»

| Give a Gift |

  • Digital Edition

Pearl Buck Manuscript Found in a Storage Unit, Plimpton Documentary Hits Theaters, and More

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.22.13

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:

Virginia Quarterly Review web editor Jane Friedman has created a graphic illustrating five separate paths to publishing a book. (GalleyCat)

A forgotten novel manuscript by Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl Buck was found in a Texas storage unit, and will be published this October. (New York Times)

Penguin settled its final e-book price-fixing charges for seventy-five million dollars. (Publishers Weekly)

Book critic Ron Charles details how a bad review can transform into a good blurb. (Washington Post)

Plimpton!, a documentary directed by Tom Bean and Luke Poling is out today. The film focuses on the life and work of famed author, raconteur, and Paris Review editor George Plimpton. (New York Times)

Meanwhile, at the Paris Review, Michael McGrath is seeking a literary mentor.

Bowker has launched a self-publishing service called SelfPublishedAuthor.com. (Shelf Awareness)

Flavorwire rounded up the most beautiful libraries from the world of film and television.

Did you know that Nabokov's Lolita was originally titled The Kingdom by the Sea? Huffington Post has twenty-three other original book titles that may surprise you.

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
Poetry
Reading
Cleveland State University Library
October 24, 2014 (All day)
Poetry
Reading
{9} THE GALLERY -- PHOENIX POETRY SERIES
October 24, 2014 (All day)
Poetry
Reading/Panel/Performance
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
October 24, 2014 - 9:00am
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk
City Lights Bookstore
October 24, 2014 - 12:00pm
Poetry/Fiction
Reading
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
October 24, 2014 - 5:00pm
Conferences & Residencies
Residency
West Cork, Ireland
Residency
Riga, Latvia
Conference
Charlotte, North Carolina
Writing Contests
Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio
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
Poet
Baltimore, MD
Poet
Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer
CHATTANOOGA, TN

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