New American Writing

New American Writing is published by OINK! Press, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Illinois. Contributions to the magazine are welcome and fully tax-deductible.
Founded in 1986, New American Writing is a literary magazine emphasizing contemporary American poetry. Edited by poets Paul Hoover and Maxine Chernoff, it appears once a year in early June. The magazine is distinctive for publishing a range of contemporary innovative poetry.
Each issue includes cover art by leading artists, including Enrique Chagoya, Bill Viola, Alex Katz, Larry Rivers, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jennifer Bartlett, Elizabeth Murray, Fairfield Porter, and Joe Brainard. Contributors have included John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Charles Simic, Jorie Graham, Barbara Guest, Fanny Howe, Rosmarie Waldrop, Nathaniel Mackey, Marjorie Perloff, Lyn Hejinian, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Elizabeth Robinson, Donald Revell, Claudia Keelan, Gillian Conoley, Karen Volkman, Ben Lerner, and Noah Eli Gordon, among others. Contributors have frequently been included in the annual anthology, The Best American Poetry (Scribners), edited by poet and critic David Lehman and a distinguished guest editor. Work from the magazine has also appeared in the distinguished Pushcart Anthology. In l988 the magazine was named one of the nation's ten outstanding literary magazines by Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.

Website : http://www.newamericanwriting.com/index.html

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Boston Review

Boston Review is a nonpartisan magazine of ideas: animated by hope, committed to equality and reason, convinced that the imagination eludes political categories. We see each issue as a public space where people can loosen the hold of conventional preconceptions and bring this openness to bear on today's most pressing issues. Our mission requires that as editors we shun polemic and partisanship, uphold the highest standards of argument and evidence, value ambition and originality, seek widely diverse perspectives, and make complex ideas accessible. We have a national readership of men and women who are engaged in the challenge of today's world; who want deeper coverage of current affairs than the mainstream media offers; and who see the arts as an essential part of the human enterprise.

Website : http://bostonreview.net/

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American Letters & Commentary

American Letters & Commentary is an eclectic literary magazine featuring innovative and challenging writing in all forms. Each annual issue features a substantial and diverse selection of fiction, poetry, essays, translation, and critical opinion by renowned and up-and-coming writers. Past contributors have included Paul Auster, Jeff Clark, Stephen Dixon, Amy England, Diane Glancy, Albert Goldbarth, Barbara Guest, Christine Hume, Bruce Benderson, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Ann Lauterbach, Cris Mazza, Kathleen Norris, Michael Palmer, Claudia Rankine, Donald Revell, Cole Swensen, Susan Wheeler, Diane Williams, C.D. Wright, and John Yau. Works from past issues of AL&C have been selected for Best American Poetry, Harper's, and the Pushcart Prize.

Website : http://www.amletters.org/index.html

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The American Poetry Review

The American Poetry Review is unique in American publishing. With eclectic editing, a newsprint-tabloid format, and a circulation of 17,000, APR reaches a worldwide audience six times a year with some of the very best contemporary poetry and prose from a diverse array of authors. Over the past 35 years, APR has helped to make poetry a more public art form without compromising the art of poetry.

Website : http://www.aprweb.org/

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Abalone Moon

Abalone Moon publishes poetry, interviews, prose , essays, reviews, photography and visual art. We strive to publish poetry and art that is seamless in its craft and originality, and both universal and current in its content. Many of our issues follow individual themes. We also publish two or three poet issues. Abalone Moon includes poetry and art by both emerging and established poets and artists. In our issues you will find art and poetry that celebrate nature, sculpture and poetry with animal themes, art and poetry about our human connections, poems about war, poetry with the themes of love and loss.

Website : http://www.abalonemoon.com/indexa.html

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Zoetrope - All-Story

In 1997, Francis Ford Coppola launched Zoetrope: All-Story, a quarterly magazine devoted to the best new short fiction and one-act plays. It has received every major story award, including the National Magazine Award for Fiction, while publishing today's most promising and significant writers: Mary Gaitskill, David Mamet, Ha Jin, Elizabeth McCracken, Yiyun Li, Don DeLillo, Andrew Sean Greer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Woody Allen, Yoko Ogawa, David Means, Susan Straight, Charles D'Ambrosio, David Bezmozgis, Neil Jordan, and Haruki Murakami among them.
Along with new stories, each edition of the magazine presents a Classic Reprint—a previously published short story that inspired a great film—to illustrate the narrative relationship between the art forms. Previous Classic Reprints include Liu Yi-chang's "Intersection" (which inspired Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love), Steven Millhauser's "Eisenheim the Illusionist" (Neil Burger's The Illusionist), Alice Munro's "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" (Sarah Polley's Away From Her), and Paul Auster's "Auggie Wren's Christmas Story" (Wayne Wang's Smoke).
Zoetrope: All-Story is also an art magazine, as the editors invite a different contemporary artist to illustrate and design each issue. Past guest designers include William Eggleston, Zaha Hadid, Julian Schnabel, Wim Wenders, Laurie Anderson, Peter Sellars, Helmut Newton, David Bowie, Gus Van Sant, Tom Waits, Ed Ruscha, David Byrne, Kiki Smith, Wayne Thiebaud, Chip Kidd, Yves Béhar, and Mike Figgis.

Website : http://www.all-story.com/index.cgi

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Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders (WWB) opens doors to international exchange through translation, publication, and promotion of the world’s best writing. WWB publishes selected prose and poetry on the web and in print anthologies (the next one to focus on the Islamic world), stages special events that connect foreign writers to the general public and media, develops materials for high school teachers to use foreign literature in classrooms, and continues to build an unparalleled online resource center for contemporary global writing.
Our ultimate aim is to introduce exciting international writing to the general public — travelers, teachers, students, publishers, and a new generation of eclectic readers — by presenting international literature not as a static, elite phenomenon, but a portal through which to explore the world. In the richness of cultural information we present, we hope to help foster a “globalization” of cultural engagement and exchange, one that allows many voices in many languages to prosper.
Why Words Without Borders?
Few literatures have truly prospered in isolation from the world. English-speaking culture in general and American culture in particular has long benefited from cross-pollination with other worlds and languages. Thus it is an especially dangerous imbalance when, today, 50% of all the books in translation now published worldwide are translated from English, but less than 3% are translated into English.
Along with the myriad ancient virtues of storytelling-giving pleasure, passing time, stimulating thought, connecting strangers — literature is a passport to places both real and imagined. In an increasingly interdependent world, rife with ignorance and incomprehension of other cultures, literature in translation has an especially important role to play.
What does Words Without Borders do?
Magazine The heart of WWB’s work is www.wordswithoutborders.org, its online magazine. Monthly issues feature new selections of contemporary world literature, most of which would never have been accessible to English-speaking readers without WWB.
Events WWB’s new reading series, “Tales from the Global Village,” and event partnerships with the PEN World Voices festival and other venues, including those in Nevada, Texas, Washington, DC, California, and elsewhere, give WWB readers an opportunity to meet and hear some of the authors WWB has presented online and in print.
Education WWB is now piloting themed units for use in the high school classroom, including suggested readings, study questions, writing prompts, suggestions for further study and a forum for teachers to discuss materials.
Anthologies WWB now travels to the beach, bed, and other web-free zones. Its first anthology, Literature from the “Axis of Evil” (New Press, 2006) was named “The book every American should read this year” by the Bloomsbury Review. WWB’s second anthology, Words Without Borders: The World through the Eyes of Writers (Anchor Books, 2007), was called “one of the best introductions to non-Western writers there is” by Kirkus.
Supporters Several large funders recognized from WWB’s earliest days the importance of its mission. These included the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, the International Institute of Modern Letters, the Lannan Foundation, and Flora Family Foundation. Other foundations and many generous individual donors and members are expanding WWB’s support base every year.
Partners Words Without Borders is a partner of PEN American Center and the Center for Literary Translation at Columbia University, and is hosted by Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Website : http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/index.php

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Word Riot

Word Riot publishes the forceful voices of up-and-coming writers and poets. We like edgy. We like challenging. We like unique voices. Word Riot first opened shop in March 2002 as the literary section of a now defunct on-line music magazine, Communication Breakdown. Each month we provide readers with book reviews, author interviews, and, most importantly, writing from some of the best and brightest making waves on the literary scene.

Website : http://www.wordriot.org/

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The Threepenny Review

The Threepenny Review is one of the most original literary magazines not only in the U.S. but also on the entire planet . Why? Because it stands outside the fads of the day; it’s not driven by any intellectual group or fashion. What it does is give the readers the taste of many individual writers.

Website : http://www.threepennyreview.com/

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The Writer's Eye Magazine

The Writer's Eye Magazine was created by writer/photographer, Amber Lea Starfire. Published bi-monthly, beginning in November 2007, the Writer's Eye Magazine promotes artistic integration. It provides a venue for writers who are also visual artists - photographers, painters, sculptors, etc. Each issue highlights work that combines the verbal and visual arts, encouraging and inspiring readers, writers, and artists. Ms. Starfire's vision is to support writer/artists and provide quality writing and art for the magazine's readers at no charge. The magazine will pay published writer/artists professional rates for their work.

Website : http://www.thewriterseye.com/index.html

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The Richmond Review

The Richmond Review was established in October 1995 as the UK's first literary magazine to be published exclusively on the World Wide Web.
Updated at least monthly, the magazine has a team of around twenty-five regular contributors and editors, many of whom work in London book publishing, though we're careful to avoid conflicts of interest and reviewers are not allowed to review books published by the companies they work for.
To find out more about The Richmond Review please read our Occasionally Asked Questions where hopefully you'll find the information you're looking for.

Website : http://www.richmondreview.co.uk/index.php



Ploughshares is published three times a year at Emerson College. Each issue offers almost two hundred pages of great new stories and poems, guest-edited by a prominent writer who explores personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles. Our website serves as companion to our print journal. We have over 3,500 poems, stories, and articles from our current print issue and our back issue archives that you may read for free. We also have a multitude of Web-only information about our authors. Emerson College, our institutional sponsor, is a premier communications and performing arts college in Boston and hosts one of the best M.F.A. programs in creative writing in the country.

Website : http://www.pshares.org/


Per Contra

International web journal of the arts, literature and ideas . Pro contra new publication schedule will be quarterly with fiction, poetry, visual arts and ideas.

Website : http://www.percontra.net/

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The Paris Review

Founded in Paris by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton in 1953, The Paris Review began with a simple editorial mission: “Dear reader,” William Styron wrote in a letter in the inaugural issue, “The Paris Review hopes to emphasize creative work—fiction and poetry—not to the exclusion of criticism, but with the aim in mind of merely removing criticism from the dominating place it holds in most literary magazines and putting it pretty much where it belongs, i.e., somewhere near the back of the book. I think The Paris Review should welcome these people into its pages: the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders. So long as they're good.”
Decade after decade, the Review has introduced the important writers of the day. Adrienne Rich was first published in its pages, as were Philip Roth, V. S. Naipaul, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Mona Simpson, Edward P. Jones, and Rick Moody. Selections from Samuel Beckett's novel Molloy appeared in the fifth issue, one of his first publications in English. The magazine was also among the first to recognize the work of Jack Kerouac, with the publication of his short story, “The Mexican Girl,” in 1955. Other milestones of contemporary literature, now widely anthologized, also first made their appearance in The Paris Review: Italo Calvino's Last Comes the Raven, Philip Roth's Goodbye Columbus, Donald Barthelme's Alice, Jim Carroll's Basketball Diaries, Peter Matthiessen's Far Tortuga, Jeffrey Eugenides’s Virgin Suicides, and Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections.
In addition to the focus on original creative work, the founding editors found another alternative to criticism—letting the authors talk about their work themselves. The Review’s Writers at Work interview series offers authors a rare opportunity to discuss their life and art at length; they have responded with some of the most revealing self-portraits in literature. Among the interviewees are William Faulkner, Vladimir Nabokov, Joan Didion, Seamus Heaney, Ian McEwan, and Lorrie Moore. In the words of one critic, it is “one of the single most persistent acts of cultural conservation in the history of the world.”

Website :http://www.theparisreview.org/index.php



Narrative is the leading online publisher of first-rank fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A nonprofit organization, Narrative is dedicated to advancing the literary arts in the digital age by supporting the finest writing talent and encouraging readership around the world and across generations. Our online library of new literature by celebrated authors and by the best new and emerging writers is available for free.

Website : http://narrativemagazine.com/



Mississippireview.com is posted quarterly. Each issue has a guest editor, and to submit work you should contact the guest editor directly. Links to the guest editors and information about themes of upcoming issues will always be listed on the upcoming page of the magazine.

Website : http://www.mississippireview.com/index.html


The Little Magazine

TLM is South Asia's only professionally produced independent print magazine devoted to essays, fiction, poetry, art and criticism. It is also the only publication to offer full-length novellas and film and drama scripts, complete with camera and stage directions. The magazine was conceived as a dialogue — a platform which would carry important work in the world languages along with the best of contemporary writing in the South Asian languages. It is not India-specific and addresses a community which is more easily defined in terms of mindspace rather than in purely geographical terms. Our readers have only one common denominator: they are sensitive and are looking for something more than what mainstream publishing can provide them.

Website : http://www.littlemag.com/security/index.html


Mad Hatters' Review

In Alice in Wonderland, a demented and very irascible Mad Hatter hosted the tea party Alice attended. Lewis Carroll’s Mad Hatter may have been modeled after someone who was not an actual hat maker or “hatter”; the etymology of the term has been debated. Mad hatters in Carroll’s day, and even through the mid-Twentieth Century, in some locations, were victims of mercury poisoning. The poor, working-class hatters worked with hot solutions of mercuric nitrate, in poorly ventilated rooms. This environment caused neurological damage, resulting in such symptoms as tremors, slurred speech, irritability, and depression.
Mad Hatters’ Review, a bi-annual online multimedia magazine staffed solely by mad hatters, welcomes writings that address psychosocial issues, the pollution of minds, hearts, bodies and nature. We also welcome purely aesthetic pieces, packed with surprising images and whimsical wordplays. The name of our bi-annual reflects our view of the world as essentially demented and nonsensical, too frequently a nightmare or “non-dream” that needs to be exposed to the light for what it is, as well as what it is not. However, we, as artists, can also see another side of this world by voyaging into our own unique terrifying and joyful wonderlands and sharing our visions with others.
If you're thinking of submitting, rest assured that Mad Hatters decry the standard "we want the best writings on the Internets." We are firmly rooted in theories of relativity and we try hard not to take ourselves seriously. We want you to give us what delights you, what makes you leap and dance, what makes you cry deeply inside the core of yourself, and what you've revised and re-revised till it shines.
We're particularly interested in "edgy," risky, gutsy, thematically broad (i.e., saying something about the world and its creatures), psychologically and philosophically sophisticated works. We opt for maximalism over minimalism. Black/dark humor, whimsy, wise satire, irony, magic realism and surrealism are welcome. We love humor because we need it! Traditional arc, resolution, "Story" structure are beside or off the point. We look for originality, surprise, intellectual and emotional strength, lyricism and rhythm. We love writers who stretch their imaginations to the limits and challenge pedestrian notions of reality and style; we care little for categories, favoring fusions, alien creatures, and borderline personalities. We also love collaborative ventures, between/among writers, writers and artists, and among writers, visual artists, and composers.
It’s not likely that you will ever find a serious sob story of childhood nostalgia or “coming of age,” an ode to a dying grandmother, or a cute epiphany in these pages. Mad Hatters are not sentimental and they guffaw at the concept of epiphanies. Mad hatters are zany, risky, idealistic, cynical, tragic, hysterical and edgy. They love playing in linguistic sandboxes and hurling mud pies at icons.

Website : http://www.madhattersreview.com/issue10/index.shtml

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The Literary Review

The Literary Review: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing has been published quarterly by Fairleigh Dickinson University since 1957. Its many special issues have introduced new fiction, poetry, and essays from many nations, regions, or languages to English readers. Issues focus on such topics as contemporary fiction in Portugese, Iranian exiles, new Irish writing, North African authors, and Philippine fiction and poetry. Many works written in English and first published in our pages have won awards and been reprinted in collections.
Work from 22 winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature has appeared in TLR: Günther Grass, José Saramago, Wislawa Szymborska, Seamus Heaney, Camilo José Cela, Joseph Brodsky, Wole Soyinka, Elias Canetti, Odysseus Elytis, Eugenio Montale, Harry Martinson, Heinrich Böll, Pablo Neruda, Shmuel Agnon, Giorgos Seferis, Salvatore Quasimodo, Boris Pasternak, Pär Lagerkvist, Gabriela Mistral, Johannes V. Jensen, Ivan Bunin. and Rabindranath Tagore. TLR has published many other important American and world writers, often early in their careers.

Website : http://theliteraryreview.org/

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Istanbul Literary Review

Istanbul Literary is a quarterly online magazine with a great collection of short stories, poetry, articles and more !

Website : http://www.ilrmagazine.net/editorial.php

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Granta magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, student badinage and student literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town. In this original incarnation it had a long and distinguished history, publishing the early work of many writers who later became well known, including A. A. Milne, Michael Frayn, Stevie Smith, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. During the 1970s, it ran into trouble – dwindling money, mounting apathy – from which it was rescued by a small group of postgraduates who successfully and surprisingly relaunched it as a magazine of new writing, with both writers and their audience drawn from the world beyond Cambridge.
Since 1979, the year of its rebirth, Granta has published many of the world’s finest writers tackling some of the world’s most important subjects, from intimate human experiences to the large public and political events that have shaped our lives. Its contributors have included Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Saul Bellow, Peter Carey, Raymond Carver, Angela Carter, Bruce Chatwin, James Fenton, Richard Ford, Martha Gellhorn, Nadine Gordimer, Milan Kundera, Doris Lessing, Ian McEwan, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jayne Anne Phillips, Salman Rushdie, George Steiner, Graham Swift, Paul Theroux, Edmund White, Jeanette Winterson, Tobias Wolff. Every issue since 1979 is still in print. In the pages of Granta, readers met for the first time the narrative prose of writers such as Bill Bryson, Romesh Gunesekera, Blake Morrison, Arundhati Roy and Zadie Smith; and have encountered events and topics as diverse as the fall of Saigon, the mythology of the Titanic, adultery, psychotherapy and Chinese cricket fighting.
Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story’s supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real. As theObserver wrote of Granta: ‘In its blend of memoirs and photojournalism, and in its championing of contemporary realist fiction, Granta has its face pressed firmly against the window, determined to witness the world.’

Website : http://www.granta.com/

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Boston Review

Boston Review is a nonpartisan magazine of ideas: animated by hope, committed to equality and reason, convinced that the imagination eludes political categories. We see each issue as a public space where people can loosen the hold of conventional preconceptions and bring this openness to bear on today's most pressing issues. Our mission requires that as editors we shun polemic and partisanship, uphold the highest standards of argument and evidence, value ambition and originality, seek widely diverse perspectives, and make complex ideas accessible. We have a national readership of men and women who are engaged in the challenge of today's world; who want deeper coverage of current affairs than the mainstream media offers; and who see the arts as an essential part of the human enterprise.

Website : http://bostonreview.net/

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Born Magazine

Born Magazine is an experimental venue marrying literary arts and interactive media. Original projects are brought to life every three months through creative collaboration between writers and artists.

Website : http://www.bornmagazine.org/

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Online journal of literature and the arts.
While online media are still experimental tools for literary publication and no one can be certain exactly what kinds of differences they will make in linking writers and audiences, it is our assumption that one fundamental editorial principle applies in this realm as it does in the print realm. That sole principle is excellence. Writing published by this journal will be the very best available, and it is the first responsibility of the editors—by selective solicitation, and by intelligent winnowing—to make certain that this is always the case. Each issue of Blackbird will be permanently archived online. We are also committed to the principle that writers should be paid for their work.
While it is true that excellence can be differently defined and construed, our primary definition will be this: Beyond simple obvious criteria such as “well written in a variety of technical senses,” and “original in terms of subject and style,” excellent writing challenges traditions in profound ways, and is radical insofar as it is aware of its own origins in tradition and seeks to expand the boundaries of the realm of discourse of which it is a part. The editors are committed to seeking out such writing and to encouraging and challenging writers to produce it.

Website : http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v7n2/index.htm

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The Apple Valley Review

The Apple Valley Review is a semiannal online literary journal. It features fiction, poetry ans essays by emerging and etablishes writers.

Website : http://www.applevalleyreview.com/

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3:AM Magazine

“[T]he kind of maverick publishing and magazine production that made a plucky showing in the hard British winters of the early Eighties migrated online years ago. Sites such as 3:AM Magazine keep faith with the old little-review tradition of avant-garde provocation and seditious literary cheek.”

Website : http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/

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