Read exclusive excerpts from the novels and story collections of debut fiction writers Courtney Maum, Scott Cheshire, Celeste Ng, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, and Mira Jacob.
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Ron Capps’s Washington, D.C.–based Veterans Writing Project helps military veterans and their families begin to heal through writing workshops around the country.
PJ Mark, whose clients include Samantha Hunt, Wayne Koestenbaum, Dinaw Mengestu, Maggie Nelson, Ed Park, and Josh Weil, talks about what writers can do to improve their chances of success, why fiction is harder to sell than nonfiction, and the importance of trusting your heart.
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 Lydia Davis’s Can’t and Won’t and Porochista Khakpour’s The Last Illusion, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
A start-up based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, aims to change the face of digital publishing through a writing-based social media tool.
Susan Golomb, whose clients include Jonathan Franzen, Rachel Kushner, and William T. Vollmann, talks about the ebb and flow of submission season, the art of the preemptive offer, and the gems she finds in her slush pile.
A Danish organization challenges library patrons worldwide to confront prejudices and change perspectives through conversations with “human books.”
A digital publisher reinvents itself as a library of short-form works.
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 Glimmer Train, A Public Space, American Short Fiction, NOON, One Story, and One Teen Story.
The executive director of the Academy of American Poets discusses the forthcoming rebranding of its website, poets.org, in celebration of the organization’s eightieth anniversary.
Two editors launch a new digital magazine that explores the business of getting paid to write.
A debut poet’s first collection examines ethnic identity, gang life, and masculinity.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Barrelhouse Books, a newly founded independent press launched by the editors of Barrelhouse magazine.
A new graphic memoir by Liana Finck illustrates real letters sent to Abraham Cahan, the late editor of the Yiddish-language newspaper the Forward.
The agent of authors such as Diana Nyad and Herman Wouk answers questions about self-publishing, age restrictions, and working with an agent remotely.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Curbside Splendor, a recently expanded independent press located in Chicago.
The publisher of her eponymous imprint at Penguin Random House, Amy Einhorn discusses her early days as an assistant at FSG, the importance of titles, and how she pushes her authors to make their books the best they can be.
An innovative exhibit in Fort Worth, Texas, encourages artists and writers to take inspiration from one another’s work.
The executive director of the Center for Black Literature celebrates a decade of service and looks forward to this month’s National Black Writers Conference in New York City.
An exhibit celebrating the artistic community surrounding poet Robert Duncan and his partner, artist Jess Collins, will travel across the country throughout the year, starting this spring in New York City.
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 Creative Nonfiction, Brick, the White Review, Little Star, and Ecotone.
This April, during National Poetry Month, and through September, five high school students will work to promote poetry across the country.
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 Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird and Justin Hocking’s The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
This spring poets Joshua Edwards and Lynn Xu will build a house together after exploring the meaning of home through writing, photography, and a 680-mile walk across Texas.
In a continuing series examining the state of literature abroad, poets Amjad Etry and Hala Mohammad and filmmaker Muhammad Bayazid discuss the challenges that writers and artists face amidst ongoing political turmoil in Syria.