New York, NY (January 29, 2024)—More than 20 members of the Community of Literary Magazines & Presses (CLMP) have participated in a new, fully searchable digital showcase developed in partnership with publishing solutions provider Exact Editions. The showcase, which is available via Exact Editions and on CLMP’s website for the rest of 2024, is a celebration of literary magazines with rich histories spanning more than two decades.
The long-standing magazines in this prestigious group, which includes Oxford American, the American Poetry Review, and Ploughshares, have each contributed one recent magazine issue to the showcase, offering readers an opportunity to delve into recent work from a diverse range of literary powerhouses.
The showcase is powered by the Exact Editions platform, which displays each issue side by side and neatly organized into alphabetical order. The advanced search function enables key words to be located within individual issues or the whole showcase at the click of a button, while linked contents pages and an alternative plain-text site allow for easy navigation and accessibility.
CLMP’s Executive Director, Mary Gannon, commented: “This showcase of stalwart journals reinforces the strength and vitality of the literary magazine landscape today. The featured magazine issues look beautiful on the Exact Editions platform, and it’s wonderful to be able to offer our members and the wider public a chance to read full issues of more than 20 publications and experience their excellence firsthand.”
Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “It is a privilege to host such a prestigious range of magazines on the platform. The showcase aligns with CLMP’s mission of communicating the art of literary publishing to readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, and educators; it’s now easy to share this snapshot of their members’ content.”
CLMP ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping mission-driven independent literary magazines and presses thrive. Since 1967, CLMP has provided publishers with funding and technical assistance; facilitated peer-to-peer learning and group action; served as a dependable, essential hub for best practices, resources, and nurturing community support; and connected publishers with other groups of literary stakeholders, including readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, educators, presenting organizations, and funders. Along with directly serving 1,000+ publishers located in every state in the country, CLMP administers the Lit Mag Adoption program, which provides educators and students with discounted magazine subscriptions; the annual Indie Lit Fair, in partnership with the PEN World Voices Festival; the $10,000 Constellation Award, given to honor an independent literary press that is led by and/or champions the writing of people of color for excellence in publishing; and the Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature, which celebrate magazines and books that make a significant contribution to our literary culture, among other programs. Learn more at www.clmp.org.
About Exact Editions:
Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns publications into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specializes in digitizing content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions. For more information, please visit: https://publisher.exacteditions.com/.