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Literary Links – A NewPages Guide

This list contains review sites, publishing news, podcasts Image, videos Image, and audio programs Image from literary magazines, book publishers, alternative magazines, universities, and bloggers; these include poetry readings, lectures, author interviews, academic forums, and news.

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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 ImageImage

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 Image

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 Image

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 Reporter A place online to talk about your last great read — and find your next one.

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

Book TV Book TV features programming on a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more.

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.

BookPage BookPage highlights the best new books across all genres, as chosen by our editors.

Bookwire – Bowker guide to new books

Bookworm – KCRW Intellectual, accessible, and provocative literary conversations Image

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

Boston Review A political and literary forum, independent and nonprofit since 1975.

Broken Pencil features reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, and more.

Button Poetry production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for performance poetry

BuzzFeed Books Section

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

Chicago Reader Books

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 Complete Review A selectively comprehensive, objectively opinionated survey of books old and new, trying to meet all your book review, preview, and information needs.

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 Image

Creative Writing EDU Creative Writing Classes, Courses, Workshops, and Degree Programs

Creepy From creator Jon Grilz, a collection of the most famous and disturbing creepypastas and urban legends in the world. Image

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 Image

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

Entertainment Weekly Books

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) Image

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 Image

The Guardian – Books

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) Image

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

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, Image

The Kenyon Review Podcast interviewing a poet each month (archive)Image

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 Image

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 Millions Our mission is to give our readers something interesting every day and to help them find great books to read.

The Missouri Review Soundbooth audio interviews ImageImage

Montreal Review of Books Your source for intelligent conversation about English-language books from Quebec.

The Moth “True Stories Told Live” Image

Moving Poems The best poetry videos on the web Image

Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast readings of mystery short stories and novel chapters by local actors. Image

NPR – National Public Radio Book section presenting authors reading & discussing new books.

Neon Books Big List of UK Literary Magazines

Neon Books Big List of UK Poetry Publishers

The Nervous Breakdown Online culture magazine, lit community, & indie publisher.

NetGalley We help book advocates and industry professionals discover and recommend books to their audiences.

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.

New Republic Book Reviews

New Statesman Books

The New Verse News Politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues.

New York Journal of Books Consists of a broad team of reviewers with combined expertise that is unique among exclusively online book reviews.

New Yorker Books & Culture 

NewYorker Page-Turner Criticism, contentions, and conversation inspired by books and the writing life.

New Yorker Podcasts  including The Writer’s Voice, Fiction Podcast, Poetry Podcast Image

New York State Literary Tree Created to serve NYSCA-funded organizations with literary programs, their curators, and the poets and writers they present.

New York Times Book Review Image

OTHERPPL A literary podcast featuring conversations with contemporary authors. Image

The Other Stories Featuring emerging writers as they read a piece of fiction, before they’re interviewed by Host Ilana Masad. (archive) Image

The Page “Poetry, essays, language, ideas”

Paris Review The Daily Blog

PBS News Hour Poetry ImageImage

PEN American Center The Freedom to Write

PennSound Center for programs in contemporary writing. Ongoing project of the University of Pennsylvania. Image

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. Image

Poetry Centered Curated selections from the University of Arizona’s voca audiovisual archives. Image

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. ImageImage

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. Image

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. *

Salon – Books

Selected Shorts weekly public broadcast radio of several fiction stories around a theme. ImageImage

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.

Slate Book Review

The Slowdown Podcast Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Image

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.

Spectator USA Books Section

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 Image

Times Literary Supplement (UK)

Virtual Memories Show monthly podcast about books with author interviews Image

Vulture Books Section

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) Image

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. Image

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. ImageImage

WritersCast interviews, readings, and discussions with writers. Image

Writers in Conversation featuring some of today’s best writers reading from their work and talking about their writing lifestyle Image


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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). Image

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.