This year I have been posting about literary magazines–not reviewing them, exactly, but for my own edification attempting to describe the kind of fiction those magazines publish. (See previous posts in the Year of the LitMag series.)
But there are a few websites that take a more serious approach to reviewing literary magazines, and I thought I’d mention them in case anyone reading these posts doesn’t know about them.
The first that I knew about was New Pages. New Pages is a terrific resource–for contests, book reviews, lists of markets, and more–including their regular reviews of magazines. Very useful stuff. There’s so much there, in fact, you’ll want to explore and bookmark the site.
Then about a year ago, I guess, I became aware of The Review Review. I love it. This magazine is focused and also includes tips and editor interviews. (They did a review of Prime Number Magazine not long ago.)
And then there’s Luna Park Review. I’d heard of Luna Park, but I didn’t really take the time to look at it closely until they started ReTweeting my YLM posts. It turns out, though, that it’s all about literary magazines. I love it!
So please read all of these other sites for great information on literary magazines. I’ll continue to post my own take on magazines, just because I’ve got huge stacks of them and the project keeps me motivated to plow through them. But at the same time, I’m reading what these other folks have to say.
[And, by the way, if you know of other sites that do something similar, please leave a comment with the name. Thanks!]