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#FolkLife

For generations, the North Carolina Folklore Journal has served as a chronicle and sounding board for the likes of Belled Buzzards, shape-note singing, and sweet potatoes. If it’s part of folklife, more than likely it’s been found between the pages of a journal that has been published continuously since 1954. Published by the NC Folklore […]

New New South and the Slow Lit Movement

Officially, the term “New South” refers to the Southern United States in the years since the Civil War. Inherent in the phrase “New South” is a push toward modernization, an easing of restrictive social and economic barriers, and a question of transformation—no longer able to be what one was, what then does one become? For […]

Rejected So Many Times, Publication Becomes Inevitable

The year might be nearly half over, but there’s still plenty of time for rejections to pile up. However, you’ll never get rejected if you don’t submit! In 2016, Lit Hub encouraged writers to aim for 100 rejections a year, arguing that quantity would eventually lead to quality: In the book Art & Fear, authors […]

More Writing Goodness, per Inch, than You’ll Find Anywhere

In this modern age of tweeting and live stream, where even many of the most traditional publishers feel compelled to have some sort of online presence and offer online content, it’s refreshing—if not downright inspiring in a kind of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” kind of way—that the literary magazine Inch is, well, defiantly low-fi. […]

Nearing 70, The Carolina Quarterly Ages Gracefully

Not a lot of literary magazines—or many endeavors, really—can trace their roots back to before the Civil War. But The Carolina Quarterly, published at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, can point to the year 1844 as the founding of North Carolina University Magazine which, through several iterations during America’s highs and lows, […]

Born from Chaos, Broad River Review Shines Bright

In 1968, America was in the rocky middle: of Vietnam, of the Cold War, of shootouts between Black Panthers and police, and student protests on campuses all across the country. From this chaos was born a literary magazine, the Broad River Review, the official rag of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, a town that is […]

Lit Mags that Pay

Courtesy of The Review Review, a rundown of literary magazines that pay their contributors. Whatever you do, don’t submit to these journals.  Keep the field clear for the rest of us.

Submit It! Section Can Be Invaluable

Many members ask, “What is the first step in getting published?” Agents do look to see if you have been previously published or won any literary contests when they consider whether or not they can be an advocate for your work. Our Submit It! section under Resources for Writers on our website (within the Literary […]