Welcome to my Substack!

What is it?

Lit Mag News is a resource for all things lit mag.

Readers receive a bi-weekly newsletter with all the latest goings-on in the world of literary magazines. As a subscriber you will learn about new magazines, calls for submissions, contests, job and fellowship opportunities, grant opportunities, trends in lit mag publishing, as well as controversies, scams, and the occasional smidge of lit mag gossip.

You’ll also get updates about my latest editor interviews. This is where I speak with journal editors live on zoom. These events are open for all to attend and ask questions. Check out past interviews here, featuring the Editors of Creative Nonfiction, Santa Monica Review, Story Magazine, Foglifter, SmokeLong Quarterly and many more.

Subscribers also receive weekly columns covering the ins and outs of lit mag publishing, written by writers, readers and editors around the world.

And, our weekend discussion threads open up conversations among our readers about lit mags, publishing, writing, revision, motivation and more.

Who made this thing?

Me! Hi! It’s me! Becky Tuch. I’m a fiction and nonfiction writer, instructor, editor and mom, based in Philadelphia, PA. In 2008 I launched The Review Review, a website dedicated to reviews of lit mags, interviews with journal editors, publishing advice for writers and a database of over 1k literary magazines. The Review Review was listed for seven consecutive years in Writer’s Digest’s list of 101 Best Websites for Writers. In 2019, I sold the site to Gonzaga University, which carries on the site’s mission as a teaching tool for students. You can learn more about me here.

You can read more about my history writing about lit mags here.

What’s the deal with paid subscriptions?

As a paying subscriber, you can participate in our Lit Mag Reading Club.

You will also get tons of bonus support and information.

Wondering how to narrow the market of lit mags to find the places just right for you? Not sure what goes in a cover letter? You’ll love our monthly Submissions Q & A sessions, where you can show up and ask any questions you have about the submitting and publishing process.

You will also be invited to attend our monthly Submissions Study Hall sessions. This is a chunk of time each month where you commit to researching lit mags and sending your work out for publication. You’ll work independently yet surrounded by others ready to encourage you and help you meet your submission goals.

Paid subscribers also have access to every single article on the site. These include lists of markets for your work, ideas on submission strategy, advice from journal editors, and more.

Becoming a paying subscriber will also allow you to access past discussion threads, leave comments, ask questions, meet people and join the community.

Additionally, paid subscriptions help keep this site running and ensure that every writer who contributes content to this site receives financial compensation. Your support is appreciated.

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