A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.
Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
As part of a plan to revitalize Detroit’s literary community, the nonprofit Write a House will begin awarding writers with refurbished houses in the Motor City this fall.
Harvey’s newest collection from Graywolf Press—which features the author’s visual art alongside new poetry—reveals both her visual and verbal imaginings.
Sam Savage wrote for decades and eventually gave up completely before his debut novel was published when he was sixty-five. Now he’s an international best-selling author with a third novel, Glass, published by Coffee House Press, and one simple message for all of us: Art can save you.
Mike Joyce, editor in chief of the online journal Literary Orphans, launches the Rookery, a permanent home for recently shuttered literary magazines whose content would otherwise be lost.
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.
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.
A new digital-first publisher launched in March of this year with the novella Sleep Donation by best-selling author Karen Russell, signaling a new benchmark in digital literature’s continued march toward prominence.
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 Osiris, Two Lines, Hayden’s Ferry Review, the Literary Review, and Stonecutter.
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 Shane Jones’s Crystal Eaters and Maria Venegas’s Bulletproof Vest, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Augury Books, an independent poetry press based in New York City that recently expanded to include story collections and nonfiction books to its catalogue.
Harry and Lynne Sharon Schwartz revive the Calliope Author Readings, their series of original recordings from the 1960s by novelists James Baldwin, Philip Roth, John Updike, and others in their early careers—by converting the original vinyl recordings to digital.
Two forthcoming books from Siglio Press collect the art and writing of Ray Johnson, pop artist and founder of the New York Correspondence School.
The Guardian’s literary editor discusses the newspaper’s new monthly prize for self-published books by writers based in the U.K.
Read exclusive excerpts from the novels and story collections of debut fiction writers Courtney Maum, Scott Cheshire, Celeste Ng, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, and Mira Jacob.
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.
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.
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.
Two editors launch a new digital magazine that explores the business of getting paid to write.
A new graphic memoir by Liana Finck illustrates real letters sent to Abraham Cahan, the late editor of the Yiddish-language newspaper the Forward.
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.
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.
A start-up based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, aims to change the face of digital publishing through a writing-based social media tool.
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.