Friday, December 30, 2011

2012: The Year of the Lit Mag

What if we declared 2012 to be the year of the Lit Mag? For years I have been subscribing to a lot of literary magazines. Currently I have many piles of them on the floor in my office, most of them unread. In the last week alone, 5 more have have arrived, so there's a new stack growing on the corner of my desk.

This won't necessarily solve the problem of where to put all these magazines, but one of my resolutions for 2012 is to do a better job of reading the magazines that come in. I know the publishers appreciate my subscription, but I think they'd also like me to read the darn things.

So here's what I plan to do. In 2012, you'll be seeing a lot more discussions of literary magazines on this blog. I probably won't be able to do daily posts, but I'll try to do Lit Mag posts a couple of times a week. If you are the editor of a magazine and want me to feature yours, leave a comment or send me an email. If you're an online magazine, I'll try to do the same. Or, if you're a reader of Lit Mags and would like to do a guest blog on a magazine you like, let me know.

Stay tuned for 2012: The Year of the Lit Mag!


Sybil said...

Cliff, that sounds great--looking forward to your posts in 2012.

Mark Danowsky said...

Cliff - I'm also looking forward to your posts on lit mags. Since you mention it, I would be interested in a guest post. Please contact me if you're interested in discussing this possibility in further detail.

Happy New Year!

Clifford Garstang said...

First YotLM post will be tomorrow, 1/1/12.

Mark, I'm interested. Email me at (Basically, pick an issue of any magazine and write what you want about it, mostly positive.)

Don said...

I've been thinking that I should do that too. I try to keep a couple subscriptions running at all times although I've fallen a bit behind in my reading of late. I'll happily offer up a guest post if you care for one.

Clifford Garstang said...

Sure, that's great. Shoot me something whenever you want: