Luna Park is a quarterly and occasional review of the world of literary magazines, but it is also interested in all forms of literature and art. We began Luna Park much for the same reasons many publications begin: we felt there was some sort of lack that needed to be filled. Luna Park presents reviews of some of the most interesting literary magazines recently published, as well as essays, interviews, and excerpts from the literary magazine world.
Luna Park was founded on the idea that literary magazines are credible, important, and interesting venues for artistic work–at the same time reminiscent of a fine art gallery and a burlesque carnival. Because of this, they are as deserving of critical attention as other artistic works, such as paintings, films, and novels. George Hitchcock, former editor of Kayak, once said that literary magazines “are the furnace where American literature is being forged.”
The following sentiments are from the original New York Review of Books editors over forty years ago, but, as they said it first and best, we have changed very little here: We do not presume to have covered all recent issues of literary magazines, or even the most interesting and important ones. The hope of the editors is to suggest, however imperfectly, some of the qualities which a responsible literary review should have and to discover whether there is, in America, not only the need for such a review but the demand for one. Readers are invited to submit their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Luna Park, Coney Island, 1907
Editor: Travis Kurowski
Managing Editor: Sarah Lowery White
New York Editor: Robert Bern
Poetry Editor: Julia Johnson
Soliciting Editor: Raymond Wachter
Copy Editor: Marcelle Heath
Advisory Board: Frederick Barthelme, Phillip Gentile,
Elizabeth Koch, Todd Zuniga
Staff Writers: William Wright, Sam Ruddick
Web Specialist: Brandt Kurowski [greenriver.org]