Sunday, April 12, 2015

Read This: What's Happening in Literary Magazines — Fiction

Do you read literary magazines? Do you want to write for them?

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses estimates that there are 600 actively published today; Poets & Writers lists 1,109 in its database. How do you even begin to sort through them?

I don't have a definitive answer. But here are some of the readings from two classes I'm teaching in writing for literary magazines. Most of these are incredibly short; you can read them in under ten minutes. They come from a range of interesting publications. Check them out. Maybe you'll find the home for your next piece.

Over the next two days I'll post a sampling of nonfiction and teen fiction, too.


Fat Man and Little Boy, a novel excerpt from Gone Lawn

Thursday Night Karaoke from Little Fiction

As the Token Female Member. . . from McSweeny's 

Descent from Nightmare magazine

When Joan Jumped Into the Sea, micro fiction from The Offing
Blind Spot from Origins Journal

Let's Go from PANK

The Bad Sleep from Story magazine
(longer; totally worth it)

Boy Teen, flash fiction from Tin House


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