March/April 1995

Marketing helped turn a midlist writer into a best-selling author.


When Free Speech Means Writing for Nothing

by Mike High
Print Only

An honoraria ban means federal employees cannot accept payment for articles or speeches, unless Supreme Court overturns it.

Writing in a River Town: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

by Michael Ryan
Print Only

In this conservative, blue-collar town, the literary life is centered around a bar, magazine, and a university.

Marketing, a Bit of Luck, and Success Come to a Midlist Writer: A Conversation With Rosellen Brown

by Charlotte Templin
Print Only

Marketing helped turn a midlist writer into a best-selling author.

How-To Books for Writers: Who Needs 'Em?

by Joan Fry
Print Only

Creative writing instructors across the U.S. pick their favorite books about the craft of writing.

An Interview With Martin Espada

by Elizabeth Gunderson
Print Only

Martin Espada, the author of City of Coughing and Dead Radiators, talks about his life, politics, and poetry.

The Writer as Translator

by Catherine Wald
Print Only

Accomplished translators talk about the impact of the craft on their own poetry and ficiton.

An Interview With Michael Denneny

by Stanley E. Ely
Print Only

During his 17 years at St. Martin's Press, editor Michael Denneny brought gay and lesbian fiction into the mainstream.

From Words to Literature: An Inside Look at the Ohio Arts Council Creative Writing Panel

by Abby Frucht
Print Only

Three writers choose Ohio's poetry and fiction fellowship winners.

News and Trends

NEA Fights Powerful Congressional Enemies

by Jane Ludlam
Print Only

As enemies of the National Endowment for the Arts assume new leadership roles in Congress, the agency faces a pivotal test of its ability to survive political attacks.

Nonprofits Gain Readers Through Grants

by Tracy Marx
Print Only

The results of the Literary Publishers Marketing Development Program, funded by the Reader's Digest Fund in 1992 and 1993, are announced.