| Give a Gift |

  • Digital Edition

Editorial Salaries, Penguin Files Breach of Contract, and More

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.26.12

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:

Folio magazine has published its 2012 Editorial Salary Survey.

With the upcoming release of competing tablets, Business Insider believes Amazon's Kindle Fire will become a dud.

Sir Peter Stothard, editor of the Times Literary Supplement, suggests the rise of book bloggers may kill literary criticism. (Independent)

The Smoking Gun reports Penguin has filed breach of contract claims in New York State Supreme Court against authors Elizabeth Wurtzel, Ana Marie Cox, Rebecca Mead, and others, demanding the return of paid advances.

Poe House, the Baltimore home of Edgar Allan Poe—a museum since 1949—is shuttering Friday, which corresponds with the last day of its curator Jeff Jerome, who has worked there for thirty-four years. The city of Baltimore plans to open the museum's doors again in 2013. (Baltimore Sun)

The JFK Library and Museum in Boston is attempting to save thousands of letters written to Ernest Hemingway from decay. In the collection are four Western Union telegrams from F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Associated Press)

Creating a new version of an exquisite corpse, several writers—including Roxane Gay, and Patrick Somerville—are participating in a collective storytelling experiment on Tumblr, an Electronic Corpse.

Today is the birthday of Thomas Stearns Eliot, born on this day in 1888. (Berfrois)

Reader Comments

City Guide

by Jen Michalski

Author Jen Michalski takes us on a tour of the many literary sites writers should visit while strolling the gritty streets of Baltimore.

Upcoming Events
University of Chicago - Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801
October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
The New School's Orozco Room
October 21, 2014 - 6:30pm
The Poetry Foundation
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
City Lights Bookstore
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Poet's House
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Conferences & Residencies
West Cork, Ireland
Riga, Latvia
Charlotte, North Carolina
Writing Contests
University of Evansville
American Library Association
Magazine Articles

by Mira Ptacin

November/December 2014

Despite struggles, libraries are learning to navigate the ever-changing, and often cost-prohibitive, landscape of digital lending.


by Staff

Politics & Prose replaces Barnes & Noble as official National Book Festival bookseller; new Berryman volume and reissues released; Carlos Lozada named nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post; and other news.

Directory of Writers
Charlottesville, VA
Brooklyn, NY
Raleigh, NC

Subscribe to P&W Magazine | Donate Now | Advertise | Sign up for E-Newsletter | Help | About Us | Contact Us | View Mobile Site

© Copyright Poets & Writers 2014. All Rights Reserved