Henri Cole's Visit to the Grave of Hart Crane, Neil Gaiman to Write Sandman Prequel, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:

Melville House has a breakdown of the latest news in the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against publishers and Apple.

Jackson prize-winning poet Henri Cole visits the graveside of a literary hero—the poet Hart Crane. (New Yorker)

The Millions rounds up a list of famous writers who were cast in films (not playing themselves), including George Plimpton, Calvin Trillin, and Maya Angelou.

Following recent news of a five-book deal for books for kids, author Neil Gaiman announced he will publish a prequel to his famed graphic novel, The Sandman. (Guardian)

On her Tumblr, veteran novelist Jami Attenberg offers advice to a young writer who asked what to expect with the publication of her first book: "Stay off the internet if you can help it."

The New York Daily News looks at a popular new Facebook game: Jane Austen's Rogues and Romances.

The Los Angeles Times details a recent Literary Death Match event, at which writers and judges—including former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins, and comedian Rob Delaney—shot Silly String at a poster of T. C. Boyle.

For Star Trek fans, John Scalzi has written a novel about the anonymous officers in red shirts whose appearance on camera usually ended in tragedy. (NPR)

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