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Meet the 2019 Firecracker Judges!
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

  Meet the 2019 Judges!   FICTION Andrea Lawlor teaches writing, edits fiction for Fence, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Their writing has appeared in various literary journals including Ploughshares, Mutha, the Millions, jubilat,…


LWC Agent Spotlight: Sonali Chanchani
Thursday, September 6th, 2018

In the months leading up to this year’s Literary Writer’s Conference, we’ll be sitting down with some of our favorite agents to talk about their work, working with writers, and their LWC experience. This week we’re chatting with Sonali Chanchani of Folio…


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Member Spotlight: SAND Journal

When SAND Journal joined CLMP’s ranks earlier this summer, we were intrigued by their unique position in the community. SAND is an English language literary journal, but they are based in Berlin, Germany – which gives them a different perspective…


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LWC Agent Spotlight: Amanda Annis
Thursday, August 16th, 2018

  In the months leading up to this year’s Literary Writer’s Conference, we’ll be sitting down with some of our favorite agents to talk about their work, working with writers, and their LWC experience. First up is Amanda Annis of…


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Glimmer Train Leaves the Station
Monday, July 9th, 2018

Back in May, long running story magazine Glimmer Train announced it would be publishing its last issue in 2019. Over their three decades of work, sisters Susan and Linda were able to foster lasting, meaningful relationships with emerging writers and…


What It’s Like To Be A CLMP Intern
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Being an intern at CLMP isn’t like any other job. It’s a hands-on experience with the world of small presses and literary magazines. Interns leave her poised to take on their next challenge with a new set of skills and…


A Day Out With Dorothea Lasky
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

It’s always a good idea to stop in to your local bookstore, but it’s even better when you’re meeting famed poet Dorothea Lasky there. In advance of her hosting gig at the 2018 Firecracker Awards, we met up with Ms….


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CLMP Celebrates Lord Nose Award Recipient Cinco Puntos Press
Thursday, May 24th, 2018

In conjunction with this year’s Firecracker Awards, celebrating the best in Independent and Self-Published literature, CLMP will award the second Lord Nose Award to Cinco Puntos Press. “The Lord Nose award was established by David Wilk and friends, to honor…


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From LWC to Publication: Laura Esther Wolfson on Her Journey
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

A 2007 graduate of the New School MFA program, I believe I hold the record for attending the CLMP Literary Writers Conference more times than anyone. I’ve missed only one or two iterations since graduating all those years ago. Each…


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Press Fest 2018 Roundup!
Thursday, April 26th, 2018

It was a chilly day in New York City, but we had such a great time at this year’s Press Fest! Over 40 publishers came out to showcase their books and magazines, and celebrate independent literature along with us. We…


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