On Rabindranath Tagore and the erasure of Indian lit; the often-unseen book editing process; Button Poetry finds its audience through video; and other news.
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The consolidation of the book industry over the past decade has meant a blurring of boundaries between the conventional roles of agent and editor.
Picador editor on supporting overlooked voices; new e-book project explores digital ownership; Margaret Atwood’s additions to The Handmaid’s Tale audiobook; and other news.
After having a story rejected by several literary magazines, contributing editor Michael Bourne discusses the lessons he learned from the experience, including the feedback and notes for revision he received from editors that helped him write—and eventually publish—a better story.
Editor Rob Spillman talks Tin House—the magazine, the books, the summer workshop—and the pleasures, perils, and surprises of independent publishing.
The editor of the Georgia Review calls to retire a long-used publishing term, contending that unsolicited submissions are so much more than just “slush.”
As part of a continuing series, novelist Caroline Leavitt discusses how a letter from editor Andra Miller breathed new life into the female characters in her latest novel, Cruel Beautiful World (Algonquin Books, 2016).
Judge opens investigation into Lorca’s death; Chinese poems translated into Kiswahili for the first time; how book reviewing is like restaurant reviewing; and other news.
Europa Editions launches scholarship for U.S. booksellers; Roxane Gay on bearing witness to police brutality; actress’s memoir about Zambia sparks controversy; and other news.
A publishing-industry veteran who has worked as an agent, writer, and editor explores how her various experiences have helped her make decisions about both her own career and that of other writers.