Our cover story is a profile of Carol Muske-Dukes, who may be best known as a poet, but the publication of Channeling Mark Twain, her third novel, might just change that.
A Novelist's Inner Poet: A Profile of Carol Muske-Dukes
Poet and fiction writer Carol Muske-Dukes discusses her third novel, Channeling Mark Twain.
Little Miracles: A Profile of Lydia Davis
Despite her penchant for literary experimentation, Lydia Davis has chosen the old-fashioned label "stories" for all of her collections, including her latest, Varieties of Disturbance.
Skywriter: A Profile of Ron Carlson
For the past thirty years, the release of a new book by Ron Carlson meant only one thing: more award-winning stories. But with Five Skies, Carlson returns to the novel form.
Truth, Lies, and Outsider Art: A Profile of Greg Bottoms
Greg Bottoms has demonstrated that the truth is rarely black and white in all three of his books of creative nonfiction, but never more vibrantly than in his latest, The Colorful Apocalypse.
In our seventh annual profile of first-time fiction writers, we introduce Rishi Reddi, Jeff Hobbs, Frances Hwang, Phil LaMarche, and Sunshine O’Donnell.
A selection of recently published titles—blockbuster novels, international literature, and contemporary poetry collections—for the discerning beach bum.
News and Trends
After thirty years of publishing Parnassus, founder Herbert Leibowitz discusses the end of the journal and his outlook on the future of poetry.
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.
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.
Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Archipelago Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, Akashic Books, Fence Books, and Emergency Press.
A new generation of writers is now incorporating superheroes into their fiction, bringing a literary air to the larger-than-life modern archetypes.
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.
Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from The Human Line by Ellen Bass and Lost Men by Brian Leung.
The Practical Writer
Will Write for Free: Why Is Asking to Get Paid So Difficult?
Writers have a right to seek compensation for their time, talents, and creativity.
The Literary Life
A Writer's Bed: The Center of All Good Things
Numerous authors, from Eudora Welty to Edith Wharton, preferred to write in bed.
Free to Read: A Writer's First Time in the Library
The novelist and Princeton professor recalls her first experience in a library, as a fellow with the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.