Literary Links

This is a list of hybrid and experimental online and print literary endeavors that do not adhere to traditional models (magazines, publishers, booksellers) but still meet other criteria for recommendation here. This list also contains podcasts [P], videos [V], and audio programs [A] from literary magazines, book publishers, alternative magazines, universities, and bloggers; these include poetry readings, lectures, author interviews, academic forums, and news casts.


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Abramelin poetry

Academy of American Poets

AEROGRAM postcard poetry, art

Airplane Reading nonfiction

Alltop: Publishing

All Write Already! twice-monthly podcast of readings and interviews with guest writers [P]

Aloud [P][V] Books Omnivoracious

American Poetry Dot Biz How Do Poetry Scenes Work

The Ampersand poetry, fiction, nonfiction

A-Minor stories in the chord of am

Animal poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Anti- poetry

Apostrophe Cast bi-weekly online reading series [P]

Apropos Literary Journal poetry, prose, art, photography

Architrave Press poetry

Art Faccia quickies, interviews, reviews, essays, fiction, comics

asinine poetry

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs AWP

Atavic Poetry poetry

Authonomy - Helping writers get published

Awkward Paper Cut [P][V]

AWP recordings related to literature, plus select event recordings from annual conferences [P]


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Bakwa Magazine online and occasional print magazine which engages in the politics of art and culture, with an emphasis on Africa and its diaspora

B O D Y poetry. prose. word.

Babylonian & Assyrian Poetry & Literature recordings of ancient poetry in original language [A]

The Barnstormer to celebrate the intersection of sports and humanity with good writing

The Bat Segundo Show cultural and literary podcast [A]

BBC World Book Club [P]

Beguile poetry, fiction, nonfiction, lyrics, novel excerpts

BiblioBuffet books, book reviews

Bibliocracy Radio weekly program featuring readings & discussions with writers [A]

The Big Read

Bill Moyers Journal [P][V]

Birthdays of Poets poetry, reviews

Black Heart reading writing rebellion

Blast Furnace poetry

Book Browse

Book Ends weekly podcast by writers for writers and those who love the written word [A][P]

Bookhugger (UK)

Books on the Nightstand [P]

Bookwire - Bowker

Bookworm - KCRW [P]

Bound Off monthly literary audio magazine from Boston University [P]

Boxing the Octopus

Burrow Press Review fiction, nonfiction, columns, serials, interviews, book reviews

Button Poetry production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for performance poetry


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Canadian Magazines blog

Cease, Cows flash fiction, prose poetry

Center for the Art of Translation recordings of Center events [A]

The Center for Book Arts

Champion of Birds poetry

Cheap Pop micro-fiction

Chicago Amplified distribution of public programming happening throughout the Chicago region [P]

The Coachella Review poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenplay

Confettifall stories the length of a tweet

Connu curated new stories by top new writers

Contemporary Poetry Review poetry criticism

The Continental Review forum devoted exclusively to poets and writers on video [V]

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP]

Creative Colloquy fiction

Creative Writing Contests

Crunchable Life in Little Bytes

Culture Watch Sojourners blog

Cybersoleil poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, photos, recipes, book reviews


D - E
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The Danforth Review fiction

Dead Flowers A Poetry Rag

Dead Mule poetry, fiction, essays

Delphi Quarterly An online journal of interviews with writers of prose and poetry

Dialogual dialog only writing

the dictionary project nonfiction, fiction, and poetry inspired by bibliomanced dictionary words

District poetry, fiction, art

Dreaming Methods media fiction

The Drum 10 annual issues of prose readings of contemporary and classic works [A]

The Drunken Odyssey with John King weekly writing life podcast [P]

Drunk Monkeys fiction, poetry, reviews, interviews, essays

Emerald Bolts flash fiction

escarp Twitter poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Essay Daily Not Really So Daily

Eunoia Review poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Every Day Fiction Short fiction in your inbox, Daily!

Everyday Genius poetry, fiction

Every Day Poets poetry

Exit Strata poetry, fiction, art

Extract(s) poetry, fiction, nonfiction, excerpts


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Federation of BC Writers

Fickle Muses poetry, fiction, reviews, essays, art

Fiction Vortex speculative fiction, reviews

Flexible Persona fiction, nonfiction, audio

Flyover Country Review fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual art, photography

Freshly Hatched nonfiction

From the Fishouse free online archive showcases emerging poets reading their own poems [A]

Full Grown People essays

Fwriction : Review fiction


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Glimpse Your stories from abroad


Great Writers Steal

The Green Skeptic blogging the new green economy

Grammar Girl series of five-minute grammar tips hosted by QD [P]

Guardian Book Club monthly book club audio podcast from The Guardian (UK) [P]


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Harvard University Press discussions with authors published by HUP & audio interviews [A][V]

HEArt Online fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, art, music, video

Heron Tree poetry online & bound annually

Hirschworth poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art

Hitherto (Thailand) poetry, essay, stories, artwork

The Hooch author podcasts and contributor spotlights from The Chattahoochee Review [P]

HOOT a postcard review of {mini} poetry and prose

How a Poem Happens Contemporary Poets Discuss the Making of Poems

Howl poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, interviews, reviews


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InDefinite podcast from InDigest focused on creating a dialogue between the arts [P]

Identity Theory poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, political musings, art


IndieFeed Performance Poetry Channel uncovering best of Today's spoken poetry artists [P]

IndieReader New Authors, Self-Published Books

Inky Path interactive fiction

Inpress Books UK - The Online Bookstore for Independent Publishers


J - K
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Jacket2 articles, reviews, interviews, discussions and collaborative responses

The Joe Mildord Poetry Show [A]

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts Weekly posts of micro fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, compressed poetry & visual arts

Joyland short fiction

Jupiter 88 video poetry magazine hosted by CA Conrad [V]

Kelly Writers House founded by students, faculty, and staff of University of Pennsylvania [P]

Kid-Cast [P]

Knee-Jerk fiction, nonfiction

Keyhole poetry, fiction, miscellany

Kweli Journal fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, interview

Kindling poetry, prose, black & white art


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Lapham's Quarterly [A][V]

The Lascaux Review poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art

Late Night Library monthly podcast devoted to new voices in poetry and fiction [P]

The Letter Project

Letras Latinas Blog literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame

Library of Congress Poet Vision Series [V]

Library of Congress The Poet & the Poem Series poetry interviews with distinguished artists [A]


Lifelines weekly program spotlighting biographies of famous people [A]

Linebreak online visual and audio poetry weekly [A]

Literary Matters

The Lit Show weekly literary show base at the Iowa Writer's Workshop [A]

Litquake San Francisco's Literary Festival

The Loft Literary Center

Los Angeles Review of Books features talks with authors in, around, or passing through LA [P]

The Lost Country poetry, fiction, translation, reviews


M - N
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Mad Hatters' Review Blog poetry, flash fiction

Magazines Canada - Consumer

Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard) *

Middle Literate traveling reading series capturing the state-of-mind of the Midwest [P]

Minds on Music

Misfit Magazine poetry

The Missouri Review audio interviews [A][P]

mixer literary genre

The Monarch Review Seattle's literary & arts magazine

The Moth [P]

Motionpoems Moving Poems. Moving.

Mouse Tales Press poetry, fiction

Moving Poetry compendium of video poetry from around the web [V]

The Mustard Seed Risk poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art


National Poetry Map

National Public Radio Book Tour presenting leading authors reading & discussing new books [P]

New Letters on the Air half-hour radio companion to lit mag New Letters [P]

The New Verse News poetry

New York Dreaming

New Yorker Fiction monthly reading and conversation with The New Yorker's Fiction editor [P]

New York State Literary Tree

New York Times Book Review [P]

New York University Creative Writing Program podcast of reading series highlights [P]

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing *

Northern Poetry Review (Canada) poetry, interviews, reviews

Not Your Eyes fiction, nonfiction


O - P
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OccuPoetry poets supporting economic justice

The Ofi Press poetry, fiction, reviews

Open Letters Monthly - an Arts and Literature Review

Other People inappropriate interviews with authors hosted by Brad Listi [P]

Paper Tape fiction, nonfiction, reviews, interviews, art

Papercuts poetry, fiction, articles, interviews, reviews

Papirmasse art, writing

PARAGRAPHITI fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translation, artwork

PBS News Hour [P][A]

PEN American Center *

PennSound ongoing project of the University of Pennsylvania [P]

Peace Corps Writers

Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine poetry, flash fiction

Places for Writers *

Playerist poetry, fiction, art serialized audio books in podcast format [P]

Poem Elf

Poem Talk blog sponsored by The Poetry Foundation, Kelly Writers House, & Penn Sound [P]

Poetastic curating video recordings of reciters reading their own work & others' works [V]

Poetry@Princeton » Contemporary Poetry Colloquium

Poetry24 news-related and topical poetry

Poetry Breakfast poetry

The Poetry Foundation readings and interviews with poets and critics [P][A]

Poetry Pacific poetry

Poetry Space platform for the very best in contemporary poetry from around the world

The Poetry Storehouse poems for creative remix weekly video readings of poetry by the poet [V]

Poets & Writers

Poets House

Poets In Need

Poets Weave 5-minute weekly program featuring poets reading their own poems [A]

POST NO ILLS book reviews, interviews, multimedia

Post Poetry MFA Support for Poetry MFA Graduates

The Postcard Press poetry, prose

Potluck Magazine fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, film, photography

Powell's Books Author Interviews

Poydras Review poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art

Prague Review

PR Newswire: Books

Prosody Pittsburgh Radio for Contemporary Literature produced by Jan Beatty [A]

Pub Rants

The Public Domain Review curated collection of pieces that fall in the public domain


Q - R
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Quill & Quire

Radius poetry, prose

Ray's Road Review poetry, fiction

Reading the World podcast discussions about the world of international literature [P][A]

Readings in Les and Bi Women's Erotic Fiction [P][A]

Readomania a place to share stories and poems, a place to explore your creative talent

RealPoetik poetry

rebecca's pocket

Recommended Reading interviews with writers

Red Lemonade

Red Lion Square weekly podcast of contemporary poetry for a general audience [P][A]

Red Room [P][A]

Redux Work worth a second run

Referential Magazine poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Resources for New Poets

The Review Lab Columbia College Chicago


A River & Sound Review live literary arts entertainment program [P]

Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative


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Safety Pin Review A weekly of short fiction

Saturday Night Reader Canadian flash fiction magazine

Saxifrage Press monthly poetry, fiction, art

Scratch relationship between writing, money, and life

Seal Press By Women. For Women [P]

Selected Shorts weekly public broadcast radio of several fiction stories around a theme [A][P]

Sequestrum flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art

SF Signal - A Science Fiction Blog

The Shatzkin Files

She Writes

Shelf Awareness

Six Questions For…

Skeptically official podcast of Skeptic magazine

Slow Muse about the raw material that influences a visual artist

Slow Trains poetry, fiction, essays

Small Press Blog Your guide to independent publishing *

Small Press Distribution

Small Press Picks recommended fiction titles from small presses

Smashwords Blog

Smokebox poetry, fiction, essays, culture, music, sports, photography

Sliptongue Magazine erotic fiction

Spinozablue poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, music, video

Spork poetry, fiction

The Squalor Review poetry, fiction, art

Stain of Poetry readings series that takes place at Stain Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn [V]

Storyacious nonfiction, fiction, poetry, alternative

Student Press Law Center conflicts, controversies affecting legal rights of the student press [P]

SunDryed Affairs an online nonfiction magazine

Symmetry Pebbles poetry


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Take 5 on Film weekly program looking at current films, local film festivals, and DVDs [A]

Talus or Scree [P]

TED "Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers" [V]

TeleRead Bring the E-Books Home

Tell Us A Story Stories about true things

textsound online audio publication [A]

Thin Air Video Poetry DVD Archive Beat Generation, NY School, Avantgarde, Contemporary Spoken Word [V] community literary website

Tiferet Talk blogtalk radio show for TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature [P]

Tin House monthly showcase of craft lectures, author readings, interviews, and more [P]

tinywords haiku, poetry

Trickhouse poetry, prose, visual art, video, sound, interviews

throughthe3rdeye reviews, interviews, and poetry by Michigan poets

Trop criticism, interviews, essays, podcasts, poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Truck n. a self-propelled vehicle for carrying goods

Turks Head Review fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, music, video

Two Words Center for the Art of Translation [A]


U - V - W
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Untitled, with Passengers poetry

Utne Magazine UtneCast interviews with visionary thinkers, authors, activists, and artists [P]

Verity La (Australia) Be Brave

VIDA Women in Literary Arts

Virtual Memories Show monthly podcast about books with author interviews [P] audio poetry through voicemail

The Volta multimedia project of poetry, criticism, poetics, video, conversation, interviews

Weekly Hubris Progressive International Commentary

The Weekly Reader 20-minute interview show [P]

WhiskeyPaper Drink Words.

Wild Violet poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, reviews, interviews

WIPs Works (of fiction) in Progress

Wired for Books Don Swaim's CBS one-one interviews with writers [A]

WOW! Women On Writing

Web Del Sol

The Whistling Fire An open forum where fresh voices can share creative works in progress.

A Word on Words [A]

Wordrunner eChapbooks

Wordslingers live radio for poetry and the conversations and culture it ignites [A]

WordSmitten Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, emerging writers, literary agents, editors [P]

Words to Go showcase for up-and-coming writers [P]

Words Without Borders

Work Stew a collection of Essays and Interviews

Write the Book interviews with authors, editors, publishers, and others of interest [P]

The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor [P]

Writers and Company [P][A]

The Writers' Block KQED weekly reading series [P]

Writers on Writing [P]


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Yale Press arts, letters, ideas, history, and everything else on our authors' minds [P]

Zouch Magazine

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3:AM Magazine interviews, fiction, poetry, music, criticism, nonfiction

3 Quarks Daily

92Y [A][V]

100 Word Story prose poetry, prose, essays, interviews, photo stories

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