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2020 Read Harder Challenge > #23: Read an edition of a literary magazine

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message 1: by Feyha (new)

Feyha Tejani | 6 comments Does Reader's Digest count?


message 2: by Judith (last edited Jan 29, 2020 09:52AM) (new)

Judith Rich | 84 comments For another challenge I did a few years back, I used material from Words Without Borders, who are well worth a look. https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/

Editing to add I've just read the January 2020 edition for this task.


message 4: by Feyha (new)

Feyha Tejani | 6 comments thank you Judith! I'll have a look


message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jessica_peter) | 60 comments I'm planning to try out reading one of the fantasy literary magazines - probably Uncanny magazine


message 6: by Stina (new)

Stina (stinalyn) | 177 comments I have several issues of The Missouri Review I keep meaning to read, so this will force me to get on that.


message 7: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 6 comments Brainpickings??


message 8: by April (last edited Jan 21, 2020 01:58PM) (new)

April Gray (graypeape) | 30 comments I'd say probably, leaning toward yes. It focuses on literature a lot. Book Riot includes Tor.com on their list of suggestions, and it's not exclusively about books.
ETA: this was supposed to be a reply to Kathy about Brainpickings, oops!


message 9: by Feyha (new)

Feyha Tejani | 6 comments April wrote: "I'd say probably, leaning toward yes. It focuses on literature a lot. Book Riot includes Tor.com on their list of suggestions, and it's not exclusively about books."

hey, are you talking about Brainpickings or Reader's Digest?


message 10: by Jason (new)

Jason Lilly (wolfdreamer) | 20 comments I'm reading Narrative Magazine. It's a free collection of amazing works of literature, including student works submitted for contests. Just go to https://www.narrativemagazine.com/ and create a free account for access.


message 11: by April (new)

April Gray (graypeape) | 30 comments Feyha wrote: "April wrote: "I'd say probably, leaning toward yes. It focuses on literature a lot. Book Riot includes Tor.com on their list of suggestions, and it's not exclusively about books."

hey, are you tal..."

Brainpickings- I thought I'd hit the reply on that, oops!


message 12: by Teresa (new)

Teresa | 356 comments I think I'm going to buy an edition of FIYAH, a quarterly
speculative fiction magazine
that features stories by and
about Black people of the
African Diaspora.


message 13: by Leslie Ann (last edited Jan 22, 2020 07:47AM) (new)

Leslie Ann (leslie_ann) | 151 comments I'm not sure Reader's Digest or Brainpickings are literary magazines because IIRC, the former collects articles from other magazines, and the latter contains reviews written by a single person.

In addition to Book Riot's suggestions (here and here), I found another article that highlights independent literary magazines: https://electricliterature.com/10-ind...

I'm personally going to read an edition of Stinging Fly or other Irish literary magazine because I enjoyed so many good contemporary Irish writers last year (Anne Griffin, Sally Rooney, Anna Burns).


message 14: by Kꌗꌗ (new)

Kꌗꌗ (thespoilerqueen) | 1 comments April wrote: "Feyha wrote: "April wrote: "I'd say probably, leaning toward yes. It focuses on literature a lot. Book Riot includes Tor.com on their list of suggestions, and it's not exclusively about books."

he..."
Ohhh this sounds interesting. I'mma have to look into this


message 15: by Rachelle (new)

Rachelle (rachellelangdon) | 4 comments Would The New Yorker be considered a literary magazine for this challenge? I want to read a physical magazine, and this is the one my library has.


message 16: by Lekeisha (new)

Lekeisha The Booknerd (lekeishathebooknerd) | 3 comments I'm going with Heart's Kiss magazine. I just so happened to win a copy last year and it focuses on romance from authors like Jayne Ann Krentz, Juliet Marillier, L. Penelope.....


message 17: by Bonnie G. (new)

Bonnie G. (narshkite) | 1353 comments Rachelle wrote: "Would The New Yorker be considered a literary magazine for this challenge? I want to read a physical magazine, and this is the one my library has."

Yes, The New Yorker is a literary magazine, as is The Atlantic


message 18: by Rachelle (new)

Rachelle (rachellelangdon) | 4 comments Bonnie G. wrote: "Rachelle wrote: "Would The New Yorker be considered a literary magazine for this challenge? I want to read a physical magazine, and this is the one my library has."

Yes, The New Yorker is a litera..."


Thanks!


message 19: by 〰️Beth〰️ (new)

〰️Beth〰️ (x1f4a0bethx1f4a0) I am going to be reading Frequencies: Volume 1 to volume 4 from Two Dollar Radio Press


message 20: by Juliet (last edited Jan 29, 2020 06:54AM) (new)

Juliet MacGregor | 5 comments Rachelle wrote: "Would The New Yorker be considered a literary magazine for this challenge? I want to read a physical magazine, and this is the one my library has."

I'm reading The New Yorker for this challenge. I am tempted though to read Uncanny also...


message 21: by Cindi (new)

Cindi (cindilm) Kindle Unlimited has editions of "Sucker" at no additional charge. I believe that fits this category?


message 22: by Amelia (new)

Amelia | 4 comments I am reading tinywords. It's haiku and other small poems.

https://tinywords.com/


message 23: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (bybibookgirl) | 88 comments I just bought issue 85 of Sinister Wisdom for this but am so frustrated to see that this particular issue isn't listed on Goodreads! Other issues are there, but not this one! I don't know what to do about that...


message 24: by Lea (new)

Lea (leasummer) | 19 comments I am so glad I read the Book Riot piece and the suggestion to check out your college's lit mag. I did and really enjoyed it. It had a lot of good art and poetry and a short story or two. It made me feel connected to my alma mater. So I recommend this to anyone else. Or you can check out mine - The Prism at Oregon State University, go Beavs!


message 25: by KLC (new)

KLC (klc_w) | 8 comments Just read a digital issue of Pank magazine. I found it through a Google search and didn't know anything about it beforehand. Not my cup of tea, but there were a couple of good submissions.


message 26: by Channell (new)

Channell (channellcwalker) | 1 comments I read the Cleveland literary magazine, Gordon Square Review. Loved it!


message 27: by Eric (new)

Eric | 20 comments I read an issue of Oxford American.

https://www.oxfordamerican.org/

The magazine focuses on issues of the American South, and one issue a year focuses on Southern music. To read an entire issue, go to https://www.oxfordamerican.org/magazine .


message 28: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 6 comments I checked out the Rumpus!


message 29: by Johann (new)

Johann Stark | 2 comments I read an issue of Uncanny and have since gotten very into some other lit mags through Weightless Books. Super happy this was a challenge this year.


message 30: by Octavia (new)

Octavia Cade | 129 comments I read Blast No. 2 - War Number, edited by Wyndham Lewis for this, published back in 1914. It was an extremely short-lived literary magazine, only running two issues. I read the first some time ago and it was alright, but this - with the exception of the very interesting artwork - was dreadful. Pompous, unintelligible rubbish. I do not recommend.


message 31: by Risa (new)

Risa (risa116) | 24 comments Amelia wrote: "I am reading tinywords. It's haiku and other small poems.

https://tinywords.com/"


Terrific suggestion! Though I didn't love most of the poems in the "issue" I read, there actually were a few gems, and it was a very easy read.


message 32: by Westiegirl (new)

Westiegirl | 36 comments I read Room (Literature, Art, and Feminism Since 1975) 41.4. I have to admit this was my 1st time to read an edition of a literary magazine so it was a new experience for me (which is what makes reading challenges fun).


message 33: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Williams | 44 comments I have enjoyed listening to and reading Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 94. You can find the issues online, and they are always looking for new "citizens." (It is sci-fi / fantasy). After looking at the other options, I believe I'll be asking for McSweeny's Quarterly for Christmas. What a fun magazine to look forward to!


message 34: by Virginia (new)

Virginia (dogdaysinaz) | 27 comments I read Breathe, a collection of short stories. It was a collaboration between Tor and FIYAH and is available (free) here:
https://www.tor.com/series/breathe-fi...
Breathe FIYAH by Brent Lambert


message 35: by Tamsin (new)

Tamsin Parke | 11 comments I read Blak Brow (The Blak Women's Edition) of The Lifted Brow (#40) https://www.theliftedbrow.com/


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