As online book reviews and user-sourced suggestion models have become increasingly important to the bookselling industry, publishers are developing new digital platforms for reviews and recommendations.
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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.
Portland, Oregon-based Octopus Books and Tin House Books join forces to collaborate on a new poetry series that carves out a space for a new audience and invigorates the city's poetry community.
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.
San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil starts a book art project in honor of Baghdad's literary community affected by a 2007 car bombing.
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 Mississippi Review, New Orleans Review, Booth, West Branch, and Pleiades.
Literary agent Matt McGowan, who represents Eula Biss, John D’Agata, Brian Evenson, and many others, answers writers’ most commonly asked questions.
Character calls forth writer. Writer calls forth reader. It seems straightforward—but is it? Novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki explores the relationships embedded in every novel and work of fiction.
With a total of more than $9 million, Poets & Writers Grants & Awards section saw an increase of more than $3 million from tens years earlier.
Gigi Rosenberg provides crowdfunding tips for writers looking to raise money for research trips, workshops, and publication.
This spring the San Francisco-based nonprofit Sustainable Arts Foundation launches its residency grant program, which offers support to writers and artists residencies that accomodate writers and artists with children.
Contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. reports on the literary community in Cairo, Egypt, interviewing authors, publishers, and booksellers about the ongoing protests, freedom of speech, and the future of Egypt.
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 Denise Duhamel’s Blowout and Phillip Lopate’s Portrait Inside My Head, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
Some of the nation's largest book sellers are seeing unprecedented global expansion by using digital platforms to their advantage.
Charlene Oldham, a freelance writer and professor of journalism and business communications, offers advice to writers about how to use Pinterest to connect with and inspire readers.
British bridal-gown designer Jennifer Pritchard Couchman created a dress made entirely out of book pages, which premiered at a literary festival in Lancaster, England, this past October.
The New Jersey-based publisher CavanKerry Press is helping patients and families awaiting medical attention with The Waiting Room Reader, an anthology of poetry and prose distributed for free to hospitals in select states across the country.
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 N+1, Boston Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Witness.
Melissa Levin of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council discusses how the nonprofit organization, which was displaced both by the September 11 attacks and more recently Hurricane Sandy, continues to provide office and studio space to writers and artists in lower Manhattan.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Prairie Lights Books, a new publishing collaborative between the Iowa City-based Prairie Lights bookstore and the University of Iowa Press.
The video poem may be ushering a whole new demographic to poetry. Here are six that have been made available to a wide audience on YouTube.
Flying Object, a nonprofit artists and writers collaborative located in Hadley, Massachusetts, attracts hundreds of writers every month through classes, workshops, readings, exhibitions, and a do-it-yourself letterpress studio.
The recently approved settlement in a federal antitrust suit against Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster has become a flash point for debate over the economics of e-books.
Contributing editor Frank Bures recalls a meeting with the late poet Paul Gruchow during his formative years, a memory that sparks a personal investigation to better understand the stories we tell ourselves in an unconcious attempt to make sense of our lives.