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Magazine Stand :: Bellvue Literary Review – 46

The newest issue of Bellevue Literary Review (46) features the 2024 BLR Prize Winners:

Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, Judge Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Winner: Stray Gods by Shastri Akella
Honorable Mention: Childe by William Klein

Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction, Judge Edgar Gomez
Winner: Anticipatory Grief by Misty Kiwak Jacobs
Honorable Mention: Officium by Siobhan McKenna

John and Eileen Allman Prize for Poetry, Judge Melissa Lozada-Oliva
Winner: Dementia Unit for John Glenn by Amy Rothschild
Honorable Mention: It Has Nothing to Do with Argentina by Carolene Kurien

Other contributors to this issue include fiction by Tennessee Hill, Jonathan Strysko, Adriana Golden, Grace Glass, Rashmi Patel, and Peter Kessler; nonfiction by Erin Van Rheenen, Zoë Sprankle, and Nicki Porter; and poetry by Cynthia Marie Hoffman, J.A. Holm, Amy Ralston Seife, Judith Harris, Chelsea Kerwin, Bruce Bond, Seth Peterson, Lisa Dordal, Scott Frey, Megan Maier, Rachel Yinger, Deborah Bayer, Purvi Shah, Judith Fox, Bethany F. Brengan, and Olivia Olson, with a Foreword by Doris W. Cheng.

Lit Mag Covers :: Picks of the Week – March 25, 2024

Lit Mag Covers: Picks of the Week recognizes cover art and designs for literary magazines, whether in print or online. These are chosen solely at the discretion of the Editor. Enjoy!

“Milwaukee’s leading literary journal devoted to publishing memorable and energetic pieces that push the boundaries of writing,” the newest issue of Cream City Review (47.2) features Lauren Bennett’s work, Sails, Scales, and Dreams.

Founded in 1987 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Spring 2024 issue of Birmingham Poetry Review features Materia Poetica White, I by poet and artist Debora Greger on the cover.

This second issue of Changing Skies is available to read free online and focuses on “Writing Through the Climate Crisis.” Cover art: Soiled by Deborah Ajilore.

Magazine Stand :: New England Review – 45.1

Readers of the Spring 2024 New England Review (45.1) will enjoy striking prose by Debra Spark, K. R. Mullins, Noah Marcel Sudarsky, and Imad Rahman, gripping poetry by Rob Colgate, Lisa Russ Spaar, Tianyi, and Grady Chambers, fresh translations from the Marathi, Old English, and Russian, and much more. Cover art by Timothy Cummings of Corrales, New Mexico. Subscribers can choose print and/or digital editions, single copies are available for purchase, and a sneak preview of every issue is available free online.

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: Still Point Arts Quarterly – Spring 2024

Coffee, Tea, Cocoa is the theme of the spring 2024 issue of Still Point Arts Quarterly, featuring art and photography, fiction and non-fiction, and poetry. Widely praised for its rich and valuable content and splendid presentation. Intended for artists, writers, nature lovers, seekers, and enthusiasts of all types.

Contributing writers to this issue include Vivien Zielin, Carole Greenfield, Anne Seymour, Diane Funston, Sheree K. Nielsen, Richard LeBlond, Gloria Heffernan, Cathy Fiorello, Nadia M. Wisley, Okakura-Kakuzo, Christie Taylor, Wendy Kennar, Rebekah Cotton, Caleigh Cassidy, Alison F. Jennings, Chrysanthemum Crenshaw, Martin Willitts Jr., Katherine Quevedo, Michael Pikna, Sheree K. Nielsen, Mitchell Near, Linea Jantz, Sabine Baring-Gould, Susanne von Rennenkampff, and Susan Wolbarst. Contributing artists include Sheree K. Nielsen, GJ Gillespie, Chris Hero, Frantisek Strouhal, MJ Edwards, Laurie Goodhart, Norma Sadler, Carolyn Schlam, and Diana Cole.

Magazine Stand :: Blink Ink – #55

Money. Blink Ink #55 asks, “Is it the root of all evil or a reward for solving problems? If you build a better mousetrap will money beat a path to your door?” Joan Rivers said, “Money isn’t the key to happiness but I always figured that with enough money, you could have a key made.” Contributors sent their best, unpublished stories of approximately 50 words about Money to fill the pages of this issue, including Lisa K. Buchanan, Ben Roth, Lisa Marie Lopez, John-Ivan Palmer, Howie Good, Westwood Diehl, Kathryn Shuff, Karen Crawford, Obaditan Oluwakorede, and more.

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: Humana Obscura – Spring 2024

The Spring 2024 issue of Humana Obscura features poetry, prose, and art by 87 new, emerging, and established contributors from around the globe, as well as interviews with poet Djana Kolaj and artists Rosemary H. Williams and Flick. Among the contributors for this issue: Jocelyn Ulevicus, Deb Baker, Lauren Carson, Sally Anderson Boström, Kristine Narvida, Ed Meek, E. D. Watson, Gabriel Welsch, Rachel Orta, Walt McLaughling, Zak Schafer, Stephanie Hanlon, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Amy Ratto Parks, Anna Lueck, Diane Elam, Abby Harding, Mary Anne Abdo, Pauline Le Bel, Eileen Begley, Melissa Laussmann, Jennifer Collins, Jocelyn Elizabeth, Tianming Zhou, Carrie Carter, Cristina Chaidez, Christie Gardiner, Ian Wells, Susanne Wurlitzer, Alison Reed, Elissa Greenwald, Jennifer Miller, Debbie Strange, Libby Saylor, Judith Rayl, William Ryan, Kimber Devaney, John Nizalowski, Kathryn P. Haydon, Katie Busick, Allison C. Macy-Steines, and Susan Ksiezopolski.

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: Iowa Review – Fall 2023

In the Fall 2023 issue of The Iowa Review, readers encounter a broken oven, bad friends, EMTs, a sulking room, breast cancer, claw machines, and more with fiction by Hannah P. Thurman, Sophia Emmons-Bell, Emily Kiernan, Amber Blaeser-Wardzala, James Whorton Jr., and Alanna Schubach; poetry by Felicia Zamora, Kate DeLay, K. Avvirin Berlin, Chloe Martinez, Mag Gabbert, Dorsey Craft, Cindy Juyoung Ok, Jessica Greenbaum, Eric Roy, Steve Langan, Shelby Handler, and David Gorin; and nonfiction by Joseph Holt, Katherine Zlabek, Sean Bernard, Jason Sepac, Joshua Unikel, Lesley Jenike, Tan Tuck Ming, and Matthew J. C. Clark. Also featured is Jason Sepac’s visual essay “Polaroid Automatic 104 Land Camera.”

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Lit Mag Covers :: Picks of the Week – March 11, 2024

Lit Mag Covers: Picks of the Week recognizes cover art and designs for literary magazines, whether in print or online. These are chosen solely at the discretion of the Editor. Enjoy!

Hailing from the great north of British Columbia, Canada, EVENT has been publishing for over 50 years, keeping the flame burning brightly! Cover art: “Creatures in the Flames” by Ben von Jagow.

Lake Effect: An International Literary Journal is a publication of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. This captivating cover features art by Aidong Ning and design by AJ Noyes.

Luna Station Quarterly invites readers to “the greatest show in speculative literature” with this enticing cover image, It Can’t See Me by Hannah Elizabeth. Available in print or digital formats.


Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: The Baltimore Review – Winter 2024

This Winter 2024 issue includes the winners of The Baltimore Review’s winter contests selected by Judge Marion Winik: Eileen Frankel Tomarchio for flash fiction; Sasha Wade for prose poem; and Elizabeth J. Wenger for flash creative nonfiction.

Readers can also enjoy the full regular content, including poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction by Christopher Blackman, Mike Cooper, Elizabeth DeKok, Derek Dirckx, Jessica Hammack, Kirsten Imani Kasai, Sophie Klahr, Derek Maiolo, Franz Jørgen Neumann, Bob Ostertag, Terrance Owens, Hayden Saunier, Eileen Frankel Tomarchio, Sasha Wade, and Elizabeth J. Wenger.

Many contributors also provide notes about their work, as well as audio recordings. All issues of The Baltimore Review back to Winter 2012 can be read online at no cost, and content from the online issues is also published in annual print compilations. Founded in 1996, The Baltimore Review showcases writers from Baltimore, across the U.S., and beyond.

Magazine Stand :: The Lake – March 2024

The March issue of The Lake online journal of poetry and poetics is now available, featuring Arvilla Fee, George Franklin, Lorraine Gibson, David Illich, J. D. Isip, Matthew Johnson, Tom Kelly, Craig Kirchner, Ted McCarthy, Marian Kaplun Shapiro, J. R. Solonche. Readers can also enjoy book reviews of Hannah Stone’s The Invisible Worm and Philip Metre’s Fugitive Refugee.

The Lake‘s “One Poem Reviews” feature allows poets to share a single poem from a current collection for readers to sample. This month spotlights Marion McCready and Kelly Sargent.

Also included in this issue is “A Tribute to Louise Glϋck” by Cathy Porter, in which she writes, “I believe Glϋck always thought there was more to say, even if it wasn’t ‘pretty.’ She was grit and soul, the real stuff. And in the ‘real’ stuff she managed to find herself and persevere.”

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

New Magazines February 2024

If you can’t name more than a handful of quality literary magazines, it’s time for you to expand your experience! Check out the February 2024 New & Noted Literary & Alternative Magazine titles received here at NewPages.com!

Each month we offer readers a round-up of new issues with content information for our featured publications. The newest in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, artwork, photography, media, contest winners, and so much more!

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed here or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay the most up-to-date on all things literary!

Magazine Stand :: World Literature Today – Mar/Apr 2024

“Writing the Polycrisis” headlines the March/April 2024 issue of World Literature Today with a cover illustration by Edel Rodriguez and content showcasing contributions by nine writers, mainly from the Global South. Additional highlights include a conversation with Tsotsil filmmaker María Sojob, Mai Al-Nakib’s booklist devoted to Palestinian women writers in translation, and a moving tribute to Sandra Day O’Connor. Noteworthy interviews with Bora Chung (South Korea) and Patrícia Melo (Brazil), creative nonfiction by Erica N. Cardwell, and a book review section brimming with trending must-reads also enliven the issue, making it your latest passport to the best new reading from around the world.

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: bioStories – 13.1

The newest issue of bioStories (13.1) features twenty new essays, including three of their 2023 Pushcart Prize nominees. Featured writers in this issue include Andrea Abbot, Dina Alvarez, Michelle Cacho-Negrete, Sally Carton, Yoon Chung, Madison Christian, Phil Cummings, Ria Parody Erlich, Cathy Fiorello, Lynne Golodner, Maria Hewett, Brian Huba, Pamela Kaye, Joshua David Laine, Sydney Lea, Julie Lockhart, Alli Mancz, Anthony J. Mohr, and Paolo Paciucci. Cover art is by another of the featured writers, Bradley Wester.

The majority of the creative nonfiction in this issue is in the form of personal narratives exploring everything from an Irish report on COVID isolation to journeys into the natural world and from a doctor’s experience with a young patient at the outset of the AIDS crisis to sustaining the camouflage required as a young gay man in a Catholic High School in 1969. All of bioStories’ content is free and accessible to read online.

New Magazines February 2024

While February is letting us know that it is, indeed, still winter, this makes it a great time to curl up with some new issues of literary magazines, doesn’t it? Don’t know where to start? Check out our updated New & Noted Literary & Alternative Magazines received during the month of February.

Each month we offer readers a round-up of new issues with content information for our featured publications. The newest in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, artwork, photography, media, contest winners, and so much more!

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed here or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay the most up-to-date on all things literary!

Magazine Stand :: december – 34.2

The newest issue of december features poetry by Jennifer Atkinson, Tyler Barton, Allisa Cherry, Dante Di Stefano, Jordan Escobar, Scott Frey, Albert Goldbarth, Tami Haaland, Hunter Hodkinson, Catherine Howl, Greg Jensen, Patrick Kindig, Christine Kwon, Winshen Liu, Shannan Mann, Kate Miano, Kylan Rice, Natalie Louise Tombasco, Donna Vorreyer, Laval Williams, John Sibley Williams, and James K. Zimmerman; fiction by Tamas Dobozy, JB Hwang, Erin MacNair, Ed McBride, Sean Theodore Stewart, Stephen Tuttle, and Christine Waresak; nonfiction by Gary Belsky, Chelsea Catherine, and Allen M. Price; and art by Jessica Diamond and Kyle Kogut with cover art by Mary Lou Zelazny, The Poet (2022).

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: River Heron Review- 7.1

The February 2024 (7.1) issue of River Heron Review online poetry journal features works by Bethany Bowman, Cheryl Waitkevich, Hayden Saunier, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, K.Lipschutz, John A. Romagna, Shannon K. Winston, Julie Murphy, Kathy Nelson, Autumn Newman, Jen Stein, Tamara Kreutz, Martha Silano, Candice M. Kelsey, Emma Bolden, Darcy Smith, Tom Farr, Jane McKinley, and an interview with Rebecca Brock. Also included in this issue are works by 2023 River Heron Editors’ Prize Winner Amanda Hayden and Finalists Nico Sica, Patricia Wallace, and Emma Wynn.

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Lit Mag Covers :: Picks of the Week – February 26, 2024

Travis D. Roberson‘s watercolor and oil on paper Feline at Sunset adorns the cover of issue 38 of Radar Poetry 38, an online journal of poetry and artwork.

Fatal Flaw December 2023 issue cover image

Themed “Witness,” this December 2023 issue of Fatal Flaw, an online literary and art magazine, features the work of Bristol UK-based illustrator, designer, and animator Alex Dimond.

Qu contemporary literary magazine from Queens University of Charlotte Winter 2024 features cover art by Thao Stovesand. Available in print with excerpts online, this issue includes “On Agenting” by Fred Leebron in The Writing Life section.


Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: Rogue Agent – February 2024

The February 2024 online open-access issue of Rogue Agent features poetry and artwork that investigates the question: “What is it like to live in the body?” Contributors to the newest issue (with an excerpt from each) include Shloka Shankar (“Lanterns / glow brightly on a summer night, looking / for something you could sing but you don’t.”), Denise Alden (“Imagine quaffing thirteen beers in an evening then popping / up like a daisy the next morning.”), Melanie McCabe (“The tongue abides, sibilant / as ever in its wise tree. I let it beguile.”), Trystan Popish (“on days like this, I do not contain / organs, bones, or veins, / but a body of water, coursing with currents / I can’t control”), Horus Balogh-Zanin (“The first scars on my skin the tiny homes of other living creatures.”), Justin Vicari (“Men sometimes lead two lives. I knew this from an early age.”), Melissa Fite Johnson (“Each year, I decide to forget. Each year, I can’t.”), Xiaoly Li (“It was your thirst / that could not be doused.”), Jeannine Hall Gailey (“Fifty is the year a woman changes from waif to wolf, / from virgin to witch.”), and Michele Sharpe (“My future snaps like a rusted latch / and hasp. I live happily severed after.”). Rogue Agent publishes new content monthly with submissions open year-round.

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

New Lit on the Block :: Postcard

Who doesn’t love getting a postcard in the mail? Especially one with contemporary art and poetry and no pithy guilt about not being somewhere else. Postcard is the brainchild of Editor-in-Chief and Designer David Wojciechowski who was initially interested in making broadsides but fell in love with the smaller, more economical postcard.

“I thought it was a funky idea for a literary magazine to be printed in that form,” Wojciechowski says. “Then I began thinking about the postcards, the poems, being sent through the mail. I loved the idea of people sending a poem to a friend—not just a link to a poem, but a physical object they can tape over their desk or wherever they need it. I also have this image in my head of a mail carrier stopping to read a poem; that image kind of motivated me to keep going with the idea.”

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New Lit on the Block :: ONLY POEMS

ONLY POEMS. You might think that says it all, but the name is only the beginning of this new online startup that curates a Poet of the Week every Sunday as well as a Poem of the Month for Substack.

ONLY POEMS was founded by Shannan Mann and Karan Kapoor as a way to honor the literary community they are both an integral part of – “the true fire of which,” Mann states, “is stoked by lit mags. Both Karan and I are writers who submit a lot. We wanted to give back in some way, to create a unique platform for poetry, which is an ecosystem we are most familiar with.”

The unique platform of ONLY POEMS includes a Poet of the Week series which shines the spotlight on a poet’s oeuvre of work (“or a small beautiful sample of it”) by publishing 3-10 poems by the same poet. “ONLY POEMS also features a detailed interview with the poet,” Mann explains, “which includes conversations around their work, the poetry world at large, and anything else a life of letters might conjure for them.

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New Magazines January 2024

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So many lit mags, so little time! Save time and energy by checking out the January 2024 New & Noted Literary & Alternative Magazine titles received here at NewPages.com!

Each month we offer readers a round-up of new issues with content information for our featured publications. The newest in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, artwork, photography, media, contest winners, and so much more!

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed here or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay the most up-to-date on all things literary!

Lit Mag Covers :: Picks of the Week – February 12, 2024

Lit Mag Covers: Picks of the Week recognizes cover art and designs for literary magazines, whether in print or online. These are chosen solely at the discretion of the Editor. Enjoy!

A journal dedicated to the arts from Fairmont State University, this newest issue (#50) of Kestrel features In the Garden of Grace and Chaos, photography by Jj D’Onofrio, on the cover.

Published by the University of Findlay, the 2023 issue of Slippery Elm Literary Journal cover features lush and mesmerizing photography by Don Patty.

lazy dork working (from the series “Confinement”) a 2020 acrylic painting by Émilie Gleason is a humorous cover invitation for readers to enjoy the Spring 2024 issue of Epoch, edited by students and faculty of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, in Cornell University’s Department of Literatures in English.


Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: The Lake – Feburary 2024

The February 2024 issue of The Lake is now online featuring Bharti Bansal, Mark Belair, Frances Boyle, Bob Bradshaw, Lynn Hoggard, Laura Celise Lippman, Niall Machin, Beth McDonough, Ruby Hansen Murray, Michael Salcman, Alison Stone, Stephen Wing. The Lake also includes reviews of poetry collections, this month taking a look at Pippa Little’s Time Begins to Hurt, Dorothy Wall’s Catalogue of Surprises, and Maurice Manning’s Snakedoctor. “One Poem Review” offers poets the opportunity to share a poem from a recently published book, with Melanie Hyo-In Han giving readers a sample with “My Dear Yeast.”

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: Salamander – 57

Salamander Issue #57 features the winners of the 2023 Fiction Contest, selected by Kirstin Valdez Quade: “Come Tomorrow” by Nina Sudhakar and “Americanos” by A.J. Rodriguez. Stories from Kasia Merrill, Ashlee Lhamon, Sue McMillan, and Steph Grossman are haunting and suspenseful; Creative Nonfiction from Andrea Gregory, Laura McPherson, and Julie Marie Wade explores disability, loss, and sexuality. Issue 57 features an art portfolio by Shane Allison and a wide range of poetry from Ginny Threefoot, Anna Laura Reeve, Beth Oast Williams, Javier Sandoval, Darren C. Demaree, Tola Sylvan, Joan Kwon Glass, Maryam Ghafoor, and Rita Mookerjee, among many others.

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: The Writing Disorder – Winter 2023/24

The winter 2023/24 issue of The Writing Disorder features all-new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. Is it possible to read 100 books in a year? Visit The Writing Disorder online and read CL Glanzing’s article and find out.

While you’re there, check out these new works of fiction by talented authors: “The Angels Are Leaving, The Angels Are Leaving” by Gaurav Bhalla; “Embarrassment upon Humiliation upon Mortification in My Intern Year” by Christine Benton Criswell; “Nothing Better to Do” by Tom Eubanks; “Dad Stuff” by Toni Kochensparger; “Self Portrait by the Thing Within” by Clayton McMIllan; “The Longer View” by Patrick Parks; “Puppy” by Ruth Rotkowkitz; and “Doomsday” by Anastasia White.

Poets featured in this issue include Duane Anderson, Lawrence Bridges, Annette Gagliardi, Elizabeth Morse, Frederick Pollack, Charlotte Suttee, and Michal Zielinski.

Nonfiction lovers, in addition to Glanzing’s article, can enjoy “Tangled by Blood: Book Review” by Lisa C. Peterson; “Some Peace” by Rita Plush; and “Proper Posture” by Angela Townsend. And finally, our featured artist is Kevin Nance, whose winter-themed photographs are breathtaking.

New Lit on the Block :: Philly Chapbook Poetry Review

Philly Poetry Chapbook Review is a new venture focusing on – you guessed it – reviews of poetry chapbooks – but also quite a bit more. Readers of the site can expect to find short book reviews, long-form single-book reviews, long-form multi-book essays, craft essays on poetry and chapbooks, interview-driven author features, and weekly updates of poetry books.

Publishing six online issues each year, Editor Aiden Hunt prefers to “keep the publication lively and flexible,” so new content is released on a weekly, rolling schedule.

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Magazine Stand :: The Missouri Review – Winter 2023

The Missouri Review Winter 2023 (46.4) is themed “Family Affairs.” Inside, readers will find work from the winners of the 2023 Perkoff Prize, new fiction from Elisa Faison, Robert Long Foreman, Stef Pixner, and Amanda Rea; new poetry from Virginia Konchan and Christine Marshall; and new nonfiction from Adam Boggon. Also: features on Robert Henri and Eva Tanguay; an omnibus review of four memoirs of parents from Cynthia Miller Coffel, and Michael Piafsky’s interview with Andrew Leland, author of The Country of the Blind: A Memoir at the End of Sight, named one of the best books of the year by the New Yorker, Washington Post, Atlantic, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and Lithub.

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: The Main Street Rag – Winter 2024

The Main Street Rag Winter 2024features an interview with poet Anne M. Kaylor by Kim Blum-Hyclak, followed by “Stories & Such” by Mark Brazaitis, Jan English Leary, John Mauk, Randy F. Nelson, Jessi Waugh, and a hefty selection of poetry by Anne M. Kaylor, Johnny Cordova, Chris Dahl, Adam Day, Richard Band, Morrow Dowdle, Gary Fincke, Bonnie Stanard, Chapman Hood Frazier, Tony Gloeggler, Diane Gottlieb, Alessio Zanelli, Dennis Herrell, Michael P. Hill, Dana Kinsey, Tom Laichas, Linda Lerner, Donald Levering, George Longenecker, Daniel Edward Moore, John Nizalowski, Hayden Nielander, Beth Paulson, Alexandria Peary, Scott Owens, Jason Ryberg, Richard Rubin, T. Parker Sanborn, William Snyder, George Staley, Rob Vance, Jessi Waugh, Frederick Wilbur, Dede Wilson, and Erin Wilson.

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: The MacGuffin – Fall 2023

The MacGuffin Fall 2023 (vol. 39.2) issue welcomes a familiar name to the masthead’s editor slot: Brett M. Griffiths. Readers will remember Brett as a Poetry Staffer, and this issue’s diverse poetry selections should give a sense of this, from Angie Macri’s elegiac “The rain suddenly silver over the diamond,” to Rebecca Foust’s trio of Orwellian poems to, MacGuffin fan-favorite Joey Lew’s contemplative closing poem, “Holding Pattern.” The opening and closing stories follow the magazine’s recent bend toward narrative experimentation, with J. Grace’s Brautigan-esque “My Father Was a Serious Man” and the deconstructed narrative of Chris Wiberg’s “Multilateration” serving as prime examples.

Find out more about many of these titles with our Guide to Literary Magazines and our Big List of Literary Magazines and Big List of Alternative Magazines. If you are a publication looking to be listed in our monthly roundup or featured on our blog and social media, please contact us.

Magazine Stand :: Blue Collar Review – Fall 2023

Blue Collar Review editor’s note opens the Fall 2023 publication: “This issue emerges in maddening times. As I write this, the Israeli slaughter of Palestinians, triggered by a brutal uprising of oppressed desperation, continues in Gaza as well as in the occupied West Bank with avid support and weapons supplied by our country’s leaders. [. . . ]

“Some poems in this issue struggle with whether our protests and resistance even matter in the face of overwhelming odds and the stubbornly deaf power of the corrupt monstrosity of our seemingly insane ruling class. They affirm, based in our own working class history, as well as continuing labor victories, that it absolutely does matter; that we lose when we give in to hopelessness, cynicism or the cultivated division that isolates and disempowers us. Given the impending climate catastrophe, the danger of growing wars and of nuclear war that threatens our existence, we, like Palestinians, have no choice but to struggle for our own survival against the same entrenched, corporate militarized power. [. . . ]

“We remain grateful for your support, for the strong words and poetry sent and to be able to continue publishing in spite of rising prices and postal rates. As a poem by Cathy Porter notes, ‘Poetry can’t solve a damn thing / but readers can / And we must.'”

Magazine Stand :: Sky Island Journal – Winter 2024

Sky Island Journal’s stunning 27th issue (Winter 2024) features poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction from contributors around the globe. Accomplished, well-established authors are published—side by side—with fresh, emerging voices. Readers are provided with a powerful, focused literary experience that transports them: one that challenges them intellectually and moves them emotionally. Always free to access, and always free from advertising, discover what over 150,000 readers in 150 countries, and over 800 contributors in 50 countries, already know: the finest new writing can be found where the desert meets the mountains.

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Magazine Stand :: Southern Humanities Review – 56.4

Southern Humanities Review issue 56.4 is full of water. A poem about renaming rivers. The story of a flight that ends in the ocean. An essay following boats full of refugees, landing in different countries, in different years. Themes of motherhood and mothers’ bodies are also woven throughout. This issue features poetry by Abdulkareem Abdulkareem, Terry Belew, Anders Carlson-Wee, Jackie Chicalese, Aliyah Cotton, Brandel France de Bravo, Trey Moody, Robert Okaji, Emily Oliver, Doug Ramspeck, Cheyenne Taylor, Alex Tretbar, Lindsey Wayland, and RL Wheeler. Nonfiction contributors include Chris Campanioni and Jennifer Taylor-Skinner. Fiction by Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Areej Quraishi, M.C. Schmidt, and Rachel Talbot. The abstract cover, Stairway to Heaven, 2023, is from Nora Kelly. Some content can be read online, and individual copies, as well as subscriptions, are available on the Southern Humanities Review website.

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New Lit on the Block :: Where The Meadows Reside

Where The Meadows Reside greets us this new year with its open-access, online seasonal quarterly publication of poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, hybrid, artwork, and audio. Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief Meadow Sherif is a literary artist whose name you might think was the inspiration for the publication, but its inception is much more than that.

“I’ve always been intrigued by the liminality of the world,” Sherif says, “particularly in Augé’s non-places, though even beyond when I could ever put a name to it. Where The Meadows Reside is endlessness, an inevitability. I find the relationship between humanity and endlessness very enduring.

“We are constantly in our own fields — filled with moments like wildflowers, meadows. Though it seems as though there is a conflict between our external fields — our world in revolution around work, survival. So, in a world that revolves around endlessness and necessity, it seems as though what remains of the world – land – suddenly, endlessness with purpose.

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Magazine Stand :: Kaleidoscope – Winter/Spring 2024

Kaleidoscope magazine publishes work that creatively explores the experience of disability through literature and the fine arts. In issue 88 several authors share ways they’re mastering the art of living with disability as an essential element of a creatively crafted life.

In the featured essay, “The Tree That Reminds Me,” author Rhonda Zimlich runs, and with every stride, she pushes her body, clears her mind, and denies the disease within. When she runs in her neighborhood she passes a tree that has been damaged by a lightning strike. MS has ravaged the bark of her nerves, leaving her scarred and exposed, just like the tree, and this kinship with the deciduous maple causes her to reflect on her existence.

Dave Wisniewski is the featured artist. He is a legally blind painter whose canvases depict larger-than-life characters from the Wild West. In addition to the features mentioned here, Kaleidoscope hopes readers will enjoy the work of these contributors: Aisha Ashraf, Kelsie Bennett, Cynthia Bernard, Tim Campbell, William Cass, Amy DeBellis, Stacie Eirich, Nancy J. Fagan, Connie Harold, Waylon Henggeler, Carrie Hinton, Claire Ibarra, Hareendran Kallinkeel, Danielle Krikorian, Geri Lipschultz, Emmy D. Wells, Jordan Wilson-Dalzell, and Ellen Zhang.

Lit Mag Covers :: Picks of the Week – January 22, 2024

Lit Mag Covers: Picks of the Week recognizes cover art and designs for literary magazines, whether in print or online. These are chosen solely at the discretion of the Editor. Enjoy!

Ponder Review is a student-run publication of the MFA program at Mississippi University for Women publishes fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short plays, new media, and visual art twice a year. Cover art: “Near Future” by Lila Byrne.

The Ear from Irvine Valley College has been publishing poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography annually since 1982 and can be read in print or online. This thought-provoking cover image is Synthesis of Man and Nature by Brennan Roach.

Subtropics: The Literary Journal of the University of Florida Summer/Fall 2023 issue cover image is In the Parco Piersanti Mattarella (Giardino inglese), Palermo (2022), photograph by Mark Mitchell.


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Magazine Stand :: The Kenyon Review – Winter 2024

The Winter 2024 issue of The Kenyon Review includes an essay by Carrie Cogan, the winner of the 2023 Kenyon Review Nonfiction Contest, selected by Leslie Jamison; work by the 2021 Kenyon Review Developmental Editing Fellows, Allison Albino, Emily Stoddard, and Jane Walton; poetry by Sara Abou Rashed, Sarah Ghazal Ali, David Joez Villaverde, and Kim Garcia; fiction by K-Ming Chang, Melissa Yancy, and Brian Ma; nonfiction by Oz Johnson and Sarah Minor; and much more. The cover art is by DARNstudio, which consists of Ron Norsworthy and David Anthone.

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Magazine Stand :: Kaleidoscope Podcast – Episode 5

Kaleidoscope: The Art and Language of Inclusion has launched episode five of its podcast. Focusing on issue 87 of the same-named Kaleidoscope magazine, this episode aims to lift the words from the pages to present them to an audience through a different perspective.

Join host Nick deCourville as he explores the ties that bind. In life, we experience many connections. Whether this is connections to our family, to our friends, or to ourselves, these ties help keep us tethered to reality. However, some ties can also keep us connected from that which we are trying to escape. Ties can help provide security and comfort, but it can also be far too easy to become entangled in our binds. Ties can keep us connected, yet somehow separate us.

This episode focuses on these ties and their impact on others with readings from Roly Andrews, Shanan Ballam, Caitlin C. Baker, Susan Whiting Kemp, Ujjvala Bagal Rahn, Robert Douglas Friedman, Margaret D. Stetz, Rebecca Brothers, Melanie Reitzel, Kate Robinson, Ellis Elliot, Shelly Jones, Connie Buckmaster, Marya Summers, and Benjamin Decter. Listen today and reflect on the ties that bind you.

New Lit on the Block :: 7th-Circle Pyrite

“Literary and artistic contributions to the journal are the beauty crafted in a hateful and violent world,” is how Founder and Editor in Chief Keiraj M. Gillis describes 7th-Circle Pyrite, an online bi-monthly of spirituality/religion, occult, horror, gothic, paranormal, mythology/folklore, and fantasy in all genres of writing and artwork. “My goal in starting the journal was – and always will be – to provide safety for writers and artists,” Gillis says, and “to be a refuge from the prevailing values in the literary world that have the potential to dismantle creatives’ confidence.”

A published author in gothic and spiritual poetry as well as a teacher, trainer, and IT grad, Gillis explains, “The themes supported by 7th-Circle Pyrite are very close to me. I have explored horror in its many forms as both a reader and writer, and have consistently been a student of religion, with involvement in everything from Christianity to Satanism. I’m an astrologer as well, and very much enjoy connecting with those who aren’t afraid to acknowledge that there may be ‘worlds beyond’ what we see.”

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Magazine Stand :: Superpresent – Winter 2024

Provocations/Instigations is the theme for Superpresent Winter 2024 issue, which is most fitting since “provocation and instigation is really what the artists and writers do,” says Editor Kevin Clement. “Some the contributors instigate and provoke, others point out when it’s being done to us.”

The issue contains new works by well-lauded writers like Nick Flynn, David Kirby, and Duncan Forbes. There is also much to consider in the other contributions, like “Under Some Auspices (In Advance of a Broken State),” Shaun Griffiths’ 53-second video made in response to the Trump-led crimes of insurrection and treason on January 6th. The work comments on the instigations and provocations of the far right and its dependence on empty gestures. “Pop Out,” by Abaine Campbell-Gardner borrows from Willem de Kooning’s Women paintings, but radically morphs its iconography by adding a phallus and removing a face.

Sometimes form itself can be the provocation, as in the work of David Felix or that of Michael Webster. While some instigations rely on words leading to action, sometimes unexpected actions lead to the most meaningful words; “Words Will Come,” by Frances Gaudiano is an extraordinary case in point.

Magazine Stand :: Still Point Arts Quarterly – Winter 2023

Still Point Arts Quarterly is a truly beautiful and engaging art and literary journal. “Living with Art” is the theme of the winter 2023 issue, which features historical and contemporary art and photography, fiction and non-fiction, and poetry. Still Point Arts Quarterly has been praised for its rich content as well as its splendid layout and design and is intended for artists, nature lovers, seekers, and enthusiasts of all types. A subscription to the interactive digital edition is free, and print editions may be purchased by subscription or single issue.

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Lit Mag Covers :: Picks of the Week – January 8, 2024

Lit Mag Covers: Picks of the Week recognizes cover art and designs for literary magazines, whether in print or online. These are chosen solely at the discretion of the Editor. Enjoy!

Arc Poetry Fall 2023 guest edited by Therese Estacion is themed “Disability Desirability” with cover image by Sharona Franklin.

Salmagundi Magazine is an international quarterly magazine of politics, culture, literature, and the arts published at Skidmore College, and this Fall/Winter 2024 issue features a column on bees by Lauren K. Watel, thus the cool bee cover image, itself a color scheme nod to Edward Gorey.

Poetry South is published annually by the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Mississippi University for Women. The 2023 issue cover image, “Winter Trees” (no photographer credit), invites a moment of peaceful reflection before turning the first page.


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Magazine Stand :: The Lake – January 2024

The January 2024 issue of The Lake, a journal of poetry and poetics, is now online featuring C. J. Anderson-Wu, Michael Flanagan, Tamsin Flower, Jenny Hockey, Norton Hodges, Jill Michelle, Richard Robbins, Sharon Whitehill, Kenton K. Yee. Readers will also enjoy reviews of Andrew Epstein’s The Cambridge Introduction to American Poetry since 1945, Patrick Woodcock’s Farhang Book One, Helen Ivory’s Wunderkammer, J. R. Solonche’s The Eglantine. The Lake’s “One Poem Review” feature invites readers to sample work from Jen Karetnick’s newest collection, Inheritance with a High Error Rate.

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Magazine Stand :: The Shore – Issue 20

The Shore celebrates its 5th Anniversary with Issue 20 just in time for the season of reflection and introspection. These poems offer new ways to see the world accompanied by Susana Alcaraz’s visions of the world through a variety of art mediums. Poetry contributors include Sarah Barber, JP Dancing Bear, Tara Westmoor, Sarah Mills, Jane Zwart, Justin Howerton, Doug Rampseck, Zea Pippi Lotte van der Elsken, David Dodd Lee, Erinola E Daranijo, Allison Field Bell, Mickie Kennedy, Romana Iorga, Melanie H Manuel, Abbie Kiefer, Anna Pele, Kelle Groom, Drew Buxton, Philip Jason, James King, Grace Marie Liu, Osieka Osinimu Alao, Jane Satterfield, Rachel Becker, Caitlyn Curran, Agnieszka Tworek, Austin Allen James, Dorothy Lune, Milla van der Have, Kasey Jueds, Josh Luckenbach, Amanda Maret Scharf & Hannah Smith, Kathleen Winter, Alastair Morrison, Taylor Franson-Thiel, Seth Copeland, Ned Balbo and Constance Hansen.

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Magazine Stand :: New England Review – 44.4

New England Review 44.4 cover image

New England Review 44.4 features fresh prose by Subraj Singh, Angie Romines, A. J. Rodriguez, and Isabelle Appleton, provoking poetry by Alison Thumel, Dāshaun Washington, Gerardo Pacheco Matus, Deborah Golub, and Sean Cho A., captivating translations from the Korean, Spanish, and French, and much more. Writers, you won’t want to miss the Editor’s Note by Fiction Editor Ernest McLeod, which opens, “Can we retire the term slush pile?” Cover art: Hospital Fantasy by Jeff Gibbons.

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Magazine Stand :: Spoon River Poetry Review – Winter 2023

Spoon River Poetry Review (SRPR) is a volunteer-based, nonprofit poetry journal housed at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, and operated by the Spoon River Poetry Association. With cover art by Kitty F. Davies, the SRPR Illinois Poet Feature includes poetry by Edgar Garcia and an interview of the poet by Jose-Luis Moctezuma. Readers can also enjoy the Editors’ Prize winning poem, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Dead Fish” by Marissa Davis, selected by Jonah Mixon-Webster, as well as a runner-up poem by Ricardo de la Cruz II, and honorable mention poems by Linda Stern Zisquit, Bruce Bond, and Veronica Schorr. There is also new poetry by Sarah A. Etlinger, Jonah Bornstein, Artur Grabowski translated by Charles S. Kraszewski, Sandra S. McRae, Ivy Schweitzer, and more!

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Magazine Stand :: Cool Beans Lit – Winter 2023

This winter 2023 issue of Cool Beans Lit is themed “A Light in the Dark.” It showcases the writing and art of talented creators expressing their way out of the shadows either through nature, other worlds, modern technology, family relationships, personal struggles, or mental illness. The pieces are striking and eclectic yet all support the notion that our strength lies in the resiliency of the human spirit. Featured authors include Gina M. Angelone, Corinne Harrison, Kelly Sargent, Bernard Pearson, Brad Shurmantine, and Tom Squitieri. Artists include Anna Maeve, China Lamont, Sheldon Kleeman, and Zoe Stanek. This issue is sure to provide a warm light to your own path this winter season.

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New Lit on the Block :: Zhagaram Literary Magazine

Publishing twice a year as a free downloadable PDF, Zhagaram Literary Magazine was founded to create a literary magazine of Indian origin that publishes international work. “In Tamizh, one of the oldest languages,” Editor Suchita Senthil Kumar explains of the publication’s name, “Zhagaram is a word that refers to a sound. The zh sound is pronounced as ɻ and is a reflex approximant (not the zz sound although it is written that way. The ɻ is a sound resembling an L and R sound together). Zhagaram is the word that refers to this zh sound.

“We aim at publishing work that explores the human condition through the lens of culture, heritage, and language,” Kumar says. “Thus, Zhagaram aims to be a creative space accessible to writers of marginalized communities, giving them an international platform to express their voices. At the same time, we are also open to submissions from international writers, which makes a magazine displaying a vast tapestry of cultures in our diverse publication.”

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Magazine Stand :: The Gettysburg Review – Final Issue

Due to Gettysburg College’s decision to close the Gettysburg Review, the final edition was made available for preorder only. Issue 35:1 features paintings by Michael Alvarez, fiction by Dariel Suarez, Leyna Krow, Leslie Pietrzyk, and others; essays by Marilyn Abildskov, Maura Lammers, Christina Pugh, and others; poetry by Natania Rosenfeld, Angie Estes, Virginia Konchan, Samyak Shertok, and others.

Editor’s Note: Our condolences and all due respect to the long history of editorial staff, writers, and readers who have loved and supported this publication since its debut in 1988. It is sad to witness such short-sighted decision-making by the administration, shuttering the college’s thirty-five-year reputation within the literary community and beyond.

Magazine Stand :: Blink-Ink – #54

Blink-Ink Issue #54 is themed “Family” and features 28 works of “approximately 50 words” each, including “When Baba Flew in from Florida” by Lois Villemarie, “When Relatives from the Cool Temperate Zone Visit” by Julie Dron, “The Corn is Angry” by Karen Walker, “Sisters” by Paul Beckman, “The Green Sofa” by Sarah Shum, “Hawk Logic” by Meg Pokrass, “LEGO City” by Caiti Quatmann, “Home for the Holiday” by Jeff Harvey, “My Family Jewels” by Catfish McDaris, “Blended Family” by Kathy Lynn Carroll, and “Gothic America” by Gay Degani. See the Blink-Ink website for subscription information as well as their 2023 Pushcart Prize Nominations.

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Magazine Stand :: December 2023

The December 2023 Magazine Stand features our monthly roundup of great new literary and alternative magazine titles we receive. You can find brief descriptions for many new magazine issues with a link to their blog post for more information. Grab a warm cuppa and settle in to enjoy some good reading. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay the most up-to-date on all things literary.

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