Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Congratulations to Natasha Tretheway, U.S. Poet Laureate
to Natasha Tretheway, U.S. Poet Laureate
We have a new columnist at the VQR
blog, writing professor and editor Sean Bishop. His first post is
about poets gearing up for the upcoming submissions cycle, and how
the culture of mass submissions is hurting literary culture. Click here to read.
issue: The Female Conscience
Our next issue, shipping on Oct. 1,
focuses on The Female Conscience. It's 85% written by women, about
women. Contributors include Marie Arana (who served as guest editor),
Judith Warner, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Sylvia A. Earle, Reeve
Lindbergh, and more—plus a personal essay by Stephen Burt on his
cross-dressing. Subscribe now and receive
this issue when it releases next month.
& Spring 2013 Issue Theme Announcement
We are accepting pitches that tie into
upcoming issue themes. Winter 2013 focuses on the culture and business
of Hollywood; Spring 2013 focuses on the business of literature. If you
have an article idea for either issue, contact us at email@example.com.