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.