Discounted & Gift Literary Magazine Subscriptions

Literary Magazine Covers with red holiday bows

This holiday season, give the gift of literary journals—to yourself or someone you love—with these subscription discounts and deals.


After Dinner Conversation

Purchase a one-year digital subscription to After Dinner Conversation for $4.95—a $20 discount—with the code CLMP.



American Chordata

To receive 20% off any order from American Chordata, use the code GIVING20 at checkout.



American Short Fiction

Domestic, one-year subscriptions to American Short Fiction are currently $30—a $6 discount from the usual price, with the code ASFCHEER23 at checkout.



Broken Pencil

With the code ZINEGIFT, readers can receive a print and digital subscription to Broken Pencil for $16—discounted 35% from the usual price. In addition, subscribers will receive a digital coloring book and online access to 25 years of zines.



The Common

Through its gift subscription program, The Common makes it easy to give a year of reading as a gift—with $30 print, $16 digital, and $36 print-and-digital gift subscriptions.



december Magazine

With a 20% holiday discount, a one-year gift subscription to december is currently $16; readers who purchase three or more gift subscriptions will get a fourth for themselves for free.



The Fabulist Words & Art

Through January 3, The Fabulist is offering two chapbooks for the price of one in its bookstore—as well as two months free with an annual or gift subscription—with the code EMAIL50.



The Hopkins Review

Through December 31, all subscriptions to and issues of The Hopkins Review are 30% off using the code THRPUBPARTY1223 at checkout from Hopkins Press. In addition, the magazine is offering personalized holiday gift subscriptions (including a digital broadside and a special note for the recipient) through Submittable, with the 30% December discount already applied.



The Kenyon Review

Until January 7, The Kenyon Review is offering $10 off a one-year subscription with the code HOLIDAY23 at checkout. Both the digital and print-and-digital subscription types come with complete online access to the most recent issues and the rest of the magazine’s digitized archive; print-plus-digital subscriptions include four print issues for $36.



LIBER: A Feminist Review

LIBER: A Feminist Review is offering a half-price gift bundle for $49.95, through which a three-issue bundle will be sent to the recipient initially, followed by a fourth issue in January.



Los Angeles Review of Books

A $100 gift membership to the Los Angeles Review of Books includes an annual subscription to its print magazine, LARB Quarterly; access to the LARB archive; discounts with its independent bookstore partners; 10% off all LARB merchandise; access to members-only events; and a limited-edition tote.



New England Review

Through December 20, New England Review is offering one-year print subscriptions for $29 and e-book subscriptions for $26. Alternatively, e-book subscriptions purchased or renewed through December 18 at the regular price ($30 for one year and $55 for two) come with a free New England Review x InterOcean Studio letterpress broadside showcasing the poem “Visit” by Max Sessner, translated by Francesca Bell, from Issue 44.1.



One Story

Gift subscriptions to One Story are discounted to $20 through the new year. A one-year subscription comes with a card to your loved one and includes twelve monthly issues, each featuring a single short story.



Oxford American

During the holiday season, Oxford American is offering a two-year subscription for $39—usually the price of one. Subscribers will receive eight issues in total and can choose to begin their subscription with the Winter 2023 Ballads Issue or the forthcoming Spring 2024 Art Issue.



The Paris Review

The Paris Review is currently offering $15 off all gift subscriptions—including a one-year domestic subscription for $44 and one-year international subscriptions for $49-59.This offer is valid through December 31.



Passager Journal

Two-year subscriptions to Passager Journal are discounted 20% throughout the holidays, to $46. The discount is applied automatically at checkout.



Poetry Magazine

For a limited time, Poetry Magazine is offering a buy-one, get-one-free subscription promotion: When purchasing a $35 domestic or $59 international one-year subscription, readers will receive a second subscription to designate as a gift. In addition to ten print issues, each subscription includes access to current and archival digital editions of Poetry as well as podcasts and audio recordings of poems. Each additional subscription is also discounted to $17.50.



Poetry South

Poetry South is offering one-year subscriptions for $8—a 20% discount from its usual price—as well as additional savings on multi-year subscriptions.



Ponder Review

Through January 1, readers can purchase single issues of Ponder Review for $10 and one-year subscriptions for $18.



Riddle Fence

Riddle Fence, which publishes four issues per year, is currently offering a buy-one, get-one-half-price subscription discount. For $75 in Canada and $100 in the US, subscribers will receive two one-year subscriptions—one to keep and one to give as a gift.



SmokeLong Quarterly

Registration for SmokeLong Quarterly‘s The Smokey Winter Fête—a series of webinars, readings, open mics, and more—is discounted to $49 until the end of the year. Registrants also receive four entries into the SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction.



Southern Humanities Review

Southern Humanities Review is offering two specials for the holiday season. For $20, readers can purchase a surprise bundle of three back issues or a Witness Prize bundle of three back issues featuring previous winners, runners-up, and finalists of the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. First-time subscriptions to Southern Humanities Review are also only $29 at this time.




This holiday season, ZYZZYVA is offering a $42, three-issue gift subscription, delivered to your recipient with a handsome gift card. Subscriptions include full access to ZYZZYVA Studio, which features new interviews, craft talks, poetry, prose, and more every month.