In March, I wrote a post about The Review Review – an online publication that publishes articles and reviews about literary magazines. Since then I’ve discovered another source that does the same thing. It’s called NewPages.com. It has a wealth of information on literary journals, and other things. Here’s the site’s description:
News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary magazines, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more.
I’ve often wondered if people actually read the literary journals where I submit my stories. Apparently people do!
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Posted in Short Story Reviews, tagged Fence, fiction, Kenyon Review, New Orleans Review, One Story, Ploughshares, publishing, reading, Segue, short story, The Review Review, writing on March 25, 2012 |
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Last week, Lauren Rheaume, director of marketing and outreach at The Review Review, sent me an email letting me know that my story “Black String Bikini” had been mentioned in a review:
As another example, many sections of Mark Richardson’s short story, “Black String Bikini” are written as flash-forwards, insights into things that will happen, that change the perception of what is happening, if not for the characters, at least for the reader.
The mention was short, but sweet for me, and although I was happy to see it, I was even happier to learn about The Review Review. The online publication has articles and reviews of literary journals. Becky Tuch (pic), the founding editor, writes that she created The Review Review as “merely a way to guide writers toward the journals that most interest them.”
A few years ago, when I started sending stories to literary journals, I decided that I would become more familiar with them. I’ve since subscribed to a number of journals, including One Story, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, New Orleans Review, and Fence. I ‘ve really enjoyed them, and plan to subscribe to more. Hopefully, the suggestions I’ll get from Tuch’s magazine will help guide me toward interesting reads.
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