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by Adrian Versteegh
The summer issue of the Strand will feature the first chapter in what is to be a five-part serialization of a previously unpublished novel by Graham Greene. The Empty Chair, a murder mystery the author began—and then evidently abandoned—when he was just twenty-two, was discovered last year by a French researcher in the Greene archives at the University of Texas in Austin.
by Kevin Larimer
Last August, Howard Junker announced that at the end of 2009 he would retire as editor of ZYZZYVA, the literary journal he founded in San Francisco in 1985. Six months later, in February, he rescinded his resignation. Junker recently spoke about his change of heart and the future of the magazine.
by Kevin Larimer
Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and
failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and
special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in
America. This issue's MagNet features Wag's Revue, Poet Lore, the Glut, Portrait, Argosy, can we have our ball back?, DoubleTake, Midnight Mind Magazine, Mot Juste, Cue, and Black
McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers says his quarterly’s next issue intends to prove the viability of print by adopting a newspaper format. Eggers made the announcement at an Authors Guild gathering in New York City last month, where he was being feted for his charity work with the nonprofit 826 National.
Tin House magazine turns ten this year, and Literary Arts, a cultural organization located in the magazine’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, is gathering over a dozen notable writers to celebrate the occasion.
Alex Clark, the first female editor of Granta, has left the magazine after only eight months in the position. In a statement released yesterday, the London-based quarterly announced that American editor John Freeman will immediately take the helm as acting editor.
Officials at Louisiana State University (LSU) say funding cuts under consideration by the state legislature could threaten the survival of the Southern Review and LSU Press. The revered literary journal and the state’s only university-supported publishing house were among those singled out in the university's preliminary budget reduction proposal.
The Virginia Quarterly Review won the 2009 Utne Independent Press Award in the category of general excellence, the Utne Reader announced. The editors cited the quarterly journal's focus on long-form narrative journalism: "No one is doing it with more heart or soul."
The New England Review has until the end of 2011 to become self-supporting or it will lose its sponsorship, Middlebury College announced this week. The thirty-year-old magazine was included in a list of recommended cuts released on Tuesday by the Vermont college’s Budget Oversight Committee.
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