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Our annual Writing Contests Issue offers a complete guide to nearly 100 literary competitions that charge no entry fees, a close reading of a poem by 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets winner Ansel Elkins, profiles of novelist and essayist Roxane Gay and poet Willie Perdomo, a first look at David Tomas Martinez's debut poetry collection, an in-depth interview with agent Susan Golomb, and more.

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Listen to Sally Wen Mao read five poems from her new poetry collection, Mad Honey Symposium, one of the books featured in Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin.

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Agents & Editors: Susan Golomb

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

Susan Golomb, whose clients include Jonathan Franzen, Rachel Kushner, and William T. Vollmann, talks about the ebb and flow of submission season, the art of the preemptive offer, and the gems she finds in her slush pile.

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The Human Library's Many Books

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

A Danish organization challenges library patrons worldwide to confront prejudices and change perspectives through conversations with “human books.”

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Byliner Brings Binge Culture to Books

by Rachael Hanel

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

A digital publisher reinvents itself as a library of short-form works.

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