November/December 1998

Andrei Codrescu, self-proclaimed "planetary refugee" challenges contemporary American writers to heed their literary ancestors.

Features

Your Creative Conscience Is Calling

by Julia Cameron
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Writing what wants to be written.

Confessions of a Slush Pile Reader

by Jennifer Carr
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An MFA graduate volunteering at a literary magazine describes her selection process.

On and Off Communism's Red Train: A Profile of Andrei Codrescu

by Julie Checkoway
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Andrei Codrescu.

From Mainstream to Alma Mater

by Cathy Stanton
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Bringing literary writers and university presses together.

Profit or Perish

by Anna Monardo
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University presses aren't immune to profit analysis.

On Chapbooks

by Richard Dey
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Origin and evolution of chapbooks.

Rock Steady in the Granite State

by Lindsay Cobb
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New Hampshire Writers' Project.

Carole DeSanti, on the Peculiarly Invisible Job of Editor

by Stanley E. Ely
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DeSanti, a Putnam Penguin editor, discusses publishing and marketing.

A Writer's Counsel: Subsidiary Rights: An Owner's Manual

by Alan J. Kaufman
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What is a fair share?

A Tribute to the Long Legacy of "The Kid"

by E. Ethelbert Miller
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Dorothy West, 1907-1998.

News and Trends

No Winners: A Trend in Literary Contests?

by Ruth Ellen Kocher
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Many contests fail to name a winner.

National Poetry Slam Draws Largest Crowd Ever

by Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
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Slam poetry is gaining popularity.

Sewanee Launches Emerging Writers' Series

by Heather Shayne Blakeslee
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