Posts Tagged: literary magazine

Slush Piles in White

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The sensibilities of whiteness do not want us to work, do not want us to think, do not want us to imagine outside of its bounds.

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The Rumpus Interview with Erik Kennedy

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Poet Erik Kennedy discusses literary community and his formative years as a young writer in New Jersey, and shares two new prose poems.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Sometimes, literary magazines fold. It happens all the time because of funding, or manpower, or editorial differences. Usually, print back issues remain for sale and online content is preserved indefinitely, or at least until someone forgets to renew the domain. But this does not seem to be the case with Black Clock, the respected literary […]

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Giving Voice to the Homeless Writing Community

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Boston-based literary magazine The Pilgrim was founded by journalist James Parker with the aim to bring the unheard voices of the homeless community to print while encouraging, teaching, and healing through the act of writing. At the Boston Globe, Zachary Jason takes us inside a meeting of the Black Seed Writers Group as they create the 39th […]

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Introducing The Scofield

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Welcome online to The Scofield, a brand new lit mag inspired by Scofield Thayer’s legendary The Dial. Edited by Tyler Malone, Dustin Illingworth, and Scott Cheshire, The Scofield aims for all its readers “to transcend our loneliness, to populate our solitude with others.” Its very first issue, which just launched, is dedicated to “David Markson & Solitude” […]

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Dry Magazines

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Desert managed, impressively, to publish lively, intelligent writing about a very dry place, month after month. Dan Piepenbring browsed through archive.org’s huge magazine collection to discover Desert, a publication from the Southwest entirely devoted to… deserts! You can read more and take a look at some of the magazine’s covers over at the Paris Review.

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Litmags Prevail

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Once your journal exists, it will wing its way into a world already full of journals, like a paper airplane into a recycling bin, or onto a Web already crowded with literary sites. Why would you do such a thing? People have been starting literary magazines for centuries—and they certainly don’t do it for the […]

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United Offers Elite Lit Mag of the Skies

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What do authors Anthony Doerr, Karen Russell, Elissa Schappell, and Rick Moody have in common? While The Rumpus is tickled to have featured these illustrious authors within our pages, we can’t say we’ve offered them the opportunity to be read amongst the clouds. Exclusively for its first class and business class patrons, United Airlines now […]

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Armchair/Shotgun‘s 5th Anniversary Party

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Literary magazine Armchair/Shotgun—winner of the 2012 Saboteur award, one of the New York Times Magazine‘s ten “literary heirs,” and subject of an upcoming Rumpus interview—is turning five years old! Go celebrate with them tomorrow, February 7, at 7:30 PM at Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore. Contributors to all four previous issues will be there to read their work, including Alanna Bailey, […]

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Trans* Litmag THEM in Print, Accepting Submissions

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Groundbreaking trans* literary magazine THEM, launched online last year, is now re-releasing its first issue in print. If you missed out on it the first time, this is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with the multigenre journal and its commitment to building a publication where contributors can, as founding editor Jos Charles puts it, “write […]

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Support Publication of Young Authors: CanTeens Kickstarter

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CanTeens, a literary and arts magazine, gives Harlem seventh graders an opportunity to discover and foster a love of reading, writing, and art through classes and a chance to see their name and writing in print. Unfortunately, CanTeens doesn’t have the funds to publish this year’s anthology without some help. So please, help!  Whatever you can give to their […]

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