Posts Tagged: small press

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Kimberly Lojewksi

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Kimberly Lojewski discusses WORM FIDDLING NOCTURNE IN THE KEY OF A BROKEN HEART.

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A Book with Wings: Bird Book by Sidney Wade

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There is an acceptance of the strangeness of things in these poems, even a generosity big enough to invite the oracle in for dinner.

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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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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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Help Small Presses Live to Fight Another Day

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What if you could spend a little bit of money to make sure that your favorite books from independent publishers, like Coffee House Press, Dorothy, and Copper Canyon Press, turn up at your local bookstore? Small Press Distribution, the tiny nonprofit that makes sure your favorite indie books are stocked on store shelves, is holding a […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Tobias Carroll

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Tobias Carroll discusses his newest collection Transitory, the influence of film on his writing, and getting good news at bad times.

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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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Chicago’s bookstores, bracing against the looming arrival of a physical Amazon store, are stronger than ever. Check out this roundup of local indie stores. Fišer bookstore, a Prague institution since the 1930s, is closing. Korea’s oldest bookstore closed fourteen years ago, but Jongno Books is set to reopen in Seoul.

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This Week in Books: The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny

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Welcome to This Week in Books, where we highlight books just released by small and independent presses. Books have always been a symbol for and means of spreading knowledge and wisdom, and they are an important part of our toolkit in fighting for social justice. If we’re going to move our national narrative away from […]

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This Week in Books: The Red Hijab

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Welcome to This Week in Books, a new Rumpus column that will highlight books just released by small and independent presses. Books are more important than ever. As we head into a Trump presidency, we’re seeing attacks on basic constitutional rights, increased hate crimes, and denial of accepted science. Books have always been a symbol for and […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Leland Cheuk

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Leland Cheuk discusses his novel The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong, dark humor, cancer, morally corrupt characters, and his mother.

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Not Enough Buzz to Go Around

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At Lit Hub, Ilana Masad outlines the importance of publicists in generating buzz for new books in a social media saturated-environment, and the struggle many authors face to generate their own publicity at small presses without the resources to do more: The difference between being published with a “Big 5” publisher versus a small or independent […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #53: Meet WTAW Press

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Peg Alford Pursell is the author of the forthcoming book of flash and hybrid prose, Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow (ELJ Publications). Her work has been published in VOLT, the Journal of Compressed Arts, and RHINO, among others, and shortlisted for the Flannery O’Connor Award. She produces Why There Are Words, the acclaimed Bay Area reading series she […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Becky Tuch

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Becky Tuch discusses founding The Review Review, motherhood, creativity, and the future of literary magazines.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jessa Crispin

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Jessa Crispin talks about The Dead Ladies Project and The Creative Tarot, founding Bookslut, why she has an antagonistic relationship with the publishing industry, and her estrangement from modern feminism.

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In The Beginning

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From award-winning indies like Graywolf and Copper Canyon, to the fresh crop of young presses like Yes Yes Books and Topside Press, every press begins with just one book. It can start at a kitchen table or at a pinball machine. At Lit Hub, Courtney Gillette has a run-down of twenty-one independent literary presses and their first […]

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Is There Too Much Translation?

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Writing over at Brooklyn Quarterly, Will Evans discusses why he founded a publishing house dedicated to translation: In addition to being a philosophical problem, literary translation is also a contentious business matter. There are thousands of good to all-time-great books published in the world every year in every language imaginable, but only a couple hundred of those […]

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Love for Bookstores that Love Small Presses

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This massive Milwaukee bookstore is overflowing with small press publications—an awesome bookstore size-to-indie love ratio that doesn’t seem to happen as much as it should. Besides Woodland Pattern’s impressively diverse chapbook section, the bookstore is integral to the literature community in Milwaukee. You can see it with your own eyes in a series of photos […]

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Pittsburgh, Writer’s Haven

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“According to the Post-Gazette article, writers are realizing how great Pittsburgh is, and moving there en-masse. “Of course, the article makes clear, it’s not about the money (there is not much)—it’s about being able to attend Encyclopedia Destructica’s weekly ‘binding parties,’ where tomes are produced ‘with a zine attitude and a book aesthetic.’ “Or stumbling […]

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