»

| Give a Gift |

  • Digital Edition

Graywolf to Publish Bakeless Prize Winners

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.22.08

The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference announced on Friday its plans to partner with Graywolf Press to publish the winners of the Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize, given annually for first books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Graywolf Press will first publish the works of the 2009 winners, who will be named in May, in 2010.

"I'm extremely pleased, thrilled really, that we've been able to forge a publishing partnership with Graywolf, the preeminent literary press in the country," Bread Loaf Writers' Conference director Michael Collier said. "And Graywolf is excited as well."

"I’ve been visiting the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference for years and have been impressed at the consistently high standard of their participants," said Graywolf Press director and publisher Fiona McCrae, in a press release, "so I jumped at the chance to publish the Bakeless winners at Graywolf."

The collaboration with Graywolf Press marks the end of Bread Loaf's years-long involvement with Houghton Mifflin, which Collier called "a wonderful and productive association." According to Collier, after Houghton Mifflin acquired Harcourt last year, the ensuing consolidations made it challenging for the publisher to maintain some of its projects, including the publication of the Bakeless Prize winners. Collier, who has had two poetry collections published by Houghton Mifflin, will continue to work with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as its poetry editor.

Established in 1947, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference is the oldest writers conference in the United States, and has awarded the Bakeless Prizes since 1996. In addition to publication of their debut books, the Bakeless Prize winners receive fellowships to attend the conference, held each August at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. The 2009 award recipients will be selected by Linda Gregerson in poetry, Percival Everett in fiction, and Sue Halpern in creative nonfiction.

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
Poetry/Fiction
Reading
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
October 24, 2014 - 5:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Talk
Split This Rock
October 24, 2014 - 5:30pm
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
Beverly, MA
Poet
Cincinnati, OH
Poet
New York, NY

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