Spreading the Literary Love

A while back, Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist, was on KUT, our local NPR station, talking about how important it is to be engaged and active in your community of artists–whatever your creative pursuits. One quote of his that stuck with me was this: “You have to be a fan to have fans.” I liked the sentiment, although it did remind me of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl and this snippet of dialogue: “I’m just really active in the fandom.” / “What the fuck is ‘the fandom?'” Anyway, I asked everyone on our staff to share what lit mags (or lit mags-ish) they subscribe to, read when they can, or just discovered. Here’s the list:

American Reader
The Austin Review
The Believer
Better
Black Warrior Review
BLOOM
Cincinnati Review
The Collagist
The Common
Crazyhorse
Daily Science Fiction
Defunct
Denver Quarterly
Draft: The Journal of Process
Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading
EPOCH
Five Chapters
Foxing Quarterly
Glimmer Train
Gigantic
GRANTA
Guernica
Gulf Coast
Harper’s
Hayden’s Ferry Review
Hobart
Indiana Review
Johnny America
The Journal
Juked
Kenyon Review
Los Angeles Review of Books
Memorious
Mid-American Review
Mississippi Review
The Missouri Review
Mojo
NANO Fiction
The Nervous Breakdown
Pacifica Literary Review
N+1
New Delta Review
New England Review
The New Yorker
One Story
Paper Darts
PANK
Paris Review
Ploughshares
Quarterly West
The Rumpus & Letters in the Mail
Salt Hill
Smokelong Quarterly
StoryQuarterly
Sundog Lit
Sycamore Review
Tin House
Wag’s Revue
Words Without Borders
Zoetrope: All Story

Don’t see your favorite on the list and think we should get to reading it? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll check it out.

***One last note: This list could make you feel a little like this:

Just so you know, 17 people contributed to this list.

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