What writers can learn from visual artists’ use of contrast; HarperCollins starts new development program for indie bookstores; the power of poetry to speak out for human rights; and other news.
What literature can do that op-eds cannot; Ian McKellen returns $1.4 million memoir advance; James Hannaham wins $15,000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction; and other news.
Shakespeare & Company bookstore served as refuge during Paris attacks; The Diary of Anne Frank gets a coauthor; literature’s relation to evolutionary theory; and other news.
Whiting Foundation appoints new board president; HBO picks up adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things; President Obama and Marilynne Robinson’s conversation continued; and other news.
Joshua Cohen writes serialized novel in real time; “speakeasy” bookstore shows signs of reopening; a visit to poet Anna Ahkmatova’s apartment; and other news.
The turmoil behind Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman; on marriage, writing, and Clarice Lispector; the total weirdness of the book tour; and other news.
The right kind of day job for a writer; GIF quotes app; a new reading of L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time; and other news.
The issues are cohesive; the whole of the magazine is comprehensive.
Submit anything, from new to almost-forgotten, previously published if noted in an email, or rejected for whatever reason from other venues. I do work with talented writers if a theme or plot or character can be drawn out and refined for publication in Wood Coin. The magazine is uncensored as of January 2018, yet extreme literary or artistic stunts need to coincide with US obscenity laws.
The case against “book-dropping”; literary characters who never die; the often-elusive titling process; and other news.
Lemony Snicket leads an independent bookstore initiative; Tom Hanks is published in the New Yorker; horror fiction examined; and other news.