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ENGL 356: Editing & Publishing: Literary Magazines


Feel free to use any of these resources for your ENGL 356 class Literary Magazine Review assignment or for any work relating to literary magazines. If you need help finding a lit mag, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Undergraduate Literary Magazine Resources - for your assignment

Databases/Compilations of undergraduate lit mags (not all are open to nationwide submission):

Some individual undergraduate lit mags that are open to nationwide submission:

Literary Magazines Available at the Library- does not include undergrad lit mags

Print literary magazines available for checkout, located in Current Periodicals section on Main Level, alphabetically by title: 

Beloit Poetry Journal: Coming soon in print. Also available electronically (see below). 

Bomb:  Contains in-depth interviews between artists working across genre and media. Also available electronically(see below). 

BWR/Black Warrior Review: Oldest continuously-run literary journal produced by grad students, publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and art. 

Conjunctions: Publishes innovative fiction, poetry, criticism, drama, art and interviews by both emerging and established writers.

Creative Nonfiction: Contains short stories, essays, prose, interviews with writers and editors, pieces on creative nonfiction, etc. 

DRAFT: the Journal of Process: Stories, first drafts, interviews with authors. Interested in techniques, approaches, and "everything that goes into crafting a great piece of creative writing." 

Granta: Showcases "the world's best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now." 

Ninth Letter: From  U. Illinois Urbana-Champagin. Work published in Ninth Letter frequently selected for awards (Pushcart Prize, Best American Nonrequired Reading, etc.).

Poetry: Poetry, commentary news notes, and lists of recently published books published by the Modern Poetry Association. 

Rattle: Poetry and interviews with contemporary poets. 

River Teeth: Journal of nonfiction narrative: creative nonfiction, narrative reportage, essays and memoir, and critical essays. 

Seneca Review: Innovative poetry & lyric essays. Also features poetry in translation.

Yellow Medicine Review: Stories, essays, poems, scholarly articles, reviews, short plays, novel excepts, letters, and more related to Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought. 

Available electronically through library databases: 

Bomb: Delivers the artist's voice through in-depth interviews between artists working across genre and media -- collaborations that reveal their ideas, concerns, and creative processes through carefully developed dialogue -- now and for posterity. 1981- present (3 year delay) here. 

Beloit Poetry Journal: Includes work from new writers, publishes reviews, & includes occasional chapbooks. 2003-present here. 

Fourth Genre: Publishes personal essays, memoirs, literary journalism, and personal criticism1999-present here

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