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The Little Magazine in Contemporary America

Morris, Ian, Diaz, Joanne

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ISBN 10: 022612049X / ISBN 13: 9780226120492
Published by University Of Chicago Press
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Gathering together the reflections of twenty-three prominent little magazine editors whose literary journals have flourished over the past thirty-five years, this book highlights the creativity behind this medium, and the contributors offer insights into how their publications sometimes succeeded, sometimes reluctantly folded, and more. Editor(s): Morris, Ian; Diaz, Joanne. Num Pages: 264 pages, 6 halftones. BIC Classification: 1KBB; KNTJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 154 x 16. Weight in Grams: 382. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780226120492

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Title: The Little Magazine in Contemporary America

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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Little magazines have often showcased the best new writing in America. Historically, these idiosyncratic, small-circulation outlets have served the dual functions of representing the avant-garde of literary expression while also helping many emerging writers become established authors. Although changing technology and the increasingly harsh financial realities of publishing over the past three decades would seem to have pushed little magazines to the brink of extinction, their story is far more complicated.

In this collection, Ian Morris and Joanne Diaz gather the reflections of twenty-three prominent editors whose little magazines have flourished over the past thirty-five years. Highlighting the creativity and innovation driving this diverse and still vital medium, contributors offer insights into how their publications sometimes succeeded, sometimes reluctantly folded, but mostly how they evolved and persevered. Other topics discussed include the role of little magazines in promoting the work and concerns of minority and women writers, the place of universities in supporting and shaping little magazines, and the online and offline future of these publications.

Selected contributors
Betsy Sussler, BOMB; Lee Gutkind, Creative Nonfiction; Bruce Andrews, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E; Dave Eggers, McSweeney?s; Keith Gessen, n+1; Don Share, P oetry; Jane Friedman, VQR; A my Hoffman, Women?s Review of Books; and more.

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Ian Morris has taught courses on literature, writing, and publishing at Lake Forest College in Illinois and Columbia College Chicago. He was managing editor of TriQuarterly magazine for over a decade and is the founding editor of Fifth Star Press and the author of the novel When Bad Things Happen to Rich People. Joanne Diaz is associate professor of English at Illinois Wesleyan University. She was an assistant editor at TriQuarterly and is the author of two collections of poetry, The Lessons and My Favorite Tyrants.

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