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Category Archives: Literary Journals

Publishing News: Narrative Magazine expands in growth and content

Narrative Magazine, an online favorite of mine, is having one heck of a year. The readership has doubled, the magazine remains free, the contributors continue to be paid, the annual contest grows, and big things are afoot. The magazine now includes poetry, and Michael Wiegers, the executive editor of Cooper Canyon Press, has agreed to…

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Poets and Writers Alert: Once again Houston hosts the CLMP Southern Literary Magazine and Press Fair

This morning the announcement for the 2nd Annual CLMP Southern Literary Magazine & Small Press Fair arrived in my email. CLMP is the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses and once again the event will be at Houston’s Brazos Bookstore, a place that makes roaming through bookstacks and bookshelves a delight. I made a point…

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Narrative Magazine offers a new twist on an old form

Last year I ran across an online literary magazine called Narrative Magazine that operates with a fresh twist. While some of the traditional literary magazines make a portion of their issues available online at no cost, Narrative makes all its contents, including archived pieces, free and available online. This is a great opportunity for readers…

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Houston hosts CLMP’s Lit Mag Fair

Due to an NEA Challenge Access grant, Houston is a pilot city in a nation-wide inititiative that replicates the highly successful Lit Mag Fair put on by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. Editors, discounted books, and plenty of information will be available on Saturday, February 7th when Houston’s Brazos Bookstore hosts this great…

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Another literary discovery

During a recent visit to Barnes and Noble, I raided the writing and lit magazine section and stumbled across the latest copy of the Mars Hill Review (MHR). MHR “reveals Christ within the various texts of our contemporary culture. We commission full-length essays from provocative thinkers, conduct in-depth studies of issues having theological import, and…

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What’s up with those literary journals?

For years I gave those literary journals a mere wink and a nod and not much else, but slowly, ever so gradually, that has changed. I suppose it began four or five years ago when I attended Stonecoast, an annual writers conference put on by the University of Southern Maine. Actually, it probably began when…

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ALA ‘Academy Awards’ and “a teacupful of story in a big fancy bathtub….”

Earlier today the ALA announced the 2004 Newbery and Caldecott winners. (SAN DIEGO) Kate DiCamillo, author of “The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread,” and Mordicai Gerstein, illustrator and author of “The Man Who Walked Between the Towers,” are the 2004 winners of…

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