On writing centers in homeless shelters; Christopher Marlowe given Shakespeare coauthor credit; literary blog HTML Giant returns after two-year hiatus; and other news.
From the Magazine
An author and veteran submitter to literary magazines questions the recent uptick in electronic submission fees and offers advice to the editors implementing them.
“Diverse” books are more likely to be banned; the legacy of Henry James; Maggie Nelson on how poetry informs her nonfiction; and other news.
The Deaf Poets Society launches crowd-funding campaign; teen science and tech program incorporates science fiction into workshops; Margaret Atwood discusses her forthcoming graphic novel; and other news.
Literary MagNet highlights an author alongside the journals that have published that author’s work. This issue’s MagNet features fiction writer Matt Bell, who takes us through five journals that first published pieces appearing in his latest collection, A Tree or a Person or a Wall.
Kevin Young named director of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; AWP releases demographics list for 2017 conference; Leigh Stein on abuse and memoir; and other news.
The newly revamped Literary MagNet highlights an author alongside the journals that have published that author’s work. This issue’s MagNet features poet Alice Notley, who takes us through five journals that first published pieces appearing in her new collection, Certain Magical Acts (Penguin, June).
How reading fiction teaches empathy; a case for reading Proust on a cell phone; the need for more people of color in editorial positions; and other news.
Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin on the decline of online book culture; J. K. Rowling on freedom of expression; Han Kang wins Man Booker International Prize for fiction; and other news.
Shelfie app partners with U.S. bookstore; Ruth Ozeki on embodied writing; on avoiding childbirth scenes in fiction; and other news.