Editorial

A word from the editors.



Bring the Noise

So Brooklyn Magazine—a quarterly covering art, culture, and lit out where the beautiful people live—said something nice about the Luna Park Twitter feed last week:   And I thought: well, damn. I hadn’t been really doing anything with the website for a while. I had this whole excuse: there was enough conversation about lit mags, I didn’t

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To the Tremendous Future

The following is Versal founding editor Megan M. Garr‘s editorial introduction to their recently released 10th anniversary issue, Versal 10. Click this link for a snazier-looking PDF page spread of the editorial from issue 10. Trailer for the issue below.   For a time, when I was very young, I had a quiet preoccupation with

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Thirty Years of Mississippi Review: An Introduction

The following is the introduction to Mississippi Review volume 39, numbers 1-3, an issue reprinting highlights from Frederick Barthelme’s three decades as editor of the magazine.  Introduction: Thirty Years Before the Mast Thirty-three and a half, to be exact. That’s how long Frederick Barthleme worked as editor of Mississippi Review, an odd little bi-annual literary magazine

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Changes for Luna Park

Yesterday marked the four-year anniversary for Luna Park, beginning back in January 2008. (LP began as a Blogspot blog in July 2007.) There is now a lot of good content in the archives, thanks largely to the fantastic efforts of Marcelle Heath—wearing various editorial hats over the years with LP—and also thanks to everyone who helped

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An Intern Digs into Some New Mags

The world of literary magazines is something I’ve only recently explored. As an intern at Luna Park, I’ve been asked to identify what I’ve come to enjoy amidst a small sea of publications that have come in the mail and are available online. The small collection of magazines in the right sidebar (“GOOD MAGS”) varies

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Happy New Year

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Submissions Wanted / New Feature: The Future of the Literary Magazine

We are looking for pieces to publish on a new series on The Future of the Literary Magazine. (We also have a current series going on Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality in Indie Publishing.) We have asked some writers and editors to weigh in on the direction of lit mags and will also be republishing

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Welcome to the New Luna Park

Welcome to the new Luna Park site. The redesign was done by the extremely talented bunch over at Supreme Value. Feel free to send any comments/suggestions that come to mind: lunaparkreview@gmail.com Thanks for reading. -ed.

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Rick Moody’s Twitter Fiction

This morning at 10:00 AM we began co-tweeting Rick Moody’s “Some Contemporary Characters,” the author’s new twitter story from Electric Literature. Possibly the first twitter story ever? Here’s the first line: “There are things in this taxable and careworn world that can only be said in a restrictive interface with a minimum of characters.” More

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New Home

Luna Park is back and in a new office in York, PA. We will be getting to your correspondence and submissions soon. New issues have hit the LP desk in the past week from Parnassus, Lapham’s Quarterly, Birkensnake, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. Above is the view from the LP office window—Luna Park at night, Coney Island,

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