Online Lit Mags



RIP, StoryTime Africa

I hadn’t been to StoryTime Africa‘s website in awhile, and after a recent visit I was saddened to see that it closed its doors last June. For five years, the online magazine published extremely engaging fiction from contemporary African writers.  From editor Ivor Hartmann’s goodbye letter: When I started StoryTime in 2007 it was partly in

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Beauty & Innovation In Online Publishing—Does It Have to Be One or the Other?

Daniel Roberts’s recently chose “12 of the Most Beautiful Literary Magazines Online” for Flavorwire. There are honestly some great picks here—Fiddleblack, Paper Darts, The Paris Review (of course)—but I can’t help notice that all the picks are doing pretty expected stuff when it comes to online reading. Not that that’s bad. Just to say, there’s

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Cast Your Vote for 2012 Million Writers Award

Click here for voting page. Top ten stories to choose from are below: “The Oracle” by Diana Abu-Jaber (From Guernica Magazine) “Home for the Holidays” by Kevin Carey (from Apple Valley Review) “On Familiar Terms” by Kelly Cherry (from Blackbird) “Awesome Like Us” by Elizabeth Ellen (from Barrelhouse) “Comedy Central” by Alicia Gifford (from Frigg

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Servers Down—3:AM Magazine and the Implications for Online Publishing

3:AM Magazine editor-in-chief Andrew Gallix writes for The Guardian about what this week’s momentary disappearance of his online magazine might mean for literary publishing in general: When I am not running late, I often check the website, along with my email, before setting off for work. The last time I performed this routine, I sat,

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Writing the Other: Michael Copperman and the Ethics of Representation

Running across Michael Copperman’s short story “It”—and his accompanying craft essay “Race, Authenticity, Culpability”—in Copper Nickel‘s new online venue COIN reminded me why I read literary magazines. Life is hectic. Motivations can get confused. Students and neighbors alike look at me quizzically when I tell them what I’m reading—the new issue of Conjunctions at the moment—and

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The Melancholy of Past Tense

I have trouble choosing the words, so I repeat them with variations. The problem is the verbs. The past tense, I suppose. The past tense is the sad one, the nevermore. But it’s more than that. I didn’t cry when I heard the news. I didn’t cry in her little room, where she smiled and

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Broadcast or Narrowcast?

While reading a brief history of Twitter recently, I was introduced to the idea of “narrowcasting,” which, according to Webopedia, is “To send data to a specific list of recipients.” Normally the term is used in reference to technologies that send out information to specific groups (eg, email lists). But every technology is an extension

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Have We Seen Any Online Literature?

I had an interesting conversation at AWP the other week that I thought worthy of a little post. I was talking to the Nonfiction Editor at Salt Hill Journal in Syracuse about online literature, and we came up with a strange question: If we think of literature, in any form, as something that enhances experience

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More Magazines I Found

http://publishyourstory.blogspot.com/ http://www.fictionuncovered.co.uk/ http://www.fourthirtythree.com/ http://shortstoriesforwomen.wordpress.com/ http://www.litro.co.uk/ http://ponytail-zine.blogspot.com/ http://www.shortfirepress.com/ http://alliteratimagazine.com/ http://www.spiltmilkmagazine.com/ http://spillinginkreview.com/

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The Online Litmags I Recently Found: Links

http://shortzmag.blogspot.com/ http://qarrtsiluni.com/ http://www.otherother.org http://www.penpushermagazine.co.uk/ http://sidebmag.com/ http://www.lightningflashmag.com http://naplitmag.com/ http://willowswept.com http://taintedtea.com http://asymptotejournal.com

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