NewPages Guide to Blogs
& Daily News Sites

Here's a list of some of the blogs and sites we go to on a regular basis. It is, as you can see, a work in progress. What we mean is: it's kind of messy. We're working on it all the time, and we'd love to hear if there are blogs you think are essential that we don't have linked yet.


General | Lit Mags | Indie Booksellers
Media | Literary Links | Poets and Writers

General - Books, Writing, Reading...

NewPages Blog "The Guide to New Books, Magazines & Music along with News & Views from the Net of Interest to Booksellers, Publishers, Librarians, Writers & Readers."

------------------- Contemporary Literature *

Afterlights poetry, visuals

AlterNet Books *

American Fiction Notes *

The American Reader

Arts & Letters Daily *

ArtsBeat Books category from the New York Times *

ArtsJournal Publishing

The Bamboo Sea Writers who write about or live in China

Band of Thebes

The Bat Segundo Show *

Bat Terrier Literature and Life in Fierce, Tiny Bites. /

Beatrice books, reviews *

Bent on Books

berfrois "Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters"

The Best American Poetry blog *

beyondwords "a blog for professional writers, editors, and designers"



Bibliophilic Blather editing, grammar, flash fiction

Big Other "online forum of iconoclasts and upstarts focusing its lens on books, music, comics, film, video..." *

Blog Critics: Books *

boingboing *

Book a Week with Jen

The Book Bench "Loose leafs from the New Yorker Books Department" *

Book By Its Cover

The Book Lady's Blog *

Book Patrol "A haven for book culture" *

Book Riot "Always Books, Never Boring" *

Book Two

BookBitchBlog *

Bookdwarf books, bookselling, reviews

BookFox "focuses mainly on new literary titles." *

Bookrageous Podcast

Books on the Nightstand

books, inq. *

Bookselling This Week *

Bookslut Reviews, interviews, blog

Booksquare "Dissecting the publishing industry with love and skepticism." *

Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene poetry, reviews, interviews

Boston Globe - Off the Shelf *

Brain Pickings *

Buzz, Balls & Hype *

Chamber Four "TV sucks. Read a Book." *

Changing Lives, Changing Minds "An alternative to incarceration founded in the power of literature to transform lives." *

Chapter & Verse blog The Christian Science Monitor *

Chicago Center for Literature and Photography *

Chicago Poetry Calendar a community organized blog for all things poetry-wise in Chicago *

Chicago Poetry Review News About The Top Poets Of Chicagoland

Chicago Reader Lit Section

Chicago Tribune Printers Row - Readers, Writers and Books *

A Commonplace Blog

The Conversant "Interview projects, talk poetries, embodied inquiry." *

Conversational Reading literature, news, interviews, reviews *

Counterbalance *

Critical Mass blog of the National Book Critics Circle *

Daily Beast Book Beast *

Daily S-Press *

The Daily Vonnegut "Reviews, Interviews, Trivia, and all things Kurt Vonnegut"

dumbfoundry poetry links, magazines, blogs, journals, sites, news *

Eat, Sleep & Read!

Edward Champion's Reluctant Habits *

Electric Literature's Recommended Reading

The Elegant Variation literature, news, reviews

Emerging Writers Network writing, literary magazines, reviews *

Experimental Fiction / Poetry reviews, interviews, commentary

The Faster Times Books *

Fiction Advocate

Fictionaut "A literary community for adventurous readers & writers" *


FiveChapters "publishes a short story in five parts each week"


Follow the Reader for those who read & recommend books.

Full Stop reviews, interviews, marginalia *

GalleyCat books, bookselling, publishing *

Ghost Word "Ethereal thoughts on books and writing" *

Gloom Cupboard Literature for the Common People *

Golden Rule Jones literature, events, writers, opinion

GOOD Books reviews, essays, book news

Granta *

Guardian U.K. Books *

Guide to Literary Agents Editor's Blog

harriet a blog from the poetry foundation *

HER KIND a blog powered by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

HiLoBrow *

How a Poem Happens

HTMLGiant *

Huffington Post Books *

identity theory interviews, fiction, nonfiction, music, film, books, verse, blogs, visuals

if:book Institute for the Future of the Book

InDigest Magazine blog

Influency Salon Engaging Conversations with Contemporary Canadian Poetry

Inside Higher Ed *

Jacket Copy  Los Angeles Times *

Kevin Kelly's Lifestream *

La Bloga Chicana, Latina, Latino, & more

Lambda Literary leader in LGBT book reviews, author interviews, opinion, news

Largehearted Boy *

Like Fire  Commentary, criticism, recommendation, exploration, provocation, raillery, discovery.

Litagogo literary podcast guide, reviews, poetry *

Lit Park writing, community, interviews, questions *

Lit Scribbler The Long & Short of the Short Story

Literary Kicks "Opinions, Observations and Research" *

The Literary Saloon writing, literary news, opinion *

The Literary Platform "Dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology."


Los Angeles Review of Books *

Los Angeles Times Books

Luna Park literary magazines, reviews *

Madam Mayo *

Mark Athitakis’ American Fiction Notes *

Maud Newton Blog literature, reviews, events, news *

McSweeney's Internet Tendency *

MFA Blog *

MFA Day Job

Mike Snider's Formal Blog and Sonnetarium poetry, writing, opinion*

The Millions books, arts, and culture *

Minnesota Reads

Mistfit Blog poetry, MisFit journal

Mittenlit All about books and authors with a tie to Michigan

MobyLives books, writing, publishing, news *

Multiverse Poetry poetry, readings, news

The Mumpsimus "Displaced thoughts on misplaced literatures"

NPR Books *

Naked Girls Reading *

Nathan Bransford literary agent

The Nervous Breakdown "Word to your mother" *

NEWSgrist art, politics, censorship

New Statesman Books

New York Times Books *

The New Yorker Books *

The New Yorker Fiction

Notes in the Margin Weblog literary news, publishing

Novelr "is about reading, writing and publishing Internet fiction."

Of Books and Bicycles

Old Hag "Book Reviews, Sundries, Culture, Intelligentsia"

Other People with Brad Listi "in-depth, inappropriate interviews with authors." *

Outwide Writers Collective *

The Page "Poetry, essays, language, ideas"

Page-Turner "Criticism, contention, and conversation about books that matter." From the New Yorker *

Paper Trail Publishing news, literary chat from BookForum *

The Paris Review Daily *

PEN America blog *

Perpetual Folly literature, writing, lit mags, opinion, review *

Pete Lit writing, news, opinion *

Poetry Daily News poetry news

Poetry Foundation News *

Poetry International Web

PowellsBooks Blog

Powell's Books Review-a-Day *

Practicing Writing writing, news, submission calls, market info *

Press Press Press Poetry, Chapbooks, Journals, Things *

Publetariat People Who Publish *

Publishers Weekly reviews, bookselling, news *

Publishing Insider books, music, movies, publishing, news *

Publishing Perspectives *

The Quarterly Conversation "Good lit crit for good readers" * art, information, entertainment

The Reading Experience reviews, opinion, books

Reading Under the Covers writing, publishing, news, commentary

readwritepoem (ceased May 2010)

ReadySteadyBook articles, book reviews, interviews

Reluctant Habits books, reviews, interviews, film *

Reprint books, publishing, news

Review 31

The Rondeau Roundup exploration, publication of the rondeau, rondel, roundel, rondeau redouble, rondolet, triolet, and ballade

The Roving Editor

The Rumpus *

Say Something Wonderful poetry, teaching


She is Too Fond of Books ... and it has addled her brain

Shelf Awareness

Silliman's Blog * "Writing about writing"

Small Press Blog

So Many Books books, reviews, reading lists, libraries

splinters books, reviews, opinion, news

Survival of the Book

Telegraph U.K. Books

The things they read. *

There Are No Rules Jane Friedman (Writer's Digest)

there is no gap a blog by Karl Pohrt

Thirteen Blackbirds Poetry poetry

This Space writing, books, opinion, reviews

Three Guys One Book

Three Percent A resource for international literature *

The Toronto Quarterly

Two Words blog for the Center for the Art of Translation

Utne Reader Great Writing *

The Valve books, education, reviews, news

Vol. 1 Brooklyn *

Walt at Random libraries, movies, music, books, news

Washington Independent Review of Books *

Washington Post book reviews, news

The Whistling Fire poetry, fiction, nonfiction

White Readers Meet Black Authors

wood s lot art, literature, articles *

The Wooden Spoon literature, culture, and life

WriteBlack It's about the books

Writer Beware A publishing industry watchdog group

The Writer's Almanac *

The Writers Circle "Process, practice, hope, and the business of writing"



Abby the Librarian

American Libraries Magazine


Catalogablog "Library cataloging, classification, metadata, subject access and related topics."

eclectic librarian "Links, commentary, and other musings by a serialist."

Free Range Librarian"Daily meditations on librarianship, by K. G. Schneider"

Internet Scout Project Weblog

Librarian In Black "Resources and discussions for the 'tech-librarians-by-default" among us... "a library weblog"

Library Grrrls! "arena for discussing library work issues, women's evolving roles in libraries, and general library bitching or exalting. "

Library Journal

Library Juice "On the intersection of libraries, politics, and culture" *

Library Stuff "The library weblog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development."

LISNews "Librarian and Information Science News"

Peter Scott's Library Blog

ResearchBuzz "News about search engines, databases, and other information collections."

The Shifted Librarian "Shifting Libraries at the Speed of Byte"

The Travelin' Librarian




Alt Weeklies "brings readers the best, most insightful, thought-provoking news and features published in the 131 papers that belong to the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies"

Alternative Media Conference "using participatory media as a strategy for social justice organizing."

AlterNet *

Eat the Press from The Huffington Post

FAIR  Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Independent Media Center - Daily Briefing "A Digest of Media News"

Media Matters for America "dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media" "As the media watch the world we watch the media"

New Statesman Media/Magazines

On the Media from NPR 


Indie publisher blogs


Habenicht Press Primitive Information

Saxifrage Press

Soft Skull News *


MFA Blogs

Tygerburning New England College MFA Program in Poetry


News Sites We Like

Mich Ann Arbor News

Mich Bay City


The Daily Beast

The Huffington Post

The ITT List - In These Times

The Morning News

The New York Times



Slate Magazine *


TV Worth Watching

Wikipedia In the News


Politics & Media

American Indian Adoptees: Lost Children, Lost Ones, Lost Birds

Crooks and Liars

The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

Daily Kos: State of the Nation

Politics Daily