Publishing Archive

Debut Chapbooks from Barrelhouse, Third Man Books, and Sutra Press

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These three presses dropped their very first chapbook this calendar year: Barrelhouse, known for its literary journal; Third Man Books, Jack White’s Third Man Records’ publishing outlet; and Sutra Press, a brand new micro-press out of Clarksville, Arkansas.

Round–Up: MacArthur Fellows, California Wildfires, and Joni Mitchell

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From writers with "genius grants" to a new biography of Joni Mitchell, we've collected the latest literary news.

Indies Elsewhere: Letra Muerta

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The fight between digital and printed books is less a real rivalry and more of a taunting between siblings. Independent publishing houses like Letra Muerta in Venezuela create beautiful books that satisfy tactile desires but pay equally detailed attention in publishing interesting content regardless the format.

Round–Up: Nobel Prize in Literature, Sasquatch Books, and National Book Awards

From the Nobel Prize in Literature to Sasquatch Books, we've collected the latest literary news.

Why Does Cover Design Matter?

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In the space of a second spent looking at a book’s cover, we reach certain conclusions about its content. An internalized pool of knowledge built on years of reading experience gives us a clue as to how serious/funny/strange the book is likely to be.

Inside DC’s Literary Loop

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Among the homegrown events regularly packing the literary-minded into bars in Washington’s hippest neighborhoods is The Inner Loop, a reading series created by local residents Rachel Coonce and Courtney Sexton.

Round–up: Banned Books Week, Hispanic Heritage, and Jane Eyre

From Banned Books Week to Jane Eyre's move to Brooklyn in a graphic novel, we've collected the latest literary news.

An Interview with Megan Bradbury of The Book Hive

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The Book Hive is a much-beloved independent bookshop that sits on the slope of a hill in Norwich’s town center. By purchasing from independent presses and maintaining a tailor-made monthly subscription service, the shop pushes the readers of Norwich down unexpected avenues.

Round-Up: Whiting Foundation, 5 Under 35, and Hillary Clinton

From new grants for magazines to the release of Hillary Clinton's What Happened, we collected the latest literary news.

Numbers & Golden Ages: A Closer Look at the National Book Award for Poetry

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Last week, the National Book Foundation announced nominees for its annual awards in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. If we are, in the words of poet Kaveh Akbar, living in a “golden age of poetry,” what can a closer look at this year’s contenders tell us about