Every year Poets & Writers presents a section on independent presses, and the new (September-October) issue features lots of information on the subject. Current section articles, which unfortunately for our purposes here seem mostly limited to the magazine's print version, include "Windy City Indies," with profiles of Chicago-based Flood Editions, Academy Chicago, and Green Lantern Press. (NB: "For writers, the financial rewards of publishing a book with Green Lantern Press at this point are virtually nonexistent....")
If you're looking for an independent publisher that might be interested in your manuscript, you'll also want to read the "Ten to Send" piece in that very same P&W, which describes 10 small presses, several of which I've mentioned before on the blog and/or in the newsletter: Aunt Lute Books, Carolina Wren Press, Essay Press, Harbor Mountain Press, Holy Cow! Press, Insomniac Press, Serious Ink Press, Small Beer Press, Soho Press, and Two Dollar Radio.
And this same P&W issue also includes an extensive Q&A with agent Molly Friedrich.
The Guide to Literary Agents blog presents new agent Jon Sternfeld, who's actively seeking "intelligent literary fiction, high-end modern fiction; nonfiction and narrative nonfiction dealing with social, cultural and historical issues; an occasional memoir and current affairs book."
Look for our next Practicing Writer newsletter to arrive in your inbox by the weekend. As always, the newsletter is free and your e-mail address remains confidential, so if you haven't yet subscribed consider yourself invited to do so! Plus, we've recently updated the complimentary guide to eponymous literary contests that's a subscriber-only benefit.
And yet another batch of jobs!
Professor and Chair of Creative Writing (fiction), University of Texas-Austin
Assistant Professor of English (fiction), Hartwick College (New York)
Part-time English Instructors, Central Michigan University
Content Development Specialist, Pacific Lutheran University (Washington)
Associate Director/Editor of Holy Cross Magazine, College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts)
Director of Advancement Communications, Centenary College (New Jersey)