Print Lit Mags



White Fiction

The new issue of Boston Review (July/August 2013) compelled me to write a bit here about it (the last time I wrote here was about Jake Adam York’s death in December)—and it particularly compelled me because of Jess Row’s essay “White Flights: Fiction’s Racial Landscape,” an insightful, balanced commentary about the place (and absence) of race

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I Was Following the New Fleet Foxes Magazine

The Seattle band Fleet Foxes is launching a new literary journal—or the band is affiliated with the new journal. Something like this. The inaugural issue of the new literary & arts journal, Unified Field Collective, will be a 60-page, full-color production released in a short run of 500 “hand numbered, limited edition and non-returnable” copies, shipping out

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The W Word Is Not the F Word

With VIDA’s The Count 2010 on the representation of women in literary and review publications still fresh in my mind, I was eager to get my hands on Granta’s Summer 2011 edition: The F Word. My feminist foundation is Second Wave with Third Wave holes poked in it. I don’t need a monolithic feminism. But

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Revisiting PEN Past

The latest issue of PEN America—the journal of the PEN American Center—is a treasure of not only literature but literary history as well. The issue, PEN 14, republishes artifacts from and reflects on the historical 1986 48th Congress of International PEN, which was no doubt more political and passionate (and reported on) than just about any

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Interview with Emily Gallo, Co-founder of The Derelict Voice

Could you summarize in a few sentences what The Derelict Voice is? The Derelict Voice is a literary magazine of poetry and prose. It was created as a venue for the writings of the homeless population in Chico, California. Our writing group meets every Wednesday morning at the local homeless resource center. The first volume was

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Bend

Do I bend genre? Or does genre bend me? —from “On the EOE Genre Sheet” by Jenny Boully in 1913 a journal of forms #5

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And The Great War

Now he’s sending me text-messages from a room full of furs and samovars, vodka and dumplings, walking around his living room in an old uniform remembering his comrades and The Great War, his medals are heavy, the ribbons float from his chest to the floor like nightgowns while his grandmother makes borscht and his little

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On Monkeybicycle 8

At 192 pages, Monkeybicycle 8 is a healthy selection of prose and poetry of impressive range. Rarely am I introduced to a print publication through its online version, but my previous reading experiences with Monkeybicycle have been focused on their more truncated works, including the archived flash fiction and the addicting One Sentence Story feature.

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The Derelict Voice

I found something today; it’s very exciting. Some background: I spend a few minutes every morning trolling for news about living literature. The things I find are mostly local. They happen at community centers and libraries and small writing departments or in high school classrooms. I try not to focus on the Big Famous Writer

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Print for Real

on 6×6 #2 and Artifice 2 The New York Times magazine recently switched to a new format, which both visually mimics an online magazine and, with the abundance of instances of “To learn more, visit the magazine online at…,” attempts to strongarm readers into thinking of the online and print editions of the magazine as

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