In this issue we offer a look at My Ideal Bookshelf, a collaboration between artist Jane Mount and editor Thessaly La Force, to be released by Little, Brown in November.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Roger D. Hodge, a former Harper's editor and the new editor of the Oxford American, discusses his new role and the future of the esteemed Arkansas-based literary magazine.
With his hugely popular graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, and now Building Stories, published in October by Pantheon, Chris Ware is drawing attention to a highly emotive, visual form of creative writing.
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 Matthew Dickman's Mayakovsky's Revolver and A. M. Homes's May We Be Forgiven, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
These twenty-five feeds from literary magazines offer frequent updates about the writing they’re publishing, the events they’re hosting, and the news they find interesting.
Not every great small press is active on Twitter, but here are twenty-seven that engage book culture via social media in interesting, informative, and entertaining ways.
Literary agent Rebecca Gradinger explains why writers need agents and offers tips about best practices for finding one.
With crowdfunding platforms gaining traction in the publishing world, writers now have a means of accessing wider readerships while simultaneously soliciting funding to launch literary projects.
Small Press Points highlights the innovative and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features H_NGM_N BKS, the independent publisher of full-length collections by emerging poets, chapbooks, and reissues of out-of-print books.
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 Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue and Frederick Seidel’s Nice Weather, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
Plans are under way by the American Writers Museum Foundation to develop the first national museum dedicated entirely to the history and influence of American literature.
With its buzz-generating statistical count of male and female literary bylines, nonprofit organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has raised awareness of gender disparity in publishing and created a space in which women can exchange ideas and be heard.
As director of NYU’s creative writing program, Deborah Landau speaks about the university’s new low-residency MFA program in Paris and the storied literary history of the City of Light.
After a hotly contested auction among ten major publishers, twenty-eight-year-old Claire Vaye Watkins’s debut story collection, Battleborn, has arrived.
After reading about one famed writer’s seemingly carefree existence, novelist Jesse Browner ruminates on his personal decision to forego the romanticized bohemian life and contemplates every writer’s choice to pursue the trade-offs writers face between artistic aspirations or financial security.
In this issue we offer a look at Seymour Chwast’s graphic novel adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey, to be released by Bloomsbury in September.
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 Hudson Review, BOMB, Esopus, the Rattling Wall, and the Believer.
Having witnessed firsthand the merits of one student’s MFA education, author and creative writing teacher Gregory Spatz considers the well-worn debate on whether creative writing can be taught, and what he himself learned from his mentorship role.
After navigating a devastating crisis, husband-and-wife poets Craig Morgan Teicher and Brenda Shaughnessy reflect on the fortifying powers of poetry and their commitment to their marriage and one another’s work.
A comprehensive article about how we compiled the 2013 MFA Index of full- and low-residency programs, featured in the September/October 2012 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
If, as part of your graduate experience, you’re interested in contributing your time or writing to a school-sponsored journal, check out this listing of institutions whose MFA programs produce literary magazines.
In a fight against the controversial Arizona House Bill 2281, which effectively bans ethnic-studies classes and curricula, novelist Tony Diaz and other members of the Texas-based arts advocacy group Nuestra Palabra have formed a network of writers and supporters to raise awareness about the impact of the bill and to counter its effects with initiatives such as “banned book bashes” and the building of underground libraries.
As he steps into his new role as the NEA’s literature director, Ira Silverberg speaks about the books that first drew him to literature and how he’s currently serving the field at the nation’s largest art organization.
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 Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Conjunctions, Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism, Fairy Tale Review, and Unstuck.
Small Press Points highlights the innovative and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Stoneslide Books, a recently launched fiction press looking for narratives that prompt readers “to think, to ask questions, to move the mind forward.”