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Posts Tagged: Publishing

Finding Meaning in Where the Why Leads: Talking with Kyle Beachy

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Kyle Beachy discusses his new memoir, THE MOST FUN THING.

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Trust in Action: Talking with the Editors of Fat and Queer

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Co-editors Bruce Owens Grimm, Miguel M. Morales, and Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini discuss FAT AND QUEER.

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Not the Only One: A Conversation with Zakiya Dalila Harris

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Zakiya Dalila Harris discusses her debut novel, THE OTHER BLACK GIRL.

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The Desire for a Pain-Free Existence: Talking with Karen Tucker

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Karen Tucker discusses her debut novel, BEWILDERNESS.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Lilly Dancyger

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Lilly Dancyger discusses her debut essay collection, NEGATIVE SPACE.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Febos

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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection, GIRLHOOD.

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All about Anthologies: A Roundtable Discussion

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With Lilly Dancyger, Sari Botton, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, and Christine Taylor.

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On Resilience, Tender Rituals, and Responsible Love: Talking with Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon discusses the revised HOW TO SLOWLY KILL YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN AMERICA.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Molly Spencer

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Molly Spencer discusses her new collection, HINGE.

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The Best of Brevity: A Roundtable Discussion on Flash Nonfiction

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With Deesha Philyaw, Jaquira Díaz, Danielle Gellar, and Torrey Peters.

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The Mentor Series: Emily J. Smith and Chloe Caldwell

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Emily J. Smith interviews her mentor, Chloe Caldwell.

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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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The Mentor Series: Lisa Locascio and Aimee Bender

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Lisa Locascio interviews her mentor, Aimee Bender.

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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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Into the Margins: Talking with Siglio Press

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Founder and publisher Lisa Pearson discusses Siglio Press.

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How Amazon Is Making Sex a Dirty Word

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“[A]s long as we retain all of these conflicting ideas of what sex is, and what it means to us, sex will always sell—until it’s inconvenient.”

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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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Sound & Vision: Anthony DeCurtis

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Allyson McCabe talks with Anthony DeCurtis, author and music journalist, about the art of the interview, his friendship with Lou Reed, and teaching in the digital age.

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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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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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What’s at Stake: The NEA and the Literary Ecosystem

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As a poet I get it: talking about “literary infrastructure” is boring. Who wouldn’t rather talk about poets, poems, or aesthetic movements? When we start hearing a lot about the organizations dedicated to supporting authors, presses, and readings rather than the people making literature it probably means those organizations are threatened. Well, welcome to 2017! […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Bookstore sales continue to grow. In the wake of the presidential election, bookstores are becoming more than just shops and are serving their communities as impromptu community centers. More independent bookstores are becoming publishers. Bushwick Brooklyn’s Molasses Books has started fundraising for good causes following Trump’s election. Bridgeside Books in Waterbury is trying to make Black […]

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