The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including The Tradition by Jericho Brown and Orange World by Karen Russell.
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A Houston artist turns outdated manuals, phone books, and encyclopedias into visually striking sculptures.
Poets House in New York City launches an interactive digital exhibition of their chapbook collection.
A roundup of four new anthologies, including the third volume of the BreakBeat Poets series, Halal If You Hear Me, edited by Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo.
A fiction writer discusses five journals that published work from her debut story collection, Sabrina & Corina.
The Kansas City, Missouri–based independent press approaches its fiftieth anniversary with plans to launch a chapbook competition in 2020.
The online storytelling community expands to print with the launch of Wattpad Books.
A pair of English singer-songwriters perform literature-inspired music in bookstores across the United States.
Funded by novelist Charles Frazier, the Cold Mountain series will highlight new literary fiction from the South.
Poet and memoirist Meghan O’Rourke, the incoming editor of the Yale Review, discusses her approach to editing, her plans for the journal, and the trends she’s most excited about.
The annual twelve-day conference at the University of the South, featuring workshops, craft lectures, and a historic community of writers, turns thirty.
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.
A graphic memoirist explores issues of race, identity, family, and America through conversations with her six-year-old son.
Founded in 2014 by Sean Shearer, BOAAT Press publishes both traditional books and handmade chapbooks of poetry by emerging writers.
Twenty years after its founding, online anthology Poetry Daily expands its editorial vision through a new partnership with George Mason University.
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.
A poet discusses five journals that published poems from his third collection, As One Fire Consumes Another.
The Center for Fiction relocates to Brooklyn, New York, with plans to expand its membership, events, educational offerings, and resources for fiction writers.
After twenty-two years as the executive director of the MacDowell Colony, Cheryl A. Young discusses the future of the prestigious residency program.
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 new executive director of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses discusses her new role and the importance of independent publishing.
An essayist discusses the five journals that first published the essays in her debut collection, Five Plots.
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.
A six-day festival in Elko, Nevada, featuring poetry, music, dancing, storytelling, and folk art, celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary.
Cofounded by writers Richard Siken and Drew Burk, Spork Press publishes evocative and voice-driven chapbooks and full-length books of poetry and fiction.