Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Print vs. Online

This really isn't about that, at least not in any conclusive way. I mostly aim to publish my longer work in print and shorter work online. That's not any kind of a judgment on my part; it's just where those pieces seem to me to fit best. Since I've been working "long" lately, I haven't been publishing much on line. But I know that there are lots of very fine online publications--more, in fact, than I can keep up with.

Which is why I wanted to mention two websites that keep up with those online magazines so I don't have to. The first is one I've just heard about -- Fiction Daily. Fiction Daily (which looks suspiciously like Andrew's Book Club) is an aggregator, of sorts:
It’s hard to know where to go, what to read, or why. FictionDaily’s goal is to help aggregate and organize this sea of new literature. We try to make it accessible to readers who want to see what literature is up to. We aim to help others find the pulse of literature.
In addition to snippets of new stories in online magazines, with links, Fiction Daily includes a list of links to a lot of online resources, including magazines.

The second one is something I've mentioned before: Five Star Literary Stories. Five Star invites the editors of online magazines to nominate a story and then finds a reviewer for that story, giving exposure to the magazine, the author, and the reviewer all at the same time. Very nice.

There are no doubt other sites that help promote online literature. I'd love to hear from readers if you know of others.


Jana McBurney-Lin said...

I'm amazed--always-- by how much you keep up with everything. I've still got a pile of magazines waiting to be read...nevermind thinking about the internet.:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip, Cliff!

David Backer said...

Hey Cliff,

Thanks for the mention of FictionDaily on this post. Hopefully it continues to be useful. (And it does look strangely like Andrew's Book Club. Also like the blog for the great journal "Brevity." DePo Masthead is popular, I guess.)

Keep in touch!

--David Backer
Editor, FictionDaily

Clifford Garstang said...

Heh, yes it's a nice clean template! I guess I only mentioned ABC because I'd just been reading it . . .

T. J. Forrester said...

Cliff, thanks for the timely mention. I updated the site yesterday. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Dark Sky Magazine (www.darkskymagazine) has lately been running articles on Recommended Reading from Online Magazines. Their selections seem to be of high quality.

Clifford Garstang said...

Thanks for the tip, Anon. Here's a link to one entry in DSM's Recommended Reading series.