Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Bluecast: Stuart Dybek

Stuart Dybek reads from his short-short story, "Voyeur of Rain," featured in our 29.1 summer issue. We're honored to have Stuart Dybek serve as the final judge of this year's 1/2K prize for short-short stories & prose poems.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

2007 Indiana Review Poetry Prize

The envelopes have all been counted and we'd like to offer our most sincere congratulations to Jacqueline Lyons whose poem "My Life in Quebec" was selected by Joy Harjo as the winner of the 2007 IR Poetry Prize. Click here for a complete list of results.

Monday, May 21, 2007

You Have the Right to...

The Seattle Times has an interesting article about a shift in the publishing industry regarding "out of print" books and author's rights.
According to the article, the typical publishing contract includes language that defines a book as being "out of print" if sales dip below a certain level. When a book is designated as "out of print," rights to the book revert back to the author.
However, with the rise of Print on Demand publishing, publishers are seeing less reason to take these books out of print. The Author's Guild is sounding the alarm that this could dramatically (and negatively) affect author's rights to their own work. We report, you decide.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Best American Non-Required Reading

Congratulations to Kevin A. Gonzalez, whose short story, "Loteria," was recently selected for publication in the 2007 Best American Non-Required Reading series. "Loteria" first appeared in our 2006, Latina/Latino issue.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Indiana University Writer's Conference

Our friends over at the Indiana University Writer's Conference (now in its 67th year!) have put together a stellar lineup of writers this summer. Heather McHugh, Lee Martin, Khaled Mattawa, Matthew Klam, Catherine Bowman, Nicholas Dawidoff, Crystal Wilkinson, and Adam Langer will all be holding classes and/or workshops. The conference is a good opportunity to rub shoulders (elbows?) with like-minded individuals of the writerly persuasion and get some top-notch instruction from some very talented teachers. The conference runs from June 10th-15th. Check it out.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Bluecast: Joshua Poteat

Joshua Poteat reads his poem, "Apparatus to Show the Amount of Dew on Trees and Shrubs," from our 29.1 summer issue. Remember, if you'd like to hear previous editions of the Bluecast, just click "posts" and select the one you want to hear.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

29.1 On It's Way!

We just sent our newest issue, 29.1, to the printers and it should be in mailboxes and newsstands within weeks. The issue features work by Jennifer Davis, Stuart Dybek, Tyrone Jaeger, Tom Kealey, Dana Levin, Lucia Perillo, Joshua Poteat, Wendy Rawlings, Albert Rios, and others. We'll preview more work in the Bluecast, so stay tuned.