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Literary MagNet

by
Travis Kurowski
10.15.14

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 American Reader, the Atlas ReviewApogeeSlice, and Parcel.

The Amazon Conflict

by
Kevin Nance
9.30.14

On its surface, the ongoing dispute between Hachette Book Group and Amazon is about the price of e-books, but as more authors and traditional publishers square off against the giant online retailer, which has plenty of defenders of its own, many in the industry are starting to believe the battle is about something much more fundamental—it’s about the future of literature itself.

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Jess Row’s Your Face in Mine and Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Literary MagNet

by
Travis Kurowski
8.20.14

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 Parnassus, FIELD, Conduit, Redactions: Poetry, Poetics, & Prose, and Southern Humanities Review.

Living Room: A Profile of Sam Savage

by
Kevin Larimer
7.21.14

Sam Savage wrote for decades and eventually gave up completely before his debut novel was published when he was sixty-five. Now he’s an international best-selling author with a third novel, Glass, published by Coffee House Press, and one simple message for all of us: Art can save you.

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Miss the Hiss of Voices on Vinyl?

by
Jonathan Vatner
6.18.14

Harry and Lynne Sharon Schwartz revive the Calliope Author Readings, their series of original recordings from the 1960s by novelists James Baldwin, Philip Roth, John Updike, and others in their early careers—by converting the original vinyl recordings to digital.

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