50+ Lit Mags for Book Reviews & Author Interviews
Trish Hopkinson's long list of lit mags looking for your next book review or interview
Welcome to the second installment of our new column on publishing tips. This column will appear every other Thursday. It is made up of contributions from Lit Mag News readers.
When we think about breaking into literary magazines, we typically think of publishing our fiction, nonfiction, poetry or hybrid works. But there are other avenues available to writers, and these are pages that many lit mag editors actively seek to have filled: book reviews and author interviews.
There is great satisfaction in bringing critical attention to literature you hope others will read and think about. Maybe it’s a debut poet. Perhaps it’s a writer whose work hasn’t gotten enough recognition. You might offer a unique perspective on a popular text, tying it to our socio-political moment in a way no one else has. If the work you review is published by an independent press, you’re doing a good service for that press and small presses in general, who often don’t get the wider coverage they deserve.
What’s more, reviewing books and interviewing writers will open doors to lit mags. Some of my earliest publications were reviews of short story collections and novels.
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