New York City booksellers band together; National Novel Writing Month launches StayHomeWriMo; literary organizations pivot to online programming; and other stories.
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Advice from The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer; Skyhorse Publishing lays off 30 percent of staff; Paul Lisicky and Mark Bibbins share notes on writing about the AIDS crisis; and other stories.
Caroline Leavitt and Jenna Blum help promote new books via A Mighty Blaze; Arcade Publishing picks up Woody Allen’s memoir; Poets & Writers Magazine compiles a running list of conference and contest cancellations; and other stories.
Literary Hub shares new digital content; the Academy of American Poets launches “Shelter in Poems” initiative; Boston Review celebrates art in the time of quarantine; and other stories.
Poet and memoirist Molly Brodak has died; BookExpo, UnBound, and BookCon are postponed; Poets & Writers Magazine compiles resources for writers in the time of coronavirus; and other stories.
The American Booksellers Association ramps up support for booksellers; Jessie Gaynor reimagines classic novels for the age of social distancing; Paul Lisicky on writing one sentence at a time; and other stories.
Bookstores struggle to stay afloat during coronavirus outbreak; Sloane Crosley on writing about the coronavirus; Ann Patchett in conversation with Reese Witherspoon; and other stories.
Resources for writers during the COVID-19 outbreak; PEN America cancels PEN World Voices Festival; Cecilia Vicuña on creative perseverance; and other stories.
Megan Fernandes talks transformative poetry; Bilal Qureshi on finding quiet in a noisy society; Josh Cook’s tips for supporting indie bookstores during the pandemic; and other stories.
An analysis of reading habits in the United States; Lawrence Wright’s prescient pandemic novel; Ed Simon on literary responses to pandemics through the ages; and other stories.
Maris Kreizman puts the cancellation of Woody Allen’s memoir in context; New York City Penguin Random House staff work from home; Emma Warren’s guide for managing imposter syndrome; and other stories.
Jane Hirshfield discusses her life in poetry; Mira Jacob considers the advantages of graphic narrative; Alex Halberstadt turns his journalistic eye inwards; and other stories.
Booksellers in the time of coronavirus; Sonya Chung on being a latecomer to the literary life; David Grundy remembers Sean Bonney; and other stories.
Brandon Taylor talks Real Life; an interview with the multigenerational team behind Chicken of the Sea; Refinery29 celebrates powerful women in the literary world; and other stories.
Oprah’s Book Club rescinds its selection of My Dark Vanessa; Sarah MacLachlan to leave House of Anansi Press; Alison Stine on the prohibitive costs of attending AWP; and other stories.
Recording the Ducks, Newburyport audiobook; the writers challenging linearity; the Paris Review announces winners of its annual prizes; and other stories.
Diane Zinna resigns as coexecutive director of AWP; PEN/Faulkner Foundation announces fiction award finalists; Bette Warner resigns from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown; and other stories.
Sarah Blackwood on the enduring value of The Age of Innocence; sixteen writers longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction; Vivian Gornick reflects on her literary life; and other stories.
Lynn Steger Strong on unequal opportunity in literary life; Gabrielle Bellot pays tribute to Kamau Braithwaite; Parul Sehgal discusses life as a literary critic; and other stories.
R. Eric Thomas on the serious business of satire; Jennifer Baker’s roundtable with four revolutionary Black women poets; Emma Copley Eisenberg on ethical reporting; and other stories.
Poet Lisel Mueller has died at ninety-six; T. Cole Rachel offers a map for newcomers to poetry; Samuel Delany and Jeremy O. Harris in conversation; and other stories.
Matvei Yankelevich calls for political solidarity in publishing; Latinx in Publishing launches new mentorship program; Teddy Wayne shares lessons from years of interviewing; and other stories.
Ohio designates February 18 “Toni Morrison Day”; Lynne Feeley reviews recent retellings of Emily Dickinson; Emma Copley Eisenberg discusses the language of trauma; and other stories.
Longtime editor Hope Dellon has died; poet Victoria Chang shares where she finds inspiration; hundreds gather to remember Knopf leader Sonny Mehta; and other stories.
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo shares how writing a memoir changed his art; Jenn Shapland talks finding her story through Carson McCullers’s; Sally Rooney offers a window into her reading life; and other stories.