Thursday, August 27, 2009

P&W This Month

The Sep/Oct '09 issue of Poets & Writers magazine is a particularly good one; there's an article on and interview with Georges Borchardt that is worth the entire cover price. Mr. Borchardt has been a literary agent for more than 50 years, and has represented or worked with writers like Elie Wiesel, Samuel Beckett, and Jean-Paul Sarte. He's really seen it all, and has a lot of fascinating observations about the biz. If you can't get the print issue of the mag, you can read the interview with him for free online here.

Independent presses got a special section of their own in the mag, along with an article on chapbooks, chapbook publishers looking for work, nine notable indies accepting submissions, and two illustrated tutorials on how to stab-stitch bind or tape-bind a chapbook of your own. For you literary short story writers, they have a profile on Tin House magazine, along with insight from the editors and specific advice. Lots of stuff for you poets out there, too. More can be found and read for free online at P&W's article index here.

6 comments:

  1. You are an invaluable resource for all of us starting out the in the business of writing. Thanks so much for all you give so freely. Some would not be as generous.

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  2. I LOVED that article on Georges Borchardt. A captivating piece on an age of the industry most of us know next to nothing about.

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  3. I really do love that magazine.

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  4. You are a wealth of knowledge, every time I lurk around your blog I find more great stuff. Thanks for the links.

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  5. I'm not sure how I managed to put you on my yahoo reader, but you're the only one there, right on my account page of my ISP site, so tend to read you over there instead of dropping by. And blogger is blocked by IT at the office, so I often forget to post by the time I get home, but I did want to thank you for the link. I printed it out and really enjoyed the article.

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  6. Thanks for the link, I cannot get the magazine here in Cyprus, so this was great for me.

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