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Small Press Points


Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Prairie Lights Books, a new publishing collaborative between the Iowa City-based Prairie Lights bookstore and the University of Iowa Press. 

Literary Journals Associated With MFA Programs

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If, as part of your graduate experience, you’re interested in contributing your time or writing to a school-sponsored journal, check out this listing of institutions whose MFA programs produce literary magazines.

Iowa City

Online Only, posted 5.01.12

Before heading to the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, held throughout June and July, get acquainted with the reading series, bars, landmarks, and people—including our guide Jan Weissmiller, co-owner of indie bookseller Prairie Lights Books—of designated City of Literature Iowa City. 

Small Press Points


Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Ice Cube Press, the nineteen-year-old publisher based in Iowa City with a focus on the importance of place.

Q&A: Chang Signals New Era in Iowa


On the eve of her departure from Somerville, Massachusetts, for Iowa City, Lan Samantha Chang spoke about her new role as the leader of the country's oldest creative writing program.

Return From Silence: An Interview With Norman Dubie


After a 10-year hiatus from publishing, Norman Dubie has returned with an award-winning volume of collected and new poetry, a 400-page sci-fi poem, and his latest, Ordinary Mornings of a Coliseum.

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