Lit Mag Adoption Program

Lit Mag Adoption Program for Creative Writing Students


Thank you to all publishers and professors who've participated in Lit Mag Adoption!

Lit Mag Adoption will take a brief hiatus while we make some changes to our website. Stay tuned for a new and improved Lit Mag Adoption portal, coming soon!


Most poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction by emerging writers first finds its way into print through literary magazines, yet few student writers actively engage with the spectrum of magazines published today. By integrating literary magazines into course curricula and providing opportunities for one-on-one interaction between literary magazine publishers and creative writing students (a key component of the program), the Lit Mag Adoption Program promotes a generation of new writers that are also active readers and productive members of the larger literary community.

How it Works

The Lit Mag Adoption Program for Creative Writing Students allows undergraduate and graduate creative writing professors to include literary magazines in their courses. Students receive discounted, 1-year subscriptions for selected literary magazines (professors receive a free "desk-copy" subscription). Each participating class will receive at least two issues of the magazine during the semester. In addition, classes will have direct interaction with the magazine publisher/editor through a virtual (or in-person where local) "One-on-One" chat session.

Participating Magazines

Click on a title to visit the magazine's website. NOTE: course adoption subscriptions can ONLY be ordered through this site- NOT on the magazine's web site.

A Public Space
Alaska Quarterly Review
Antioch Review
Beloit Poetry Journal
Broadsided Press
Colorado Review
Creative Nonfiction
Kenyon Review
New England Review
Ninth Letter
One Story
One Teen Story
Rain Taxi Review of Books
River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative
The Blotter
The Cafˇ Review
The Chattahoochee Review
The Common
The Fiddlehead
The Georgia Review
The Literary Review
The Oxford American
Tin House
Virginia Quarterly Review
Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream
Willow Springs

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