Friday, July 30, 2010

Read Literary Magazines

I remember poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar saying in an MFA class at Sarah Lawrence College that writers should not only read literary magazines regularly, but also support them financially. She recommended buying at least one subscription a year.

I agree.

Literary magazines have a very hard time surviving financially, as you could easily guess. By regarding them regularly, you’ll better understand what they publish and learn more about contemporary writing. This will help you with your own writing and submission process, too.

Yesterday I shared a recent interview with Medulla editor Jennifer Hollie Bowles. She ended the interview by generously sharing the names of literary magazines she reads regularly.

What are your favorite literary magazines, online or in print?

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