paper trail

Aug 21, 2013 @ 12:56:00 am

A Hogarth Press edition of T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland."

The Columbia Journalism Review has run an article about The New Inquiry and praises their $2-a-month subscription plan, which has been called a “model that might save the little magazine for the Internet era.”

A stalemate that has lasted most of the year between Barnes and Noble and Simon and Schuster came to a close this week after the companies released a statement saying that they had “resolved their outstanding business issues.” The problems began earlier this year, when Barnes and Noble “sharply increased its demands on publishers” and stocked significantly fewer Simon and Schuster books when the publisher refused to comply. According to the New York Times, talks picked up again in July after Barnes and Noble CEO William Lynch abruptly resigned.

A copy of T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Wasteland” hand-set by Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press has sold at auction for £4,500. Only 460 copies of the poem were originally published in 1923.

Many novelists and journalists would love to see their writing optioned for a film, but most don’t have the first idea of how to do it, which is why Universal Studios has launched a fellowship for emerging screenwriters. The program will accept five hundred applications, and the studio will eventually “hire up to five screenwriters ‘who have the potential to thrive, but don’t have access to or visibility within the industry.’”

A writing tip from Sebastian Junger: "I try to edit my work in different states of mind. So I’ll go running on a really hot day and then read the 2,000 words I just wrote. Or if I’m upset, or really sleepy, or if I’m drunk, I’ll read this stuff. If you’re sleepy and you find yourself skipping over a paragraph because you’re bored by it and just want to get to the interesting part, it comes out. Those different states of mind are a really interesting filter."

The New York Times is definitely, definitely not for sale, but that hasn’t stopped Graydon Carter, Tina Brown, Nick Denton, and Elizabeth Spiers from weighing in on who should buy it in the latest issue of the New Republic.