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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 Cave Wall, 1913: A Journal of Forms, Alehouse, Avery, Cadillac Cicatrix, and Rattle.
With the publication of his ninth collection, poet Bin Ramke has emerged as one of the avant-garde's treasured half-secrets.
From conceptualization to marketing and sales, novelist Timothy Schaffert reveals the ins and outs of book jacket design, offering examples and tips on how authors can work with their own agents and editors to facilitate the process.
Page One offers a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from Cion by Zakes Mda and (Not That You Asked): Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions by Steve Almond.
The former Atlanta Journal-Constitution books editor discusses the public response to the elimination of her job and the future of book reviewing.
A covert collective called the Guerilla Poetics Project takes poetry distribution to another level by stashing free broadsides in libraries and bookstores.
Festival organizers, scholars, publishers, and readers celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s scroll-inscribed classic with special events and new books about the famous novel.
Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Dalkey Archive Press, Open Letter, the New York Review Books Classics, New Directions, Archipelago, Caketrain Press, and Octopus Books.
The release of three anthologies of creative nonfiction (or literary nonfiction or narrative nonfiction or whatever you choose to call it) proves that while difficult to label, there’s little challenge finding representative work for the so-called fourth genre.
Eleven years after the publication of his best-selling debut story collection, Junot Díaz’s follow-up has finally arrived.
Cathy Park Hong is a poet interested in the porous boundaries between languages and cultures. In her newest collection, Dance Dance Revolution (Norton, 2007), winner of the 2006 Barnard Women Poets Prize, Hong creates a poem sequence that takes place in a future city called the Desert. It is in this tourist town, modeled on the likes of Las Vegas and Dubai, that Hong introduces the Guide, an amalgam of new and extinct English dialects, Korean, Latin, Spanish, and other miscellaneous pidgins. Acting as the reader's escort, Hong uses the Guide to address the issues of identity, both personally and geographically, in an increasingly globalized world.
A new generation of writers is now incorporating superheroes into their fiction, bringing a literary air to the larger-than-life modern archetypes.
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 Ninth Letter, Persimmon Tree, Passager, Anderbo, storySouth, Hotel St. George Press, Five Chapters, and Ellipses.
The former editor of Ellipses…Literary Serials and Narrative Culture shares six tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of a literary journal start-up.
A selection of recently published titles—blockbuster novels, international literature, and contemporary poetry collections—for the discerning beach bum.
Untitled by Lamar Peterson is one of twenty works showcased in Poets on Painters, an exhibit at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University that pairs up paintings with the poems that inspired them.
After thirty years of publishing Parnassus, founder Herbert Leibowitz discusses the end of the journal and his outlook on the future of poetry.
In our seventh annual profile of first-time fiction writers, we introduce Rishi Reddi, Jeff Hobbs, Frances Hwang, Phil LaMarche, and Sunshine O’Donnell.