Posts Tagged: literary magazines

I Get My Favorite Short Stories From the CIA

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The Kenyon Review. Mundo Nuevo. The Paris Review.

Check out whether you’ve been unknowingly colluding with secret agents whilst reading your favorite lit mags. Patrick Iber writes, “The CIA became a major player in intellectual life during the Cold War—the closest thing that the US government had to a Ministry of Culture.” (The Rumpus would like to state that we are miffed to be excluded from this list.)

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Lit-Mags in Pop Culture

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“Does anybody outside of our circle care?” asks The Millions’ Nick Ripatrazone in a post about literary magazines. “What is the wider cultural influence of literary magazines?”

To try to figure it out, he looks at pop-culture depictions of lit-mags, from a George Plimpton cameo on The Simpsons to a whole episode of Cheers about submitting—and then receiving rejection letters for—poetry.

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Where App Meets Litmag

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Here’s an interesting way to consume new short fiction: Connu, a sort of cross between an app and a litmag, will send you one short story every weekday.

The stories are brand new and written by established authors and their protégés, including Joyce Carol Oates, Sam Lipsyte, Aimee Bender, and Lydia Davis.

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