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Online Only, posted 9.30.13

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:

In a surprising move for a magazine that does not typically showcase fiction, the New York Times Magazine published a story by Dave Eggers this weekend.

GalleyCat reminds us if the federal government shuts down due to stalled congressional negotiations, the Library of Congress and its website will shut down as well.

Beginning in November, David Rosenbaum will head the University of Missouri Press.

Carolyn Kellogg reports Apple is developing a technology for embedding signatures using an “iBook autographing system,” which would allow authors to sign e-books at public events. (Los Angeles Times)

John Dorsey of the Toledo Free Press ponders if the venerable Evergreen Review will shutter. The literary magazine was created by Grove Press founder Barney Rosset, who died in February 2012.

Justin St. Clair considers the postmodern legacy of Thomas Pynchon, as well as his new novel Bleeding Edge. (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Ploughshares looks at writers who exercise (while writing).

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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.

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November/December 2014

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


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