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Published August 15, 2013
Okay so by now it should really be "picks of the month." There haven't been any of these posts in a while, but that's really just because there was a lull where we didn't receive many new issues in the mail. But rest assured; NewPages went on vacation for a week, and I returned to find 2 large bins of litmags! So let me cease my rambling; I present you with my top picks/pics for this week:

New Orleans Review


Green Mountains Review


Cimarron Review



Published July 19, 2013
Wow! I guess last week's litmag covers were well loved by others too; the post was our top viewed post this month. Here are some more for this week:


Booth's print issue number 5 not only contains great content, but it also features the cover art Fillmore by Kevin Cyr.







 Seneca Review's cover is Bulbouscarcinotopia by Mary A. Johnson: red and yellow beet dye, concord grapes, pomegranate, acetone photograph transfer, colored pencil, digitally altered photographs and ink, 2013.






 Notre Dame Review's front cover art is The Storm, oil on canvas, 2011, by Alex Gross.
Published July 12, 2013
Continuing on the with tradition, here are this week's covers that caught my eye from literary magazines that came in this week:


Versal, with the line "A Journal is a Fish," has the cover of a dead fish: "We've never chosen an image that so compellingly captures the work within an issue," writes the editor.



Willow Springs Fall 2013 issue features Madly in Love by Joan Snyder done with oil, acrylic, herbs, fabric on linen, in 2003.





Image's Spring 2013 cover features Anselm Kiefer's Book with Wings, 1992-94, made with lead, tin, and steel.


Published July 05, 2013
You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but it doesn't mean the cover can't be appealing. Here are a few magazines that came in this week that made me stop to think, say "wow," or simply announce to my coworkers, "Hey, check out this cover!"

Here's this week's picks:

Knock's Greed Issue


Subtropics
Published June 21, 2013
You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but it doesn't mean the cover can't be appealing. Here are a few magazines that came in this week that made me stop to think, say "wow," or simply announce to my coworkers, "Hey, check out this cover!"

Here's this week's picks:

Parcel

 
Indiana Review

The Chattahoochee Review

Published June 07, 2013
You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but it doesn't mean the cover can't be appealing. Here are a few magazines that came in this week that made me stop to think, say "wow," or simply announce to my coworkers, "Hey, check out this cover!"



Mississippi Review's Summer 2013 cover




Ecotone's Issue 15 cover



Sterling Number 4 cover
Published May 31, 2013
You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but it doesn't mean the cover can't be appealing. Here are a few magazines that came in this week that made me stop to think, say "wow," or simply announce to my coworkers, "Hey, check out this cover!"


I simply had to include both the front and back cover of the volume 10 year of Ninth Letter. The cover perfectly captures the quirky and fun issue, filled with all sorts of goodies. Plus: cat. Meow.




Well, actually I have to include both the front and back of AGNI also. Here are the details: Fabio D'Aroma, Retrochrionica, 2011, oil on canvas, 30" x 56"





















And I guess while I'm at it, I should include the front and back of Beloit Poetry Journal as well. This was actually Casey's pick, but I have to agree with him here.


Published May 24, 2013
You shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but it doesn't mean the cover can't be appealing. Here are a few magazines that came in this week that made me stop to think, say "wow," or simply announce to my coworkers, "Hey, check out this cover!"

Main Street Rag's new cover features a hallway, and at the end, there is an exit sign, pointing left and a sign below indicating poetry is to the right (pointing, of course, to where you must open the journal). Which way will you choose?


Gulf Coast's "Issues" cover features a selection of books of issues: Oversharing, Essay Tests, Abandonment Issues, God Complex, Drug Issues, Control Issues, and, largest and dead center, Mom Issues.


The Southern Review's cover features a library, taken over by disaster, with the dome of the ceiling ripped out to reveal a beautiful skyline.
Published January 31, 2013
Toad Suck Review's third issue comes with a pair of 3D glasses. Why? Well because the cover, of a shark and a toad, jumps out in 3D. "I messed around with Photoshop and a tutorial on YouTube, and this is the result," says Editor-in-Chief Mark Spitzer. "Thank you, thank you, I am also amazed and amused."

He goes on, "More importantly, though, is what these images happen to frame, particularly our flagship piece, 'Underground in Amerigo.' This is a monumental lost work by Edward Abbey, which even the most seasoned scholars of the Master Monkeywrencher (aka, Cactus Ed, the Father of the Modern Environmental Movement, etc.) don't know jack about. . ."

Contributors to this issue include Gary Snyder, Lew Welch, Ed Sanders, Gerald Locklin, Antler, Jean Genet, Jesse Glass, Rex Rose, Molly Kat, Skip Fox, Tyrone Jaeger, Sandy Longhorn, Dennis Humphrey, Mark Jackson, Chris Shipman, Andrew Hill, Just Kibbe, Drea Kato, C. Prozac, Ben McClendon, and more.
Published June 19, 2012
In addition to having a stunning cover - "Ragnarok'n'Roll" by Jen Mundy - the newest issue of Indiana Review (34.1) features the winner of the 2011 Indiana Review Fiction Prize: "Mud Child" by Becky Adnot-Haynes; and the winner of the 2011 Indiana Review 1/2 K Prize (entrants limited to 500 words): "When You Look Away, the World" by Corey Van Landingham.
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