NewPages Guide to Literary Links
This list contains review sites, publishing news, podcasts , videos , and audio programs from literary magazines, book publishers, alternative magazines, universities, and bloggers; these include poetry readings, lectures, author interviews, academic forums, and news.
AbeBooks Online marketplace for books, fine art and collectibles
Academy of American Poets Founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry— the producer of Poets.org, Poem-a-Day, National Poetry Month, and more.
All Lit Up readers of emerging, quirky, and unabashedly Canadian literature can find and purchase the best books this country’s independent publishers have to offer.
Aloud The Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ celebrated literary series of conversations, readings and performances at the downtown Central Library
AlterNet Books section. AlterNet is an online community that publishes original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources.
Arts & Letters Daily Links to more than 17,000 articles, book reviews, and essays, an archive that adds up to a thinking person’s guide to the world of art and ideas.
ArtsJournal Arts, Culture, Ideas.
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs AWP provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.
The Atlantic – Books Expanded books coverage: essays, criticism, fiction, poetry, and recommendations from our writers and editors.
BBC World Book Club The world’s great authors discuss their best-known novel
Between The Covers One of the most notable book podcasts for writers and readers around.Today’s best writers in conversation with Host David Naimon
Big Other An award-winning online arts and culture magazine, published since 2009. It features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, reviews, essays, interviews, a podcast, and more. Big Other is edited and managed by John Madera.
The Big Read The NEA Big Read exposes people to new genres and ideas and challenges their current tastes in literature
Blog Critics: Books Online magazine covering the arts, culture and society.*
Book Browse Your guide to exceptional books
The Book Designer Practical Advice to Help Build Better Books
Book Riot a direct, honest, fun, and often funny source for knowing what to read and what is new in the worlds of books and comics
BookBub A free service that helps you discover books you’ll love through unbeatable deals, handpicked recommendations, and updates from your favorite authors.
BookFox I help authors write better fiction.
BookLife taps the experience, integrity, and authority of Publishers Weekly to help indie authors.
Booklist (ALA) As the book review journal of the American Library Association, Booklist connects library and education workers to the books and resources needed to support and enrich their communities.
Bookwire – Bowker guide to new books
Bookworm – KCRW Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations
Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene poetry, reviews, interviews
Button Poetry production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for performance poetry
C-SPAN Book TV Each weekend, Book TV features 48 hours of nonfiction books
Canadian Book Review Annual Online database provides access to more than 30,000 reviews of Canadian-authored books.
Canadian Literature A Quarterly of Criticism and Review
Center for the Art of Translation Dedicated to finding dazzling new, overlooked, and underrepresented voices, brought into English by the best translators, and to celebrating the art of translation
The Center for Book Arts Promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object
CHOICE (ALA) Choice supports the work and professional development of academic librarians by providing tools and services that help them become more effective advocates for their patrons.
College Book Art Association Supports and promotes academic book arts education by fostering the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism
The Compulsive Reader Reviews of books by some of the hottest writers working today, exclusive author interviews, literary news and criticism
Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP] We help independent literary publishers thrive to ensure a vibrant, diverse literary landscape.
The Creative Nonfiction Podcast weekly podcast showcasing leaders in narrative journalism, essay, memoir, documentary film, and radio hosted by Brendan O’Meara
Critical Mass blog of the National Book Critics Circle
The Daily Vonnegut “Reviews, Interviews, Trivia, and all things Kurt Vonnegut”
Danny Yee’s Book Reviews Over 1500 book reviews, covering all kinds of books —
fiction and nonfiction, with a broad range of genre and subject.
The Drunken Odyssey with John King weekly writing life podcast
Electric Lit We are committed to publishing work that is intelligent and unpretentious, to elevating new voices, and to examining how literature and storytelling can help illuminate social justice issues
Emerging Writers Network writing, literary magazines, reviews
Essay Daily A space for conversation about essays & essayists, contemporary and not
Federation of BC Writers British Columbia Community of Writers
FiveBooks “The best books on everything”
From the Catbird Seat Poetry & Literary Blog from Library of Congress
From the Fishouse free online showcase of emerging poets reading their work (archives)
Full Stop focusing on debuts, works in translation, and small press books
Fusion Berklee College of Music’s global art, words & music.
Girls at Library literary interviews and book recommendations by a diverse group of women with a passion for reading.
Goodreads “World’s largest site for readers and book recommendations”
Grammar Girl series of five-minute grammar tips hosted by QD
H-Net Reviews Online scholarly reviews
Harriet – Poetry Foundation A literary blog about poetry and related news
How a Poem Happens Contemporary Poets Discuss the Making of Poems (archives)
House House A place in Seattle to read words, hear words, and make your own words better. We provide classes, events, and fellowships for emerging and established writers.
Huffington Post Books
Incoming Radio true stories of those in America’s military, told in their own words (archives)
Independent Book Publishers Association Mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success
Indie It Press Independent. Connections.
IndieBound A Community of Independent Local Bookstores
IndieReader New Authors, Self-Published Books
Inpress Books UK – The Online Bookstore for Independent UK Publishers
Interesting Literature A Library of Literary Interestingness
Jacket2 offers commentary on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.
January Magazine Book, Authors, Entertainment, More
Journal of the Month putting new literary magazines in your mailbox on a regular basis
Kelly Writers House Founded by students, faculty, and staff of University of Pennsylvania, hosting hundreds of public programs and projects throughout the year,
The Kenyon Review Podcast interviewing a poet each month (archive)
Lambda Literary leader in LGBT book reviews, author interviews, opinion, news.
Largehearted Boy A literature and music website that explores that spot in the venn diagram where the two arts overlap.
Law and Politics Book Review Sponsored by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.
Letras Latinas Blog literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Letters Review dedicated to assisting writers to get published, performed, and produced.
Library Journal In the 140 years since it was created, Library Journal has been inspired by the belief that libraries transform lives, at every stage of life.
Library of Congress Poetry & Literature Home The Library of Congress promotes poetry and literature year-round through our online and in-person programs, our honors and prizes, and our ambassadors.
LibraryThing Enter what you’re reading or your whole library.
Lit Mag News Roundup Substack newsletter from Becky Tuch. Readers receive a bi-weekly newsletter with all the latest goings-on in the world of literary magazines.
Lit Up a podcast about books conducted by Angela Ledgerwood
Literary Hub Lit Hub is a site readers can rely on for smart, engaged, entertaining writing about all things books.
Literary Kicks “Opinions, Observations and Research” *
The Literary Saloon Offers opinionated commentary on literary matters, as well as news from and about the complete review, literary news, links, musings, and the occasional tirade. *
Littsburgh celebrating Pittsburgh’s vibrant literary scene.
Litquake San Francisco’s Literary Festival
Locus Online Covering the science fiction and fantasy field since 1968. *
The Loft Literary Center A nonprofit arts organization offering services for readers and writers at every level.
London Review of Books Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas.
lyrikline an international database for experiencing the diversity of contemporary poetry
Magazines Canada – Protects and supports the interests of the Canadian consumer and business media magazine industry.
McSweeney’s Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
The Missouri Review Soundbooth audio interviews
The Millions Our mission is to give our readers something interesting every day and to help them find great books to read.
Montreal Review of Books Your source for intelligent conversation about English-language books from Quebec.
The Moth “True Stories Told Live”
Moving Poems The best poetry videos on the web
Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast readings of mystery short stories and novel chapters by local actors.
National Public Radio Book section presenting authors reading & discussing new books.
The Nervous Breakdown Online culture magazine, lit community, & indie publisher.
New Books Network A consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing scholars and other serious writers to a wide public via new media.
The New Verse News Politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues.
New Yorker Podcasts including The Writer’s Voice, Fiction Podcast, Poetry Podcast
New York State Literary Tree Created to serve NYSCA-funded organizations with literary programs, their curators, and the poets and writers they present.
OTHERPPL A literary podcast featuring conversations with contemporary authors.
The Other Stories Featuring emerging writers as they read a piece of fiction, before they’re interviewed by Host Ilana Masad. (archive)
The Page “Poetry, essays, language, ideas”
Paris Review The Daily Blog
PBS News Hour Poetry
PEN American Center The Freedom to Write
PennSound Center for programs in contemporary writing. Ongoing project of the University of Pennsylvania.
Perpetual Folly literature, writing, lit mags, opinion, review.
Poem Elf A blog of poems released from books and sent out into the world.
Poem Hunter Best poems by famous poets all around the world.
Poetry @ Princeton Events calendar that aggregates poetry-related activities on and around campus, and to provoke discussion, collaboration, and an awareness of Princeton’s current poetry community.
Poetry 180 A Poem a Day for American High Schools Hosted by Billy Collins
The Poetry Archive non-profit producing, acquiring, and preserving recordings of poets reading their work aloud.
Poetry Centered Curated selections from the University of Arizona’s voca audiovisual archives.
Poetry Daily News poetry news
The Poetry Foundation Publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.
Poetry International Web An international webzine and a poetry archive put together by a collective body of editors around the world.
The Poetry Question How will you poetry today?
Poets.org The Academy of American Poets
Poets & Writers Supporting creative writers since 1970!
Poets House A national poetry library and literary center that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry.
Poets Weave 5-minute weekly program featuring poets reading their own poems.
Powell’s Books Blog Keep up on the best new books, timely features, and special offers.
PR Newswire: Books Latest news about books and literature, including fiction, non-fiction, educational and children’s titles.
Practicing Writing Features opportunities and resources for fictionists, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction from Erika Dreifus.
Publishers Weekly reviews, bookselling, news.
Publishing Perspectives Online business magazine that covers the trends, people, and companies shaping the global book industry.
The Pushcart Prize The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America.
Quill & Quire Monthly magazine of the Canadian book trade.
The Reading Experience Feature extended literary criticism, including reviews, commentary on the literary scene, reflections on literary practice, and longer critical essays.
Rengay Celebrating 30 years of collaborative haiku in 2023.
Review 31 We publish reviews of the latest nonfiction, literary fiction and poetry.
The Rumpus We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere. *
Selected Shorts weekly public broadcast radio of several fiction stories around a theme.
The Shatzkin Files Blog from a widely-acknowledged thought leader about digital change in the book publishing industry.
Shelf Awareness Publishes two newsletters, one for general readers and one for people in the book business.
Six Questions For… Where editors and publishers discuss writing flash fiction, short stories, poetry, and novels.
The Slowdown Podcast Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry.
Small Press Distribution The only distributor in the country dedicated exclusively to independently published literature.
Small Press Picks recommended fiction titles from small presses.
Small Press Reviews Sporadically reviewing small press books.
Smashwords Blog Distributor of indie ebooks.
Student Press Law Center highlighting conflicts and controversies affecting the legal rights of the student press.
Telegraph U.K. Books
Three Percent a place for students to present their translations and reviews with a weekly(ish) podcast hosted by Chad W. Post and Tom Roberge
Virtual Memories Show monthly podcast about books with author interviews
Washington Independent Review of Books A nonprofit website dedicated to book reviews and writing about the world of books.
Washington Post book reviews, news
The Weekly Reader Author-interview radio program produced entirely by Minnesota State University, Mankato graduate students in creative writing. (archive)
Winston-Salem Writers helping writers improve their craft and realize their goals.
Women Writers, Women’s Books an online journal dedicated to encouraging & promoting the visibility of women writers.
Works Progress a fiction Substack
WOW! Women On Writing Free eZine that promotes the communication between women writers and readers.
Write the Book The Vermont podcast and radio show about writing.
Writer Beware A publishing industry watchdog group.
Writer’s Digest Writers helping writers improve their craft, achieve their goals and recognize their dreams—since 1920.
Writers and Company The home of CBC Books, Canada Reads.
WritersCast interviews, readings, and discussions with writers.
Writers in Conversation featuring some of today’s best writers reading from their work and talking about their writing lifestyle
Your Artsy Girl Podcast hosted by Cristina Querrer, this podcast features talks on creativity and operates as a safe place for artists and writers to learn about others’ creative processes and craft (archives).
Zine Festivals and Small Press Fairs collection of zine fairs, festivals, DIY and small press related events
3 Quarks Daily We present eight to twelve interesting items from around the web each day, in the areas of science, design, literature, current affairs, art, politics, philosophy, and anything else we deem inherently fascinating, including a daily poem chosen by our poetry editor, Jim Culleny.
49 Writers Nurturing emerging and established writers in a place increasingly recognized as a home to literary excellence.
826 Valencia A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with their writing skills.