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Spreading the Literary Love

A while back, Austin Kleon [1], author of Steal Like an Artist [2], was on KUT [3], 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 andĀ 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 [4]
The Austin Review [5]
The Believer [6]
Better [7]
Black Warrior Review [8]
Cincinnati Review [10]
The Collagist [11]
The Common [12]
Crazyhorse [13]
Daily Science Fiction [14]
Defunct [15]
Denver Quarterly [16]
Draft: The Journal of Process [17]
Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading [18]
EPOCH [19]
Five Chapters [20]
Foxing Quarterly [21]
Glimmer Train [22]
Gigantic [23]
Guernica [25]
Gulf Coast [26]
Harper’s [27]
Hayden’s Ferry Review [28]
Hobart [29]
Indiana Review [30]
Johnny America [31]
The Journal [32]
Juked [33]
Kenyon Review [34]
Los Angeles Review of Books [35]
Memorious [36]
Mid-American Review [37]
Mississippi Review [38]
TheĀ Missouri Review [39]
Mojo [40]
NANO Fiction [41]
The Nervous Breakdown [42]
Pacifica Literary Review [43]
N+1 [44]
New Delta Review [45]
New England Review [46]
The New Yorker [47]
One Story [48]
Paper Darts [49]
PANK [50]
Paris Review [51]
Ploughshares [52]
Quarterly West [53]
The Rumpus [54] & Letters in the Mail [55]
Salt Hill [56]
Smokelong Quarterly [57]
StoryQuarterly [58]
Sundog Lit [59]
Sycamore Review [60]
Tin House [61]
Wag’s Revue [62]
Words Without Borders [63]
Zoetrope: All Story [64]

Don’t see your favorite on the list and think we should get to reading it? Let us know on Twitter [65] or Facebook [66] 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.