Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Favorite Online Magazines?

Esquire Magazine's Book Blog recently included a post about Great Online Literary Magazines. It's a short list, given the one point three million magazines there are out there (give or take): Narrative, Flatmancrooked, Guernica, Anderbo, and Adirondack Review.

No doubt these magazines are all worthy, but I can think of many that are their equals, and I've been thinking it's time to start compiling a Perpetual Folly list of the best online magazines.

What magazines would you include on your list of favorites?

5 comments:

Ravi Mangla said...

I don’t think it’s a very good list. It sounds like she ran a quick Google search. Has Flatmancrooked even been around for a year?

If I was choosing the list I would have picked well-established, pure lit journals, with an even spread of fiction and poetry. (I like Guernica, but fiction/poetry isn’t the focus.) Maybe Night Train, elimae, Juked, Blackbird, failbetter…

hieu said...

Hi,
I'm from Vietnam and the online magazines are open doors for me to see what's going on in American Literature.

In my opinion, I think 2river, Jacket magazine, Action Yes and The Cafe Irreal should be in the list of top e-magazine. I also think of Archipelago but it appears no longer active.

Clifford Garstang said...

Ravi, thanks for the suggestions. I am going to build a list . . . soon.

Hieu, thanks for visiting. 2river and Jacket were both new to me, so thanks. Action,Yes is a puzzle but quite interesting. I don't know Archipelago at all . . .

Laura van den Berg said...

I love Blackbird, Narrative, Storyglossia, Hobart online, Agni online, Failbetter, elimae, Diagram, Freight Stories...and lots more I'm forgetting at the moment. I also think Memorious is pretty awesome, but I'm also biased, since I'm on staff. :)

Clifford Garstang said...

Heh. I like Memorious, too, and I'm not biased at all! Thanks for your input, Laura.