Before 1994, New York City, the “publishing capital,” lacked a community literary paper featuring mind-stimulating stories, essays and poems for consumption by New York editors, agents, writers and readers. Literal Latté filled the void–debuting in June 1994 and offering 30,000 FREE copies of its literary brew in New York’s coffeehouses, bookstores and arts organizations. Reaching ten times as many readers as traditional literary magazines, Literal Latté caffeinated careers, bringing writers from around the world into the offices, homes and hands of New York’s publishing professionals, writers and readers. The founders knew that good writing, in a friendly and easily available format, would be as popular as cappuccino in a cafe in New York City. In a world where it is harder than ever for new writers to get a foot in the door of the traditional publishing world, Literal Latté remains committed to finding and nurturing great talents. Both on its website and in its new annual anthology, in book format. The first anthology will be out in January 2009. Get comfortable. Have a taste. Enjoy. Literal-Latte.com.
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