Jane Austen Summer Camp Diary, Dreaming Lord Byron, 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:

In a court ruling, the Authors Guild lost its class action status in its bid to stop Google from creating a digital archive of millions of library books. (Publishers Weekly)

Amazon was granted a patent for customized “supplemental content” for its e-books. (Wired)

Zeljka Marosevic details what it was like to work for Victoria Barnsley, who announced yesterday she is leaving HarperCollins. (Melville House)

Amit Majmudar describes how he reads the work of Byron in his dreams. (Kenyon Review)

The Newsstand, a pop-up shop occupying a retail space in a Brooklyn subway station, is selling indy books and ’zines until July 20. (New York Times)

Slate features a coded World War I postcard written by poet Wilfred Owen to his mother in 1917.

Ted Scheinman reports from the first annual Jane Austen Summer Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: “I’ve got all these smelling salts and no one to revive.” (Paris Review Daily)