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Secrets Hidden in the Stacks
Page One • Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
Literary Festivals Go Virtual
Small Press Points
Kuipers Leads Poetry Northwest
The Time Is Now • Writing Prompts and Exercises
What We Found in Writing
A POETICS OF RESILIENCE • IN HER NEW BOOK, MEMORIAL DRIVE: A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR, FORMER POET LAUREATE AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNER NATASHA TRETHEWEY CONTENDS WITH PERSISTENT TRAUMA, BOTH PERSONAL AND CULTURAL, GOING BEYOND WITNESSING TO SEEK TRUTH IN ALL ITS COMPLEXITY.
READ INDIE • Independent publishers champion the widest array of voices possible, bringing forth books that uniquely challenge, inform, and compel us. In this moment when you need books the most, support indie publishers and #ReadIndie.
Ashleigh Bryant Phillips • whose debut story collection, Sleepovers, was published in June by Hub City Press.
Jean Kyoung Frazier • whose debut novel, Pizza Girl, was published in June by Doubleday.
Corinne Manning • whose debut story collection, We Had No Rules, was published in May by Arsenal Pulp Press.
Megha Majumdar • whose debut novel, A Burning, was published in June by Knopf.
John Fram • whose debut novel, The Bright Lands, will be published in July by Hanover Square Press.
WHO WE ARE • ELEVEN LITERARY AGENTS REVEAL WHAT THEY WANT TO READ, HOW TO QUERY THEM, WHAT INSPIRES THEM, AND HOW THEY WILL KNOW IF YOU’RE THE ONE
What We Read • Twenty-Five Literary Journals Agents Peruse to Find New Writers
Agents for Poets An Investigation
Reviewers & Critics
Publishing During a Pandemic
PATRONS CIRCLE • Supporting Supporting literature at its source
Conferences & Residencies • Editor’s Note: The following events may be impacted by efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As always, we ensured that this information was accurate at the time of printing, but please check the organizations’ websites for any information about cancellations and postponements.
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