In The Margins E11: Cowboys & Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers Magazine Editor in Chief, Kevin Larimer

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E11 Guest: Editor in Chief Kevin Larimer

KL_Edit In this episode we speak with Kevin Larimer, Editor in Chief of Poets & Writers Magazine. A crucial source of information and guidance for creative writers, Poets & Writers, Inc. is the nation’s largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers. Join us as we learn about the magazine, the editorial process, trends in the literary industry and more.

Podcast Notes:

Poets & Writers, Inc. was founded in 1970.

Mission: “To foster the professional development of poets and writers; to promote communication throughout the literary community; create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public.”

Poets & Writers, Inc. website: www.pw.org/

  • Speakeasy forum
  • Directory of writers
  • Events calendar
  • Reading venues

Poets & Writers Magazine: www.pw.org/magazine

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  • Circulation of 60,000
  • Readership approximately 100,000 including pass-along

Small presses mentioned:

Writing contest trend:

  • 2004: 471 contests listed in Poets & Writers Magazine
  • 2014: 597 contests listed in Poets & Writers Magazine
  • 2004: $19.28 average entry fee
  • 2014: $23.25 average entry fee
  • No-fee contests: down from 157 to 115

Poets & Writers Live: www.pw.org/live

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Ampersand podcast: www.pw.org/ampersand

Poets & Writers Local App: www.pw.org/local

Books, writers organizations mentioned:

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