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by Adrian Versteegh
Despite worries that digital media sounded the death knell for serious, immersive reading, publishing platforms such as the iPad, Kindle, and Nook have given rise to single-sitting works—longform journalism pieces, single stories, and short novellas—that have broad reader appeal.
Small Press Points highlights the innovative and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Stoneslide Books, a recently launched fiction press looking for narratives that prompt readers “to think, to ask questions, to move the mind forward.”
by Travis Kurowski
Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue’s MagNet features Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Conjunctions, Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism, Fairy Tale Review, and Unstuck.
by Jami Attenberg
Fiction writer Jami Attenberg shares her experience using social-media platform Tumblr and offers advice to authors who want to get started themselves.
by Alethea Black, Celine Keating, Michelle Toth
Three authors who followed very different paths to publication in 2011 speak about what they learned after their books were published, including hard lessons about publicity and reviews, readings and events, and advertising and sales.
by Alethea Black, Céline Keating, Michelle Toth
Three author friends who took different paths to the publication of their debut books—via commercial press, independent press, and self-publishing outfit—compare notes about everything from working with an editor and choosing a cover to marketing and publicity.
by Catherine Richardson
As Tree Swenson prepares to step down after ten years at the helm of the Academy of American Poets in New York City, she speaks about her next role as the executive director of the Richard Hugo House and returning to the Pacific Northwest.
With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Cathy Park Hong’s Engine Empire and Rajesh Parameswaran’s I Am an Executioner: Love Stories, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.