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Friday, April 3, 2009

It's that time of the month again, Tom said periodically.

Okay, between this headline and the drawing of the uterus two posts ago, it's getting a bit disturbing around here. But I digress.

Periodically Speaking is an actual event coming up on April 14th at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. It's sponsored by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, which ran the very excellent Literary Writers' Conference, which in November I was the youngest attendee in history (or at least that's how it felt). Of course, what else would this event choose to feature but literary magazines? Four new ones to be exact, along with a featured reader for each.

From Redivider, editor Joe Gallagher introduces fiction writer Rachel

Redivider is a journal based at Emerson College in Boston, Mass.

Cantor is a fiction writer from Philadelphia whose stories have appeared in the Paris Review, One Story, Ninth Letter, New England Review, Redivider, DoubleTake and elsewhere.

From Broken Bridge Review, editor Brad Davis introduces poet Dan Manchester.

Broken Bridge Review is a new journal for emerging writers and artists, based in Pomfret, Conn., and that began publishing in January 2009.

Manchester is a poet from Warwick, R.I., whose work has appeared in the Mississippi Review, Poet Lore, Good Foot Magazine, and Sentence.

From Canteen, editor Stephen Pierson introduces nonfiction writer
Justin Taylor.

Canteen is a literary journal based out of Brooklyn (woo) and describes itself as "a new take on the literary magazine" and "the literary magazine that comes with instructions." I assume one of these is "write good."

Taylor is a non-fiction (and fiction, and poetry -- apparently this guy does it all) writer who has edited the anthologies The Apocalypse Reader and Come Back, Donald Barthelme. His work has recently appeared in New York Tyrant, Paste, HTMLGiant, and The Agricultural Reader.

He also makes me very jealous.

New literary magazines are always great news for those of us constantly on the lookout for new places to submit our work. Which isn't to say that the chances that you'll get published are less infinitesimal than they were before, but at least you can go and try to figure out why. (Oh, the cynicism. Oh, the uteri).

CLMP Periodically Speaking Tuesday, April 14th, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library.

1 comment:

Dear Drunk Girl said...

hey, you linked to me! Sweet!

Hope to go to that biz at the library.

You should def come to the next craft on Draft, it'll be at 3rd Ward the first thursday in may.

write me if you want some Williamsburg zines!