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Published March 13, 2008
Yet another shift from the blog to the site. The Lit Mag and Alt Mag Mailbag will be regularly updated on the NewPages.com site: NewPages Magazine Stand. This will include new issues of literary and alternative magazine recieved here at NewPages World Headquaters.

I will blog when new postings have been made to the Magazine Stand. The stand will include hotlinks, longer descriptions from NewPages sponsors, and a short note for all other mags. This will allow for more information to be included for each magazine, sometimes even sooner than the mags have it on their own web sites and sooner than in bookstores/libraries! Yes, we're that good sometimes...
Published March 10, 2008
Office Manager Plunders ‘Oxford American’ Magazine
By Edward Nawotka
Publishers Weekly
2/27/2008

The saga of the Oxford American magazine, which has twice ceased publication after financial setbacks, added yet another episode when earlier this month the magazine’s office manager was arrested after being accused of embezzling $30,000. The woman, Renae Maxwell, may face as much as 30 years in prison; she has been released on $15,000 bail and awaits trial.

“We’ve now found out she may have taken as much as $70,000,” said founder and editor Marc Smirnoff. “She’s left us with just $3,000 in the bank.”

He doesn’t believe restitution is an option. “I just don’t expect Renae has any of the money left: she bought cars, got a tattoo, spent it on a ‘sweet sixteen’ party for her daughter at the best hotel in town. Who knows, she might have even used the money she stole from us to pay for bail,” he said.

Originally established in 1992 in Oxford, Miss. with the assistance of John Grisham, Oxford became a widely respected showcase for Southern writing and went on to win numerous National Magazine Awards. When Grisham ended his support it closed for a year, was bought by At Home Media Group, based in Little Rock, Ark., and revived, but was shuttered again one year later. In 2004 the magazine was again re-launched, this time as a non-profit affiliated with the University of Central Arkansas, which put up the money to keep it going. The magazine has about 19,000 paid subscribers and a print run of 35,000 copies.

The new twist has made the resilient Smirnoff even more determined and, surprisingly, optimistic. “I’m confident that this year we’ll get an infusion of cash. I don’t know why, I just am,” he said. “Soon, I know we’ll be able to pay back the money the university loaned us and begin paying our writers better.” Publisher Ray Wittenberg concurred. “This has been a set-back, but not one that we can’t overcome,” he said.

Smirnoff said that despite the lack of ready cash, the quarterly magazine will ship its April issue on time. Other forthcoming editions will cover Southern film and the magazine’s popular music issue. In the fall, the University of Arkansas Press will publish The Oxford American Book of Great Music Writing, the second anthology to emerge from the magazine.
Published March 09, 2008
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Abraxas
46
2007
Irregular Print Schedule

Barrelhouse
Issue 5
2008
Biannual

Circumference
Poetry in Translation
Issue 6
Autumn 2007
Biannual

Cut Bank
68
Winter 2008
Biannual

The Dos Passos Review
Volume 4 Number 2
Fall 2007
Biannual

Fairy Tale Review
The Violet Issue
2007
Annual

Habitus
“Buenos Aires”
Number 3
Fall/Winter 2007
Biannual

Jubilat
14
2007
Biannual

Light: A Quarterly of Light Verse
Number 58
Autumn 2007

Lilies and Cannonballs Review
Volume 3 Number 2
2008
Biannual

Marginalia
Volume 3 Issue 2
Fall 2007
Annual

The New Quarterly
Number 105
Winter 2008

Northwest Review
Volume 46 Number 1
2008
Triannual
Published February 24, 2008
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Columbia Poetry Review
Number 20
Spring 2007
Annual

Forge
"little people opening things"
Volume 1 Issue 2
Winter 2007
Biannual

Greensboro Review
Number 83
Spring 2008
Biannual

Harpur Palate
Volume 7 Issue 2
Winter 2008
Biannual

International Poetry Review
Volume 33 Number 2
Fall 2007
Biannual

Manoa
A Pacific Journal of International Writing
"Maps of Reconciliation: Literature and the Ethical Imagination"
Edited by Frank Stewart and Barry Lopez
Volume 19 Number 2
Winter 2007
Biannual

The Missouri Review
"Fractured"
Volume 30 Number 4
Winter 2007
Quarterly

New South
(Formerly GSU Review)
Fall/Winter 2007
Biannual

Notre Dame Review
Number 25
Winter/Spring 2008
Biannual

One Story
“Beanball” by Ron Carlson
Issue Number 99 & 100
2007
Monthly

Pleiades
Volume 28 Number 1
2008
Biannual

Quick Fiction
Issue 12
Fall 2007
Biannual

Rock and Sling
A Journal of Literature, Art, and Faith
Volume 4 Issue 2
Winter 2008
Biannual

Salmagundi
Number 157
Winter 2008
Quarterly

Spinning Jenny
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2007

Sport Literate
Volume 5 Issue 1
2007
Biannual

Western Humanities Review
Volume 62 Number 1
Winter 2008
Biannual

Witness
"The Modern Writer as Witness"
Volume 21
2007
Annual

Zahir
A Journal of Speculative Fiction
Issue 15
Spring 2008
Triannual
Published February 21, 2008
"Just-launched Wigleaf features stories under 1000 words. Updating regularly (at least once a week), we hope to showcase the diverse possibilities of a genre we see as still in emergence. In our first four weeks, we've run work by Joe Wenderoth, Debora Kuan, Dawn Corrigan and Leah Browning, and Karyna McGlynn. Forthcoming are stories by Pedro Ponce and Pirooz Kalayeh. Stop by!"
Published February 16, 2008
Back last March, I commented on the incomplete web site for roger, an art & literary magazine, formerly Calliope (of Ampersand Press), but still based out of Roger Williams University. Jon Morris, Design & Promotions Editor, has let me know the site is now up and running, complete with subscription and submission guidelines. Give it a look-see.
Published February 13, 2008

iron_horse News from Iron Horse Literary Review:

In January, we'll begin publishing five slim chapbooks and an annual summer-read issue (a double-issue) instead of our usual, traditional two-issues-per-year. So our subscribers will receive the best fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photography we can find, packaged in beautiful books, every August, October, December, February, April, and May. And we'll be seeking the work from writers like you to fill our six new issues! AND we still pay our contributors: $100 per prose piece; $40 per poem.

Thematic and Open Issues

In addition to increasing the number of issues we produce, we'll be designating three of our annual six issues as special publications.

• HOLIDAY IRON HORSE: Once a year, we'll release a holiday Iron Horse, celebrating a designated holiday of our choosing, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc.

• NaPoMo IRON HORSE: Every year in April, we'll publish an issue in honor of National Poetry Month; it will contain poems by the most respected poets writing today and by
several up-and-coming poets who are starting to garner critical attention.

• SUMMER IRON HORSE: Every year in May, we'll release a summer issue, one that is slightly longer than the other five. It will contain some great prose and our annual book review section, featuring our editorial staffs summer read recommendations.

Finally, every year, we'll publish one or two additional thematic issues and one or two open issues: For example, in 2008, our February issue is a Valentine Issue (perfect to send to a loved one as a Valentine), and our August issue will feature manuscripts about school experiences, class reunions, teachers and students.

Email for themes and open issue information.

Discovered Voices Award

Each year, Iron Horse gives out three $100-prizes to graduate students currently enrolled in AWP-affiliated programs. These programs may nominate one poet (3-5 poems), one fiction writer (one story up to 20 pages), and one nonfiction writer (one essay up to 20 pages). We will select a winner from each genre. Applications must be accompanied by a letter from the program's director, and they should include the students' contact information and bio statements. Applications are due Feb. 15 of each year.

Published February 12, 2008
For information about these and many other quality literary magazines, click the links or visit The NewPages Guide to Literary Journals. Also visit the NewPages Literary Magazine Reviews for new reviews as well as an archive of past reviews.

Antioch Review
"Breaking the Rules"
Volume 66 Number 1
Winter 2008
Quarterly

Ascent
Volume 31 Number 1
Fall 2007
Triannual

Barn Owl Review
Number 1
2008
Annual

The Bloomsbury Review
Volume 28 Issue 1
Jan/Feb 2008
Bimonthly

Canteen
Issue 2
2008
Quarterly

Connecticut Review
"Underneath Story"
Volume 30 Number 2
Fall 2007
Biannual

Dirty Goat
18
2008
Biannual

ep;phany
"Derek Walcott, Elean Ferrante & much more"
Winter/Spring 2007-2008
Biannual

Fiddlehead
Number 234
Winter 2008
Quarterly

Glimmer TrainIssue 66
Spring 2008
Quarterly

Jabberwock Review
Volume 28 Number 2
Summer/Fall 2007
Biannual


The Journal of Ordinary Thought
"The Daily Grind"
Fall 2007
Quarterly

Kaleidoscope
"Life Stories II"
Number 56
Winter/Spring 2008
Biannual

Meridian
Issue 20
January 2008
Biannual

Michigan Quarterly Review
Volume 47 Number 1
Winter 2008
Quarterly

Natural Bridge
"The Temptation Issue"
Number 18
Fall 2007
Biannual

New Madrid
"Mexico in the Heartland: featuring The Mexican Mural Project"
Volume 3 Number 1
Winter 2008
Biannual

Salt Hill
20
Winter 2008
Biannual

The Yale Review
Volume 96 Number 1
January 2008
Quarterly
Published February 12, 2008
On February 11 AGNI launches the NEW, expanded AGNI Online. This will feature new, Web-only fiction, poetry, & essays twice monthly, with an archive of interviews, reviews, and much more.
Published February 10, 2008
Our lost luggage finally made it home, and I *finally* had time to sort through it all. This is only a fraction of those mags represented at AWP - given the bag/weight restrictions at the airport, we had to really limit ourselves this year...

For information about these and many other quality literary magazines, click the links or visit The NewPages Guide to Literary Journals. Also visit the NewPages Literary Magazine Reviews for new reviews as well as an archive of past reviews.

Broken Bridge Review
Volume 2
2007
Annual

Cannibal
Issue 3
Winter 2008

Copper Nickel
Issue 9
2007-2008
Biannual

Evansville Review
Volume 17
2007
Annual

Florida English
Volume 5
2007
Annual

Florida Review
Volume 32 Number 2
Fall 2007
Biannual

Forklift, Ohio
"A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety"
Number 18
2008
Biannual-ish

The Fourth River
Issue 4
Autumn 2007
Biannual

Grist
University of Tennessee
Issue 1
2008

Hobart
"Hobart in America" on one side
"Candian Hobart" on the flip side
(or vice versa)
Number 8,
Late 2007
Biannual

Juked
Issue Number 5
Winter 2007/2008

Measure
An Annual Review of Formal Poetry
Volume 2
2007
Annual

Mid-American Review
Volume 28 Number 1
2007
Biannual

Mikrokosmos
Volume 53
Spring 2007
Annual

Phoebe
Volume 37 Number 1
Spring 2008
Biannual

The Pinch
Volume 28 Issue 1
Spring 2008
Biannual

Smartish Pace
Issue 15
April 2008
Biannual

Tin House
The Dead of Winter
Volume 9 Number 2
Winter 2007
Quarterly

Turnrow
Volume 5 Number 2
Fall 2007
Biannual

The Tusculum Review
Volume 3
2007
Annual

Washington Square
Winter/Spring 2008
Biannual

Weber
The Contemporary West
(Formerly Weber Studies)
Volume 24 Number 2
Winter 2008
Biannual
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