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Girls creator Lena Dunham discusses her new feminist book imprint, Lenny Books, and its first title, Sour Heart, the debut story collection by Jenny Zhang.
The first museum of its kind in the United States, the Chicago-based American Writers Museum honors writers and writing that has helped shaped American society and culture.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including Celeste Ng’s new novel, Little Fires Everywhere, and Frank Bidart’s Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016.
Beth Ann Fennelly highlights five journals that first published pieces appearing in her new book, Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs.
The Radius of Arab American Writers works to support and disseminate creative and scholarly writing by Arab Americans through workshops, conferences, and community outreach.
A young developer discusses the genesis of her app, We Read Too, which offers an extensive database of multicultural books for young readers.
South African artist Barbara Wildenboer transforms old reference books into delicate sculptures that evoke their sources’ subject matter.
Page One offers the first lines of a dozen new and noteworthy books, including Roxane Gay’s Hunger and Julia Fierro’s The Gypsy Moth Summer.
A video series explores ideas of America and identity by featuring people from across the state of Alabama reading stanzas from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the San Francisco–based feminist press Aunt Lute Books.
Editor Yuka Igarashi highlights five journals that first published debut stories included in PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2017, forthcoming in August from Catapult.
In a growing trend, video games simulate the experience of being inside classic works of literature, from Thoreau’s Walden to Joyce’s Ulysses.
[Y]volve Publishing, a new press based in Chicago, has launched a chapbook series featuring poetry both written and edited by local teens.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Tallahassee, Florida–based Twisted Road Publications, which champions authors overlooked by mainstream publishing and “books that depict the shadowy places where the disenfranchised dwell.”
The new executive director of the Cave Canem Foundation talks about her history with the organization, her vision for the future, and the role of poetry in a hostile political climate.
Since its inception in 1987, the Writers Studio has grown from a small workshop in the West Village of New York City to an indispensable literary institution offering online courses, programming for children, and readings, craft classes, and workshops in five cities in the United States and abroad.
Radish, an innovative serial-reading app, publishes works of fiction one chapter at a time. Users can read original stories and pay to unlock more plot, putting money in the pockets of the writers who contribute.
Writer and artist Kristen Radtke’s debut graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This, combines vivid illustrations with an unflinching investigation of loss, memory, and the construction and dissolution of the self.
After the election, writers and editors around the country responded by launching new publications as outlets for both literary excellence and impassioned social critique.
Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Mary Gaitskill’s Somebody With a Little Hammer and Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky.
Alex Dimitrov takes us through five journals that first published poems appearing in his new book, Together and by Ourselves.
This issue’s MagNet features fiction writer Deb Olin Unferth, who takes us through five journals that first published stories appearing in her new collection, Wait Till You See Me Dance.
Twenty poetry organizations from across the United States have joined forces to enhance the visibility of poetry and its growing popularity and cultural impact, beginning with a monthlong, nationwide suite of programs investigating the relationship between poetry and migration called “Because We Come From Everything.”
Less than a year after the celebrated author’s death, the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort, South Carolina, has opened its doors.