Wise Blood is Published
Publishers provide information about their books whether novels or scholarly nonfiction such as works of philosophy or history in catalogs, press releases, and, these days, the Web. Authors give readings, book signings, and interviews. Reviews of novels and popular nonfiction are published in newspapers and periodicals; reviews of scholarly books are published in academic journals but rarely in newspapers.
A painting, sculpture, or photograph is usually exhibited with similar works. While a book review may not appear for a month or more after the book's publication, art exhibits are often reviewed quickly in newspapers and art periodicals.
Films appear at a film festival or are released to movie theaters. Actors and directors do promotional interviews and tours. Reviewers are usually allowed to see prerelease screenings of a film, so their reviews can appear in the newspaper the day the film is released.
Plays are also reviewed immediately in newspapers, often the day after opening. Some playwrights self-publish their work and sell it at the box office during the run of the play; they may later publish the play with a commercial publisher.
Poems & Short Fiction
Poems and short stories are usually published in magazines, literary periodicals, book collections, or on a Web site. They may be read on the radio. Rarely will a poem or short story be reviewed upon publication, but critiques may appear later in scholarly journal articles.
Other works of art or humanities research may follow a similar path, with characteristics unique to each field. For all arts and humanities research, time is needed to progress from the popular press to scholarly literature.