GET READ: A Friend In The Book Business

September 16, 2010 • 1 Comment

Some Submissions Guidelines and Conspiracy Speculations
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It’s a tough world out there for writers: incomplete manuscripts cluttering our workspace, relatives asking what our real jobs are, and our hole-in-the-wall coffeehouses being overrun with sentient…

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August 20, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH SHANNON RAVENEL

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Today’s bonanza: Amy Hempel’s COLLECTED STORIES; Wells Towers’s EVERYTHING RAVAGED, EVERYTHING BURNED; the 25th anniversary edition of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH; and three Algonquin titles of your choosing. Just leave a comment on our…

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August 19, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH AMY HEMPEL

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We’re huge Amy Hempel fans at Algonquin, so we’re especially thrilled that she’s the guest editor of this year’s 25th anniversary edition of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH. To celebrate, today we’re giving away a…

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August 18, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITH WELLS TOWER

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Today we’ll be giving away a copy of Wells Towers’ Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned along with a copy of New Stories from the South, 2010. To enter, leave a comment here or on our Facebook…

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July 21, 2010

This Day In History…

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It’s Birthday Week here at Algonquin!
Today, Publicity Director Michael Taeckens turns…(well, wouldn’t you like to know). We’ve been celebrating in the office with giant cakes and a champagne kiddie pool and a visit from…

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July 16, 2010

When two snailsreally love each other…

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Baby-mama-drama for senior publicist, Kelly Bowen, and her snails, Snookie and The Situation.
So for those of you who frequent the Algonquin Book blog, you might remember my last post about the new additions to…

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April 27, 2010

1 Loaf: Starter and Getting Started

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I once tried to bake my own bread. I had a shiny new red KitchenAid and a “simple recipe” in hand. I was on a mission to save money, avoid preservatives, and in general become…

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February 8, 2010

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: Crème Brulée

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For this month’s Algonquin Test-Kitchen, Brittany – armed with a handy blow torch – took on Bill Smith’s Crème Brulée, from Seasoned in the South. These little potted custards, featuring lots of heavy cream, are…

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January 20, 2010

Welcome, Julianne!

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As Courtney and Christina move away from Algonquin to start on fresh new adventures, we’re excited to welcome new staff members to take over their roles. A warm welcome to Julianne Lowell, former Algonquin Publicity…

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January 14, 2010

Sure-Footed

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Please welcome our new intern, Susannah Long, who is writing today about Jill McCorkle’s Going Away Shoes.

 
Jill McCorkle has me thinking about shoes. Not styles and prices and the long-term benefits of arch-support,…

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