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, the Lit Mag Adoption Program promotes a generation of new writers that are also active readers and productive members of the larger literary community.
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. Each subscription starts with a recent issue sent soon after the start of the semester, and each subscriber will receive at least two issues of the magazine during the semester. Note: Fall 2017 subscribers must sign up by Sunday, September 17 for first issues to be shipped the following week.
In addition, classes with six or more students subscribing will also have direct interaction with the magazine publisher/editor through a virtual (or in-person where possible) “One-on-One” chat session. Professors also receive a free “desk copy” subscription when this threshold is met.
Here are the different ways to participate:
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.
What’s New? Community Building with Literary Magazines
By Kimiko Hahn
Literary Magazines: Gateway to Publishing Now
By David H. Lynn
Literary Magazines in Context: A Historical Perspective
By Carolyn Kuebler
Jen Acker (The Common), Martha Cooley, Minna Proctor (The Literary Review), Julian Zabalbeascoa (Ploughshares) and Ted Dodson (CLMP) dicuss how to integrate lit mags into course curricula and how providing opportunities for one-on-one interaction between lit mag publishers and creative writers promotes a new generation of active readers and productive members of the literary community. These professors and lit mag editor/publishers discuss their experiences bringing lit mags into the core of their teaching.