The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Casting Deep Shade by C. D. Wright and The White Card: A Play by Claudia Rankine.
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The Center for Fiction relocates to Brooklyn, New York, with plans to expand its membership, events, educational offerings, and resources for fiction writers.
The annual twelve-day conference at the University of the South, featuring workshops, craft lectures, and a historic community of writers, turns thirty.
Founded in 2014 by Sean Shearer, BOAAT Press publishes both traditional books and handmade chapbooks of poetry by emerging writers.
After twenty-two years as the executive director of the MacDowell Colony, Cheryl A. Young discusses the future of the prestigious residency program.
A graphic memoirist explores issues of race, identity, family, and America through conversations with her six-year-old son.
Twenty years after its founding, online anthology Poetry Daily expands its editorial vision through a new partnership with George Mason University.
A poet discusses five journals that published poems from his third collection, As One Fire Consumes Another.
A round-up of four new anthologies, including A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction From 25 Extraordinary Writers, edited by Victor LaValle.
Circumference Books, launched in 2018 by Jennifer Kronovet and Dan Visel, is dedicated to bringing international works of poetry to an English-speaking audience.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Hark by Sam Lipsyte and Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin.
An essayist discusses the five journals that first published the essays in her debut collection, Five Plots.
The new executive director of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses discusses her new role and the importance of independent publishing.
Using found objects and handmade pieces of art to publish new works of literature, a small press in Baltimore expands the understanding of what it means to be a book.
Cofounded by writers Richard Siken and Drew Burk, Spork Press publishes evocative and voice-driven chapbooks and full-length books of poetry and fiction.
A six-day festival in Elko, Nevada, featuring poetry, music, dancing, storytelling, and folk art, celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary.
The first lines of a dozen new and noteworthy books, including Natasha Trethewey’s Monument: Poems New and Selected and Alice Walker’s Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart.
An independent press in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been publishing full-length and chapbook-length poetry collections for fifty years.
Helmed by Ann Hood, a new imprint from Akashic Books offers a home for books about grief, loss, and recovery.
An increasing number of classic books, such as To Kill a Mockingbird and Anne Frank’s diaries, are being adapted into graphic form.
Siglio Press celebrates ten years of publishing genre-defying books that incorporate literary and visual art.
A roundup of new anthologies, including Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, edited by Glory Edim.
Emily Nemens on her new role at the storied magazine, her editing process, and her plans for future issues.
A poet discusses four journals that published poems from her second collection, Instruments of the True Measure.
Colorful illustrations accompany notes, quotes, and literary trivia about books to read and bookstores to visit.