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Welcome to the CLMP Directory of independent literary publishers, a digital resource and offspring of CLMP’s former annual print directory.

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Critical Read
  • Type of organization
    digital press
  • Phone
    (914) 617-8293
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Twitter, Facebook
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Critical Read was founded to help readers explore the cultural world. We tell the true stories behind works of the fine, literary and performing arts.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Natalie Axton
  • Focus
    We publish feature length stories about works of art and the personal stories of people engaged with art and art-making.
  • Submissions policy
    We accept pitches and submissions at any time. Writers can use our Submittable page. We have detailed writer guidelines available.
  • CLMP Member?
  • Number of Issues per Year
  • Average Page Views per Month
  • Average Unique Visitors per Month
  • If rolling content, how often is content updated?
    Five times per year
  • Publish Print Anthology?