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The Bookshop Band
Sharing Poetry Chapbooks Online
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
Hub City’s New Southern Fiction Series
Wattpad Surges Into Print
Small Press Points
O’Rourke to Edit the Yale Review
The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
Say Yes to Yourself • A POET’S GUIDE TO LIVING AND WRITING
Author Envy • THE ART OF SURVIVING ONE’S OWN PERSONALITY
SHADOW narratives • Paisley Rekdal says writing her sixth poetry collection, Nightingale, out in May from Copper Canyon Press, was “like trying to conduct a whirlwind.” The result is a stunning book about transformation that will change the way we read violence, silence, and the stories handed down to us.
Telling the Wasps
A Look Inside the System of Competition • What Really Happens After You Hit Submit
Winners on Winning • Six Authors Offer Advice for Successful Contest Submissions
How to Get Paid • FREELANCE EDITING
Negotiating Your Contract • THE POWER OF THE INFORMED AUTHOR
Agent Advice • Jody Kahn of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents
The Savvy Self-Publisher • ELIZABETH HUTCHISON BERNARD
Poets & Writers • GALA BENEFIT DINNER
Conferences & Residencies
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In Celebration of Writers