The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Second Place by Rachel Cusk and The Renunciations by Donika Kelly.
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Ten years after its first meeting, Women Who Submit has grown to a global community that continues to empower women and nonbinary writers to seek publication.
The PERIPLUS collective aims to democratize writing and publishing by matching emerging BIPOC writers with established authors and publishing professionals for yearlong mentorships.
To foster a love of reading among kids in North Carolina, Caitlin Gooch started a program through which children can read books to horses.
The fiction writer and essayist on five journals that published their work and helped shape their debut novel, The Atmospherians.
Three new anthologies including Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry and There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters From a Crisis.
Author Lara Ehrlich, the host of Writer Mother Monster, shares a selection of the best insights and advice offered on the podcast.
Lara Ehrlich, the host of the podcast Writer Mother Monster, debunks the superwoman myth and considers how to balance writing and motherhood.
Established in 2004, the indie press strives to treat poetry as a genre with “frontlist potential” while also publishing fiction, nonfiction, and literature in translation from new voices.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge and Festival Days by Jo Ann Beard.
Writers Rebel NYC, a coalition of writers who are part of the activist group Extinction Rebellion, seeks to encourage conversation and action around climate change through literature.
Writer Rachel Syme’s pen pal matching program has connected more than nine thousand correspondents from over fifty countries during the pandemic.
The independent press based in Troy, New York, prints twenty titles a year, including art books, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, which challenge genre expectations and push boundaries.
Artist and author Jillian Tamaki sewed and embroidered a piece called Blue Quilt to document her life during the pandemic.
Big Five and indie book publishers have recently increased entry-level salaries. Will it make the industry more accessible to BIPOC professionals?
The poet on five journals that published pieces from her debut collection, The Wild Fox of Yemen.
The Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have launched a fellowship program that honors disabled writers and artists in a variety of disciplines with grants of $50,000 each.
A teaching press based at High Point University in North Carolina that launched early this year aims to feature experimental poetry, fiction, and translation that “maintains a connection to human experience.”
The novelist and essayist on five outlets that he has worked with as an editor or have published pieces from his forthcoming nonfiction book, Craft in the Real World.
Poet Kaveh Akbar on his role as the poetry editor of the Nation and the challenges and possibilities of literary editing.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion and The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void by Jackie Wang.
The Prisoner Express program, created by Gary Fine in 2004, supports people who are incarcerated by sending them curated packages of books and offering educational programs.
The Impact Library Program, an initiative of the nonprofit Little Free Library, brings free miniature libraries to communities where books are scarce to encourage a love of reading and improve literacy across the country.
Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham’s book, Black Futures, comprises more than five hundred pages of poetry, artwork, memes, essays, and lyrics from Black artists.
Sidney Clifton, the eldest daughter of poet Lucille Clifton, has purchased her childhood home in Baltimore with plans to recreate the space as a haven for emerging and established artists.