Editor Yuka Igarashi highlights five journals that first published debut stories included in PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2017, forthcoming in August from Catapult.
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Three new story collections by immigrant writers; new anthology of West Virginia writers; Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians television series; and other news.
Since its inception in 1987, the Writers Studio has grown from a small workshop in the West Village of New York City to an indispensable literary institution offering online courses, programming for children, and readings, craft classes, and workshops in five cities in the United States and abroad.
Elizabeth Alexander on her experience as an inaugural poet; writing prompts inspired by famous authors; a literary guide to the Sundance Film Festival; and other news.
Guardian to form partnership with Vice; on Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, and the Nobel Prize; Terry McDonnell on his new memoir; and other news.
Goethe’s complex legacy; poet Jade Cho on the Asian American experience; petition to restore Dennis Cooper’s blog reaches over three thousand signatures; and other news.
Prominent literary translator Gregory Rabassa has died; fiction writer Dorthe Nors on her formal experimentation; strange work habits of famous authors; and other news.
New anthology modeled after The Canterbury Tales features stories of refugees in the U.K.; a poet and a novelist respond to the Orlando shooting; the trope of masculine genius; and other news.
A day in the life of a bookmobile librarian; Brenda Hillman named Academy of American Poets chancellor; Emma Watson’s feminist book club; and other news.
The Pushcart Prize, a venerable nonprofit award series and press, released its fortieth-anniversary prize anthology this month. On the eve of its release party, Poets & Writers staff looked into the history of the prize, and what has kept "one of the last bastions of non-corporate writing" alive and well over the years.