Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Roundup with PW

2017 Sendak Fellows Announced
The 2017 Sendak Fellows were announced on December 1; the program offers artists a four-week retreat at a farm formerly owned by Maurice Sendak, in addition to a prize of $5,000.
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Turning to Lit to Understand the 'Other': In an era of fear and division, fiction plays a vital role in dramatizing difference and encouraging empathy.

Cave Canem at 20: Reflections on the 20-year history of black poetry group Cave Canem from some of its fellows and one of its cofounders.

Lit Mag Submissions 101: How, when, and where to send your work, and everything you need to know about getting your work published.

Adding a Bit of Broadway to Fantasy: Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed on to a multiplatform adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’s 'Kingkiller Chronicle,' and it's going to be big.

Whither Black Sci-Fi?: Of the 2,039 stories that American science-fiction and fantasy magazines published in 2015, only 38 were written by black authors.

The Book That North Korea Lost: A story collection smuggled out of North Korea has been selected to receive a PEN Translation award from English PEN.

New Murakami On the Horizon: Haruki Murakami’s new and "very strange" novel is set for release in Japan in February 2017.

Lowering VAT Rates for E-books: E.U. booksellers will be able to sell e-books with low VAT rates to match the discounts applied to paper books.

Iowa Considers An E-book Sales Tax: Iowa is the latest state considering the introduction of a sales tax on digital products such as e-books and software.
The Mysterious Voynich Manuscript: We know that it was put together in the early fifteenth century—but no living person has ever, as far as we know, understood it


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