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Lit Mags: Not Dead, Migrating

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Interesting post on HTML Giant right now about “the death” of literary magazines. Says writer Roxane Gay:

It is a real shame to see some of the most well-established literary magazines folding but I also think that perhaps the shelter of academia has allowed the editors of these publications to believe a great deal of money is needed to produce a great magazine. Many of the independent magazines I know, most of which are excellent publications, are able to put out 1-4 issues a year for less than $5,000 and many have the same print runs as some of the more established literary magazines. The same writers who submit to VQR and Prairie Schooner and The [insert whatever] Review also submit to smaller, lesser known magazines. In terms of quality, it can no longer be said that the best writing is exclusively being published in academic literary magazines.

So who wants to start a literary magazine, then?


Written by Elizabeth

January 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm

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  1. You know I’m down. Hell, I could probably get a $5k student loan next semester….


    January 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm

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