This week, we bring you not a traditional journal but Fresh Pressed, the biannual newsletter from the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. CLMP is an organization dedicated to serving independent literary publishers, offering a biweekly e-newsletter, a literary journal circulation database template to help lit mags manage their records, workshops and roundtables, various online resources, and several publications.
The current edition (February 2011) of Fresh Pressed contains audio versions of panels and workshops from AWP 2011 and CLMP’s Fall 2010 LWC}NYC (Literary Writers Conference in New York City). Topics include:
- “Editor as Mentor: Literary Magazines and Emerging Writers” (a subject dear to FWR’s heart) with Rob Spillman of Tin House, Hannah Tinti of One Story, and C. Dale Young of the New England Review
- “Size Matters: Big Houses, Small Presses and the Literary Ecology of American Publishing,” a keynote address by CLMP board co-chair Gerald Howard
- “Anatomy of a First Fiction Book,” featuring Katie Arnold-Ratliff, author of Bright Before Us, in conversation with her literary agent, Sarah Burnes, on the trials and tribulations of publishing a first book
and many others, all in mp3 format. If you missed any of these panels, here’s your chance to hear them again! Just visit the online version of the newsletter and click on any title to listen.