CONTENTS

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

We’d like to invite editors and writers to participate in our new series on issues and representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality in independent publishing. How do these issues affect you as an literary magazine editor interested in publishing underrepresented communities, or a writer who wants to challenge dominant notions of identity? What are your thoughts, concerns, ideas about how literary communities reinforce, respond to, and confront racism, classicism, sexism, and homophobia? Contact Marcelle Heath at lunaparkonline@gmail.com.


"Reading a literary journal is not like eating your vegetables. We’re not doing this so it can be preserved in a museum while people actually enjoy movies, television and video games."

Eli Horowitz, McSweeney's


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INTERVIEWS

Megan Garr, Versal [TBA]

Jarrett Haley, BULL: Fiction for Thinking Men [TBA]

Laura van den Berg, Part II

Laura van den Berg, Part I

Allison Seay, The Greensboro Review

Mary Miller

Eilis O'Neal, Nimrod International

Erin Fitzgerald, Northville Review

Don Bogen, Cincinnati Review

Andrew Porter

Nam Le

Benjamin Percy


LUNA DIGEST

Luna Digest, 1/5

"One of the more interesting literary magazine discussions to come about in recent months has happened via email, twitter feeds, and blogs about Andrew Whitacre’s post titled “The End of the Small Print Journal. Please.” on the identity theory editors’ blog."

Luna Digest, 12/15

"The Atlantic Monthly decides not only to be the first magazine to sell single short stories for the Kindle, but they will also charge 4 times as much as One Story does for a single story. And One Story will actually print the story out and mail it to your house."

Luna Digest, 12/8

"Today’s the day The San Francisco Panorama from McSweeney’s hits the streets. The idea is to put out an exciting newspaper edition to show the power of the medium in a world of declining newspaper publishing incentives."

Luna Digest, 12/3

"For most people who read fiction and spend much time online, this won’t be news: Electric Literature recently twittered the entirety of Rick Moody’s story “Some Contemporary Characters” over three days with the assistance of several co-publishers, of which Luna Park was one."

Luna Digest, 11/24

"I’ve been stumbling across some great excerpts recently from David Shields’s upcoming book Reality Hunger: A Manifesto..."

Luna Digest, 11/17

"Just how much did Salman Rushdie have to do with Alex Clark’s resignation from Granta? (Nothing at all, according to him.)"


ARTICLES

Teachers: Use Literary Magazines
By Nicholas Ripatrazone

"Before I go any further, I should admit that I could be doing a much better job in my financial support of literary magazines....but those who have worked in public education know the difficulties of working within community-voted budgets.  Literary magazine subscriptions at the classroom level are an educational luxury, not a need.  But that’s not a sufficient excuse."

Aiming High: The Impossible Ambitions of Versal
By Sam Ruddick

"I have no experience with gorilla suits or child soldiering, myself, but I think it’s reasonable to suspect that standing around in a gorilla suit is better than being coerced into shooting people, or getting shot at."

Espresso Book Machine
By Marcelle Heath

"On Demand Books's digital photocopier, book trimmer and binder, and desktop computer that can produce a trade paperback book in five to ten minutes."

Poets Publishing Poets: A Review of Cave Wall 5
By George Held

"When a young prize-winning poet decides to publish her own poetry journal, readers get to see how her taste compares to her talent."

I Don't Know How to Write About Race
By Roxane Gay

"This is only about race."

Interview with Former Greensboro Review Poetry Editor Alison Seay
By Jordan Elliott

"I don't know that it's a matter of being comfortable in our skin as much as it is our belief in the importance of the tangible book."

On Nimrod International: An Interview & Notes
By Jeffrey Tucker

"For poetry, we dislike poems that are actually more like journal entries rather than poems. For fiction, we see a lot of stories that are really just “talking heads,” stories in which people stand around and talk and yet nothing happens."

Dismissing Africa
By Greg Weiss

"One of the many risks of Witness, 'the magazine of the Black Mountain Institute,' presenting an issue dedicated to the theme of Dismissing Africa is that the very notion of dismissing 'Africa' already dismisses the individuals who live in Africa."

Poets and Prose: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Fiction Theory
By Nicholas Ripatrazone

"Robert Olen Butler is careful in his definition...he is not arguing that yearning is individual to the short short story form. Rather, yearning is endemic to fiction."

Literary Magazines in Peril?
By Travis Kurowski

"At least part of the problem is the usual one: All of these magazine have no doubt a vastly greater number of people desiring to be published in their pages than they have readers willing to financially support their endeavors."

Interview: Erin Fitzgerald, Northville Review
By Marcelle Heath

"I like when someone's very quietly or very openly fooling with an emotional manipulation dial."
"While my stories aren't autobiographical, I really do believe in the whole write-what-you-know thing. One time I wrote a story from the point of view of an old sick man and it was just terrible. It was like really bad Carver. The man sat around watching daytime television and eating pie."

Sort-of Prose Poems
By Nicholas Ripatrazone

"James Harms offers a contemplative effort in a lean essay that turns the prose poem discussion in a noteworthy direction..."

Poetry 2.0
By Marcelle Heath

"Setting aside, for now, its ideological nomenclature, its appeal lies in the interpretative dynamic between text and image..."

Greetings from Knockout
By Brett Ortler

"We started KO because we wanted to try something that was different than we'd seen in other literary magazines, both in terms of thematic slant and in terms of mission..."
"He said that if he were asked to be poetry editor of a magazine, he would aim for unity. I told him that was more or less the exact opposite of what I wanted to do..."

Bon Voyage
By Marcelle Heath

"I imagine party-goers huddled around a fire pit as they share stories about stalking a would-be lover..."

In Brief: The Appeal of Brevity
By Nicholas Ripatrazone

"Contemporary flash fiction has been slugged, whipped, and slapped: dragged through the literary mud, pegged as incidental..."
"Kayla Soyer-Stein recreates the wonderful magic and sense of the uncanny that fairy tales offer..."
"Recently I won a best humorous poem competition, and it appears I have a knack for healthy self-ridicule..."
"I think about that a lot—about the balance of light and dark and about allowing my characters to have an open destiny. I think that’s one of the most important aspects of story writing..."
"It calls itself the 'farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts,' which sounded a bit suspicious to me, so I did a little poking around to verify the assertion..."
"The history of Poetry is a history of resistance in all directions..."
"The 1990s was a wild, wonderful, idealistic decade in Prague. Excellent exchange rates and the possibility of a relatively uninhibited way of life lured expatriates in droves to the Czech capital. In short, it was the perfect time for the founding of a literary journal..."
"One author climbs to the top of a tree trunk support beam that’s part of the architecture of the writing space. Another is balancing a couch cushion on his head and explaining wog: a dog who uses a dog-sized wheel chair to get his back end around San Francisco..."

Avian Arts: The LBJ
By Nicholas Ripatrazone

"While literary niches often result in suffocation, eighty pages of plaid, The LBJ’s aviary focus proves malleable enough..."
“'In consideration of what looks like a total collapse of our economic system,' he said, 'I thought the bookfair went very well...'"
"There are two wooden figures on my husband’s desk. Figurines. They are meant to resemble humans, black humans. African-Americans..."
 
 

LINKS

The first list is of sites having something to do with literary magazines, even if the connection is a stretch. The second list is of literary magazine sites themselves. If you have a suggestion for either of these lists, email lunaparkreview@gmail.com.

 


 

SITES ABOUT LITERARY MAGAZINES

A little magazine index

A random book and magazine index

An index of ezines and journals

Arts & Letters Daily

Aspen Magazine: history and excerpts

Australian literary magazines

AWP

The Best American Poetry blog

Big List of Lit Mags at EWR

Book Bench (New Yorker)

BookFox

Clip/Stamp/Fold

CLMP

Critical Mass

Daily Kos, Literary Monthly

Documenta

Duotrope

Dzanc Books projects with lit journals

Electronic Poetry Center

The Elegant Variation

Emerging Writers Network

Fictionaut Blog

HTMLGiant (general)

HTMLGiant (print journals)

i read a short story today

if:book

Jacket Copy

Literary Magazine Review

LitLine

LitList

Lit Mag Central

Little Magazines Project

Little mags at British Library

Maud Newton blog

MetaxuCafe

The Modernist Journals Project

Mumpsimus

New Pages (the blog and multimedia page)

O. Henry magazine index

Paper Cuts (NYTimes)

Ploughshares blog

Poetry Hut blog

Poetrymagazines.org.uk

Poets and Writers magazine

Practicing Writing blog

Print Magazine

The Pushcart Prize

Rare Book Room at SUNY Buffalo

The Review Review

The Rumpus

San Franciscon Library Little Maga/Zine Collection

Save the Short Story

The Underground Library (a lit mag database)

Three Percent

Univerity College London lit mag index

Utne Reader Great Writing blog

Web del Sol

 


 

LITERARY MAGAZINE SITES

3:AM Magazine

971 Menu [out of print]

Abe's Penny

Absinthe: New European Writing

A Cappella Zoo

AGNI

The Agriculture Reader

Alaska Quarterly Review

Alligator Juniper

Ambit

American Poetry Review

American Short Fiction

Analecta

anderbo

AnOther Magazine

Antioch Review

Apple Valley Review

A Public Space

Arkansas Review

Article Journal

Ascent

Asia Literary Review

Atlanta Review

At Length

Bare Root Review

Barrelhouse

Bartleby Snopes

Bear Creek Feed

Beloit Fiction Journal

Beloit Poetry Journal

Birkensnake

Blackbird

Black Clock

Black Warrior Review

Blue Print Review

Booth

Bordercrossing (German)

Border Crossings (Canada)

Born

Boulevard

Bound Off

Boy Bedlam Review

Brick

Brevity

Broadsided

Bull: Fiction for Thinking Men

Burnside Review

Cabinet

Caketrain

California Literary Review

Callaloo

Canteen

Carousel

Cavalier

Cave Wall

Cell Stories

Cerise Press

Chicago Review

Chelsea [out of print]

Chimurenga

Cincinnati Review

Clackamas Literary Review

Coconut

The Collagist

Colorado Review

Columbia

Conduit

Conjunctions

Copper Nickel

Corium Magazine

Cream City Review

Creative Nonfiction

The Cupboard

Cutbank

The Dark Horse

descant (U.S.)

Descant (Canada)

Dewclaw

DIAGRAM

The Dirty Goat

dislocate

dispatch

Divide (website?)

Dogzplot

DoubleTake/Points of Entry [out of print]

Duck & Herring Co.

Ecotone

Electric Literature

elimae

Epoch

escarp

Esopus

Essays & Fictions

Exquisite Corpse

Eyeshot

Fairy Tale Review

Fence

Fiction

Fiction International

First City Review

Five Chapters

Five Dials

Five Points

Flatmancrooked

Florida Review

Folded Word

Forklift, Ohio

Fourteen Hills

Frank

FRiGG

Geist

Georgia Review

Georgetown Review

The Gettysburg Review

Gigantic

Glasses Glasses

Glimmer Train

Granta

Guernica

Gulf Coast

Gulf Stream

Habitus: A Diaspora Journal

Hanging Loose

Harvard Review

Hawk & Handsaw

Hayden's Ferry

Hedgehog Review

The Hell Gate Review

hitotoki

Hobart

Hot Metal Bridge

Hunger Mountain

Idaho Review

Image

Indiana Review

InDigest Magazine

Iowa Review

Iron Horse Literary Review

Isotope: A Journal of Nature and Science Writing

Jacket

The Journal

Juked

Kalliope

Kenyon Review

Keyhole

KGB Bar Lit Magazine

Knee-Jerk

Knock

Kwani?

Kyoto Journal

Lamination Colony

Land Grant College Review

Lapham's Quarterly

Laurel Review

LBJ: Avian Life, Literary Arts

The Ledge

The Lifted Brow

Lilies and Cannonballs Review

Literary Review (U.K.)

The Literary Review (U.S.)

The Little Magazine (U.S.)

The Little Magazine (Asia)

Literal Latté

The Louisiana Review

Lowbrow Reader

Lumberyard

Mad Hatter's Review

The Manchester Review

Mandorla

Manoa

Marlboro Review

Massachusetts Review

Matchbook

McSweeney's

Melee

Memorious

Mid-American Review

Midway Journal

Minnesota Review

Mississippi Review

Missouri Review

Monkeybicycle

Nanoism

Narrative

Narwhal

n+1

The New CollAge

New Delta Review

New England Review

New Haven Review

New Orleans Review

new renaissance

New York Quarterly

New York Tyrant

News from the Republic of Letters

Ninth Letter

No Colony

NOÖ Journal

Noon

/nor

The Normal School

North American Review

Notre Dame Review

Oak Bend Review

OCHO

Octopus

/One/

One Story

Ontario Review [out of print]

Open City

Opium Magazine

Origami Condom

Oxford American

The Paris Review

Parnassus

Pear Noir!

PEN America

Peguin

Permafrost

Phantasmagoria [out of print]

Pif

The Pinch

Pindeldyboz

Pleiades

Ploughshares

PMS poemmemoirstory

Poetry

Poetry East

Portland Review

Post Road

The Potomac

The Prague Revue

Prairie Schooner

Quarterly West

Quick Fiction

Quicksilver

Raven Chronicles

The Review of Contemporary Fiction

River Styx

Rooms Outlast Us

Rougarou

Sable

Sad Mag

The Saint Ann's Review

Santa Monica Review

Scarab

Seattle Review

Sentence

Sewanee Review

Shenandoah

Short Fiction

Significant Objects

SIR!

Sleepingfish

Slope

Small Spiral Notebook

SMITH

SNReview

The Sonora Review

Southeast Review

Southwest Review

Southern Quarterly

Southern Review

Southampton Review

specs

Squid Quarterly

St. Petersburg Review

staccato

Stirring

Story Quarterly

Storyglossia

storySouth

Subtropics

The Summerset Review

Swink

Tar River Poetry

Tarpaulin Sky

The View from Here

Thieves Jargon

Threepenny Review

Tin House

Torpedo

Town Creek Poetry

Triple Canopy

TriQuarterly

Tuesday: An Art Project

Unsaid Magazine

Versal

The View from Here

Virginia Quarterly Review

VOX

Waccamaw

Wag's Revue

Washington Square

West Branch

West Wind Review

Whiskey Island

White Fungus

Wigleaf

Willow Springs

Witness

Words Without Borders

Yale Review

Yeti

Zoetrope: All-Story

ZYZZYVA

FEATURED MAGAZINE / JAN 2010

McSweeney's issue 33

Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern issue 33, The San Francisco Panorama; Founding Editor: Dave Eggers; Published: San Francisco; Est: 1998. http://www.mcsweeneys.net/


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