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Fanny Howe’s poetry of resistance; Emily St. John Mandel reflects on her book tour; NEA grants $550,000 to Library of America; and other news.
Transforming history through art; Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich on giving voices to the voiceless; Alice James Books launches app; and other news.
by Michael Bourne
The Practical Writer
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Green Bay, Wisconsin–based Brain Mill Press, a new house committed to publishing writers of color, LGBTQ writers, and women.
The sixth Poets & Writers Live event, held in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015, started with advice and encouragement from leaders of some of the area’s literary nonprofits; continued with panel discussions on literary magazines, small presses, and self-publishing, as well as craft talks and readings; and concluded with a book fair featuring titles published by local presses.
Kevin Sampsell, publisher of Future Tense Books, leads a discussion with Heidi Broadhead, managing editor of Wave Books; Natalie Garyet, managing editor of Tavern Books; Rhonda Hughes, publisher of Hawthorne Books; and Michael Wiegers, editor in chief of Copper Canyon Press, at Poets & Writers Live in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Portland, Oregon–based Forest Avenue Press, a boutique house that publishes just three titles per year, all focusing on “a desire to investigate a subject and to bear witness.”
by Travis Kurowski
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 the Freeman’s, Verse, Masters Review, and Ploughshares.
by Rachael Hanel
With submission managers like Submittable transforming the ways in which writers submit their work to publications, new online offerings like Literistic are streamlining the process even further. But could the shift to digital-only submissions have a negative impact on the culture of publishing?
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