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 Salmagundi, the Threepenny Review, Georgia Review, and Image.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Micropublishers secure their spot on the digital landscape by creating new apps that deliver carefully curated content to readers' mobile devices.
Lucy Carson of the Friedrich Agency discusses e-book publishing, when to send a sample to an agent, and more.
Massive open online courses, which are offered for free online to anyone in the world, provide a new alternative to students looking for an education in the arts.
A comprehensive article about how we compiled the 2014 MFA Index of full- and low-residency programs, featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Novelist Eleanor Henderson discusses the beauty and necessity of backstory in fiction, offering a counterpoint to a previously published article in which novelist Benjamin Percy warned writers about the dangers of backstory.
A heavy-hitting agent who for twenty-two years has represented some of the biggest literary writers in the country, Eric Simonoff discusses recent changes in the publishing industry, the pitfalls of self-publishing, and what he's learned about staying creative.
Audrey Niffenegger's new illustrated fairy tale for adults features original aquatint illustrations, all etched and painted by the author.
Pamela Paul, the new editor of the New York Times Book Review, discusses her job and the current climate of literary criticism.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Off the Grid Press, which publishes books exclusively by poets over the age of sixty.
The Newtowner, an arts and literary quarterly based in Newtown, Connecticut, published a tribute issue in an effort to help its hometown heal after the shooting at Sand Hook Elementary School.
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 David Gilbert's & Sons and Lindsay Hunter's Don't Kiss Me, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
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 MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, Tin House, Bellevue Literary Review, and Harvard Review.
New online platforms like Hostr are bridging the gap between virtual and in-real-life communities.
Read exclusive excerpts from the novels and story collections of debut fiction writers NoViolet Bulawayo, Bushra Rehman, Bill Cheng, Anton DiSclafani, and Chinelo Okparanta.
Poet Crystal Hoffman sets out on a pilgrimage across the country to write a collection of poetry and essays based on the narratives of people she meets along the way. And she’s doing it all on foot.
Authors who know how to give an inspired reading, on stage or at the front of the room, in front of an audience, can make connections that are just as moving, inspiring, and unforgettable as those established on the page.
One of the world's most beloved storytellers, Neil Gaiman talks about his novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane, young adult literature, writing comics, and how writers should (and should not) use Twitter.
New York City-based independent publisher New Directions recently relaunched its Poetry Pamphlets, a series originally published by founder James Laughlin in the 1940s.
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 Sophie Cabot Black's The Exchange and Brian Kimberling's Snapper, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
Here are seven strategies for a more efficient (and hopefully more effective) process of submitting your work to contests.
Fiction writer Aaron Hamburger got more than he bargained for when he signed up for a class in food writing. Instead of simply learning about a new genre, he also learned some valuable lessons about the one he'd been practicing for years.
Reagan Arthur, the new publisher of Little, Brown, discusses her new role and the health of the company she now leads through these uncertain times in publishing.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Gazing Grain Press, an inclusive feminist press based in Fairfax, Virginia, that publishes one title each year as part of its annual poetry and hybrid-prose chapbook contest.
The biennial Gift of Freedom Award, sponsored by the Placitas, New Mexico-based A Room of Her Own Foundation, transcends competition by acting as an agent for change in the lives of women writers.