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Posts Tagged: publishing industry

Turning the Tide: A Conversation with Tope Folarin

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Tope Folarin discusses his debut novel, A PARTICULAR KIND OF BLACK MAN.

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On Tragedy and Strength: Making Space for Our Stories

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I love that—working towards not having regret, in art and in life.

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The Mentor Series: Lisa Locascio and Aimee Bender

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Lisa Locascio interviews her mentor, Aimee Bender.

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Paying It Forward: A Conversation with Lawrence Schimel

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Writer, translator, editor, and publisher Lawrence Schimel talks about his work in the literary world.

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The Sacred Act of Art-Making: A Conversation with Patrick Coleman

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Patrick Coleman discusses his debut novel, THE CHURCHGOER.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #183: Ryan Chapman

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“[Y]ou really want to engage a reader, and not abuse their time.”

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #175: Mira Jacob

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“I wanted it to feel like it was done with urgency because it was.”

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The Mentor Series: Allie Rowbottom and Maggie Nelson

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Debut author Allie Rowbottom interviews her mentor, Maggie Nelson.

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Into the Margins: Talking with Siglio Press

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Founder and publisher Lisa Pearson discusses Siglio Press.

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One Burning Question: A Conversation with Evelyn C. White

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“I understood in that moment that my life had changed forever. And it has.”

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Bethany C. Morrow

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Bethany C. Morrow discusses her debut novel, MEM, how it felt to read Toni Morrison for the first time, and her hope for Black girl readers.

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Flying Blind: A Conversation with Kate Angus and Joe Pan

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Kate Angus of Augury Books and Joe Pan of Brooklyn Arts Press discuss the challenges and triumphs that come with running an indie press, and the recent decision to make Augury an imprint of BAP.

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Writing History

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I was pretty sure I could produce a manuscript superior to anything [this editor had] ever published before by letting my cat walk over my keyboard a few times.

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Everything as Story: A Conversation with Kendra Levin

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Kendra Levin discusses her new book, The Hero Is You, her influential mentors, her career in publishing, and the creative struggles that led her to put writing aside for many years.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Transit Books

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The founders of Transit Books discuss Wioletta Greg’s debut novel, Swallowing Mercury, and the challenges and rewards that come with starting a small independent press.

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Faith, Gods, and Gay Sex: A Conversation with Matthew Gallaway

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Matthew Gallaway discusses his second novel, #gods, moving from a big publishing house to an indie press, and why it was important to him to depict gay sex in writing.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Lisa Factora-Borchers

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Lisa Factora-Borchers talks about being a Catholic feminist, writing across genres, and pushing back against a singular narrative about New York.

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Literary Rim Shots: A Chat with John Grisham

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John Grisham discusses his advice for young writers, the literary mafia, and why he finally wrote a (literal) beach read.

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The Eternal Hunt for Relevance: Doree Shafrir Discusses Startup

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Doree Shafrir discusses her debut novel, Startup, the differences between journalism and fiction, and why she chose to tell this particular story.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Angie Thomas

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Angie Thomas discusses her debut novel, The Hate U Give, landing an agent on Twitter, and why she trusts teenagers more than the publishing industry.

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The Real Lives of Working Writers

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Bestselling and award-winning writers Danielle Trussoni and Walter Kirn host the Writerly podcast, a weekly discussion of all things pertaining to the real lives of working writers. From getting and firing an agent, to book publicity, to contracts, to working with an editor, to writing your first draft—Writerly will cover it all. And, follow Danielle […]

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Taking a Stand with Roxane

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I wouldn’t have volunteered at The Rumpus for the past three years, if I didn’t believe in the power of words. But words ring hollow if they are not met with action. Outrage tweets and Facebook posts mean noting if you don’t march, call, email, filibuster, stand, sit-in, demand, riot, challenge, and vote. Today, Roxane […]

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