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Ether for Authors: Looking for AWP’s Leadership

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Porter Anderson’s recap of publishing buzz eviscerates AWP’s poor leadership, covers SFWA’s battle with Random’s new contracts, Richard Nash’s defense of literature and more.

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AWP 2013 Boston, Day 3: The Weird Bomb Explodes

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The final day of AWP in Boston finds the 11,000 writers in attendance, zombified and roaming the halls looking for free swag, as everyone vows ‘never again.’

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AWP 2013 Boston, Day 2: “Judge and/or Be Judged”

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‘I’m just here to soak up the desperation,’ says one AWP attendee who managed to remain aloof from from the fray, but our correspondent David Duhr hasn’t fared as well.

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Ether for Authors: AWP’s Boston Foray, B&N’s Travails, McEwan’s Doubts

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Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of writerly buzz from around the web previews this week’s AWP conference in Boston, B&N’s bad news, Ian McEwan’s doubts about fiction and more.

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AWP Diary, Finale: Flirting with Scurvy, Poet Jim Hazard RIP

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Over the last two days of AWP our correspondent flirts with scurvy, eulogizes poet Jim Hazard, and realizes his whole life is a less-intense version of AWP.

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AWP Diary, Day 1: Please Don’t Feed the 9,500 Writers

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Editor David Duhr reports back from his first day at the AWP in Chicago, where he’s asked: ‘Would you like bacon and cheese on your kielbasa, or just cheese?’

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Literary “Rock Star” Steve Almond Does D.I.Y. and Walks Away With Fistfuls of Cash

By David Duhr I’m standing awkwardly on the dais steps between a seated Steve Almond and a line of fans waiting to buy signed copies […]

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