Amardeep Singh An associate professor of English at Lehigh University gives his personal as well as professional take on literature and film.
Ambling Along the Aqueduct A blog connected to the Aqueduct Press, a site to stimulate conversation by blogging about contemporary, controversial issues and publications.
Ask Nicola Nicola Griffith, an English novelist living in Seattle has written five novels, a memoir and continually updates her blogs with her own musings and articles she thinks are worth reading.
Asylum John Self reviews contemporary, buzz-worthy and underground novels.
Authors on Tour Live Podcasts about authors and their books, from the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver
Barnes & Noble Review featuring a daily book review, essays of rediscovery, regular columns and articles covering authors and genres, and a monthly interview.
Beacon Broadside An online outlet for ideas, opinions, and personal essays from respected writers, thinkers, and activists. A project of Beacon Press, an independent publisher of progressive ideas since 1854.
Beatrice introducing readers to writers since 1995
Book Balloon where writers and readers discuss literature and the arts
Book Club Girl dedicated to sharing great books, news, and tips with book club girls everywhere
Book Dwarf Megan Sullivan, one of the frontlist buyers at the Harvard Book Store, on books and favorite bookstores—and pasta.
Book Fox a Los Angeles based literary blog started in May of 2006 by John Matthew Fox. Coverage focuses mainly on new literary titles, such as novels, with a particular focus on short story collections.
Book Lust A bibliophile’s musings on books, cartoons, art and stuff.
Book Ninja the premier Canadian literary site, and one of the top literary sites in the world. It is frequented by thousands of people from all around the globe and has become a nexus for literary news and opinion.
Book Square Dissecting the publishing industry with love and skepticism.
Books, Inq. Proof there is still life after one retires as a newspaper book-review editor. Support to the debonair Mr. Wilson is provided by Katie, John Brumfield, Elizabeth Fox, and Jesse Freedman. (The incomparably generous and always consistent Superior, Wisconsin
Bookseller Chick Connecting readers to books, authors to readers and exploring the on and offline worlds in between.
BookSlut a monthly web magazine and daily blog dedicated to those who love to read. We provide a constant supply of news, reviews, commentary, insight, and more than occasional opinions.
BookTrix an active consultancy, providing innovative and traditional book and marketing services to publishers, authors and content owners.
Brit Lit Blogs Brit Lit Blogs is the brainchild of six British literary bloggers. Each working hard at bringing readers to forgotten or overlooked books, our BritLitBloggers decided to combine their latest blog entries together in one place.
Buzzwords by the editors at 3:AM: Peddling mind porn to the chattering classes since 2000.
Covers dedicated to the appreciation of book cover design. We update several times a week. Save for the occasional guest editor, this blog is updated and maintained by Fwis, a design firm based out of Brooklyn, NY and Portland, OR.
Critical Mass Commentary on literary criticism, publishing, writing, and all things NBCC (National Book Critics Circle) related.
Kelly Eskridge Kelly Eskridge, fiction writer, essayist, screenwriter and editor, publishes essays, discussions and opinions on her website.
Kick Him, Honey Benjamin Whitmer, a self-proclaimed factory grunt, vacuum salesman, convalescent, high-school dropout, semi-truck loader, activist, kitchen-table gunsmith, squatter, college professor, dishwasher, technical writer and petty thief, writes about life and li
Laila Lalami Laila Lalami was born and raised in Morocco and now teaches at the University of California at Riverside. On her website, she publishes her reviews, essays, details about her books and her personal blog.
Language Hat A speaker and reader of 13 languages blogs about language in culture and literature.
Language Log Mark Liberman and Geoffrey Pullum started Language Log in the summer of 2003. It is run out of the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Largehearted Boy a music blog featuring daily free and legal music downloads, as well as news from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture
Maud Newton One of the most critically acclaimed and enduring (since 2002) lit blogs. Occasional literary links, amusements, culture, politics, and rants from writer-editor Maud Newton.
Mercantile Library Director’s Blog News and musings from the director: “…a life energized by books is a better life, and that for many New Yorkers this better life has come through the active reading of fiction. At the Center, these readers converge to read, discuss, and support great wr
Moorish Girl Book recommendations from the blog of writer Laila Lalami
Not a Journal The blog of Small Beer Press and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet journal (Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link)
Noting:books Joint reading notebooks: Track your own thoughts and those of others.
Old Hag The work of Lizzie Skurnick, critic, blogger, writer, teacher. Don’t talk about Jersey.
Omnibus The American Booksellers Association provides regular updates on bookselling, retail, authors, culture, technology, and more…
Out of the Woods Now “Wherever we go, there seems to be only one business at hand–that of finding workable compromises between the sublimity of our ideas and the absurdity of the fact of us.” ~ Annie Dillard, “An Expedition to the Pole”
Penguin Community (USA) Join the conversation. The Penguin Community is a place for you to connect with other readers and talk about your favorite books and authors. You can discuss books, get information on new titles and authors, upload media, and more. By joining the convers
Peter Stothard The blog of Sir Peter Stothard, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement.
Polish Writing An index of Polish writing available in English, featuring extracts of key works and providing an overview of this exciting area of world literature.
Powell’s Blog (and Review a Day) A website community from Powell’s Books of Chicago. Six bricks-and-mortar stores and all inventory online, as well as interviews, reviews and a schedule of upcoming book-related events.
The Book Inscriptions Project Read collections of personal messages written in ink (or pen or marker or crayon or grape jelly) inside books. Pictures count. So do poems. So do notes on paper found in a book. The more heartfelt the better.
Three Guys One Book This site originated as a way for three friends in the book business—Jason Chambers, Jason Rice and Dennis Haritou—to talk about books together. Featuring short reviews of stories and novels, publishing news, photography, and the popular 3G1B group discus
Three Percent a resource for international literature at the University of Rochester
Times Literary Supplement Literary culture and book reviews from The Times Literary Supplement. Detailed reviews from the world’s finest book critics.
192 Books (NYC) [NYC] Chelsea-based general-interest bookstore featuring key works of literature, history, art, criticism, the social and natural sciences, travel and children’s books. Also features art exhibits and readings.
826 National a family of seven nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18, with expository and creative writing
826 NYC NYC branch of 826, located in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Since opening their doors in 2004, they have offered offered over one thousand students opportunities to improve their writing and to work side by side with community volunteers.
92nd Street Y [NYC] a lecture hall, a performance space, a school, a health center and a community organization, the Y remains focused on its mission of enriching the lives of the people who pass through its doors
Akashic Books Reverse-gentrification of the literary world. A Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the e
Alma Books Alma – which is Spanish for ‘soul’ – is a publisher that regards a book as an aesthetic artefact rather than as a mass-produced commodity. The company’s whole emphasis is on quality over quantity, and works intimately with authors to develop the best poss
Atlas & Co. Atlas & Co. was created out of Atlas Books, an independent publisher of nonfiction, and launches its inaugural independent list of international must-read books.
AWP Since 1967, AWP has supported writers & writing programs around the world. We now support over 34,000 writers at over 500 member colleges & universities & 100 writers’ conferences & centers.
Bluestockings bookstore (NYC) [NYC] a bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side. We carry over 6000 titles: queer and gender studies, global capitalism, feminism, police and prisons, democracy studies, and black liberation. And good ‘ole smutty fiction
BookCourt bookstore [NYC] Cobble Hill bookstore with great readings and a newly expanded space, including a special nook for children’s books.
Brooklyn Public Library As an independent system, separate from the NYC and Queens libraries, BPL serves the borough’s 2.5 million residents, offering thousands of public programs, millions of books and use of more than 850 free Internet-accessible computers.
Center for Book Arts The Center for Book Arts offers over 100 classes and workshops in bookbinding, letterpress printing, paper marbling, typography, and related fields. The Center has mounted over 175 exhibitions during the last 33 years.
Center for Fiction, The focuses on collecting and lending fiction, both literary and popular, presenting literary programs for the general public, and renting low-cost space to writers and other literary organizations
Counterpath Press an independent, nonprofit, literary publisher that supports communities of readers and artists who are interested in linguistic and visual interventions in contemporary global culture. It strives to support writers and artists who are typically under-repr
Dalkey Archive Press A nonprofit publisher of poetry and prose, literary criticism, philosophy and even visual arts.
Elliot Bay Book Company (Seattle) Located in the heart of the historic Pioneer Square District, Seattle’s original business neighborhood, The Elliott Bay Book Company is home to over 150,000 titles, set on cedar shelves in a series of inviting, exposed-brick walled rooms.
First Book Marketplace an online store selling high-quality children’s books and educational materials at deeply discounted prices to organizations serving children from low-income families.
Gotham Writers Workshop Teaching more than 6,000 students a year, Gotham is the leading creative writing school in NYC and the United States. New workshops begin frequently online and in New York City.
Grub Street Grub Street is a non-profit creative writing center dedicated to nurturing writers and connecting readers with the wealth of writing talent in the Boston area.
Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe (NYC) a New York downtown institution and tourist destination for the last decade. It hosts many special events and is a great place to meet friends, relax and shop the best book, movie and music selection in New York City. 100% of profits go to Housing Works,
IndieBound Why shop Indie? When you buy books at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits!
KGB Bar and Lit Magazine site for the East Village bar/salon hosting readings and literary events, and its literary magazine
Literacy Partners providing free adult and family literacy programs to over 25,000 disadvantaged New Yorkers for more than 35 years
Malaprop’s Bookstore (Asheville, NC) A place for readers who concern themselves with humanity and her development. A place where the best reads, the best company, and the best coffee complete the picture.
NewCity Lit a site about Chicago’s legendary culture of writing
NewPages Guide to Best Lit Mags the Portal of Independents! News, information and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, independent bookstores, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more
One More Story Online children’s library with classic and contemporary titles. Readers can both read books online themselves and have them read aloud.
PEN America PEN America brings together conversations between the world’s great writers with new and overlooked fiction, poetry, drama, memoir, and commentary.
Penned in the Margins Penned in the Margins produces top-quality live literature, poetry and spoken word on page and stage.
Picador blog Prize-winning fiction, history, memoir and poetry.
St. Mark’s Bookshop (NYC) Bookstore located in the UES, featuring books on Cultural Theory, Graphic Design, Poetry & Small Press Publishing, Film Studies, and Foreign & Domestic Periodicals and Journals.
The Strand (NYC) 55,000 square foot bookstore on Broadway at 12th street which has remained an independent family owned business offering more than 2.5 million used, new and rare books
Three Lives bookstore (NYC) THREE LIVES is an anachronism. It is the shop around the corner. A touchstone in a neighborhood. A place with a human face and a cast of characters. 84 Charing Cross Road colored by the time and place. A haven for people who read.
Title Wave (Anchorage, AK) Alaskan bookstore featuring 33,000 square feet of new and used books with a location in Anchorage and one in the Northern Lights Center on West Northern Lights between Spenard and Minnesota.
3:AM Magazine this lit mag’s slogan: “Whatever it is, we’re against it.”
A Public Space an independent magazine of literature and culture, a forum for new ideas and new conversations. each issue brings together a wide range of twenty-first century global voices.
A Public Space An independent magazine of art and argument, fact and fiction; founded in 2006 to give voice to the twenty-first century.
AGNI Literature for literature’s sake is not what AGNI is about. Rather, we see literature and the arts as part of a broad, ongoing cultural conversation that every society needs to remain vibrant and alive.
Alaska Quarterly Review From the top of the world: A literary journal devoted to contemporary literary art, publishing fiction, short plays, poetry, photo essays, and literary non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles.
Alimentum The only literary review all about food. Fiction, Poetry, Creative NonFiction.
Ambit Magazine The magazine that thinks it’s a book, Ambit is a quarterly, 96 page magazine that prints original poetry, short fiction, art and reviews.
American Literary Review a biannual journal published through the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of North Texas. publishes excellent work by writers at all stages in their careers.
Antioch Review one of the oldest, continuously publishing literary magazines in America; publishes fiction, essays, and poetry from both emerging and established authors.
ArtsJournal A digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world, featuring links to stories culled from more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications.
Atlantic Monthly Fiction Issue fabulous fiction issue of the magazine that used to have the best, best, best stories every month, not just once a year. Sigh.
Bataeu Work in our magazine succeeds because of its individual strengths and ability to move an eclectic readership. The vessel that is Bateau is fashioned the old way; this is reflected in the craftsmanship and quality of our letterpress covers.
Bellevue Literary Review BLR is published by the Department of Medicine at New York University. We invite submissions of previously unpublished works that touch upon relationships to the human body, illness, health and healing.
Bellingham Review Literature of palpable quality: poems, stories, and essays so beguiling they invite us to touch their essence. The Bellingham Review hungers for a kind of writing that nudges the limits of form, or executes traditional forms exquisitely.
Bitter Oleander The Bitter Oleander Press has been providing the poetry reading public with a highly deep-image driven poetry since 1974. We publish those works whose imaginations open our eyes to a world we thought we knew but were often mistaken or uninformed.
Black Clock Singular, idiosyncratic, and a little mysterious, Black Clock has become one of America’s leading literary journals since its inception five years ago; edited by Steve Erickson, Black Clock is published semi-annually by CalArts in association with the MFA
Black Warrior Review Established in 1974 by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama, BLR publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art
Cerise Press an international online journal based in the US and France, building cross-bridges by featuring artists and writers in English and translations, with an emphasis on French and Francophone works
Cincinnati Review Established in September 2003, The Cincinnati Review draws together within its pages the finest creative and critical work from across the country. Each issue also features a portfolio of artwork from a local or national artist.
Colorado Review A national literary journal published three times a year, CR is committed to the publication of contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
Crazyhorse What the horse does: publish the entire spectrum of today’s fiction, essays, and poetry—from the mainstream to the avant-garde, from the established to the undiscovered writer
Descant Descant is a quarterly journal publishing new and established contemporary writers and visual artists from Canada and around the world. Begun in 1970 as a mimeograph, Descant has evolved into an exquisitely produced journal of international acclaim.
Dirty Goat a journey that may take the reader from avant-garde Czech drama on one page to contemporary Turkish poetry on the next, this journal offers a taste of some of the world’s most provocative and talented artists.
Electric Literature A quarterly anthology of the best contemporary short fiction delivered in every viable format: eBook, audiobook, Kindle, iPhone, Paperback. They publish stories by award-winning authors as well as great new work by other innovative and up-and-coming write
Five Chapters Five Chapters publishes a short story in five parts each week. Visit daily!
Florida Review, The the literary journal published twice yearly by the University of Central Florida. Our artistic mission is to publish the best poetry and prose written by the world’s most exciting emerging and established writers.
Fugue While style, tone, and subject matter change from one author to another, in Fugue their voices come together to create a fugue of stories, poems, essays, interviews, and artwork.
Georgia Review, The Since its inception in 1947, The Georgia Review has grown steadily to its current position as one of America’s premier journals of arts and letters. Each quarterly issue offers a rich gathering of stories, essays, poems, book reviews, and visual art.
Gettysburg Review, The Published quarterly, The Gettysburg Review considers unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and essay-reviews from September 1 through May 31 (postmark dates).
Glimmer Train Each quarterly issue presents about 200 pages of literary fiction—eight to twelve brand new stories by luminaries and fresh new voices making their way into print. A feast of fiction!
Hayden’s Ferry Review “…a forum to showcase the voices of emerging and established talents in creative writing and visual art in a format that is not tied down to particular styles, schools of thought, aesthetics, or ideologies…”
Indiana Review Non-profit literary magazine committed to featuring work by established and emerging writers; dedicated to offer high quality pieces with a wide range of topics.
Inkwell Literary journal published twice a year and staffed by faculty and graduate students of Manhattanville’s Masters in Writing Program
Iron Horse Literary Review A journal of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction published six times a year at Texas Tech University
Jacket Magazine A free online literary magazine with interviews, reviews, articles and poems.
Kenyon Review Founded in 1939, an international journal of literature, culture, and the arts, published quarterly out of Kenyon College. Check out the KR Blog, which features posts by FWR contributor Elizabeth Ames Staudt.
Literal “a medium for the critique and diffusion of the Latin American literature and art, recognizing its potential strength as a point of departure for understanding that the broad cultural universe is not overshadowed by any single language, but is bathed in t
McSweeney’s press and lit magazine (online and print) connecting readers and writers to essayists, contests, McSweeney’s store, and nonprofit tutoring centers (826) across America.
Michigan Quarterly Review An eclectic interdisciplinary journal of arts and culture that seeks to combine the best of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction with outstanding critical essays on literary, cultural, social, and political matters.
Mississippi Review Online among the oldest and most popular literary magazines on the Web, and prints biannually. It features and hosts contests for both fiction and poetry.
Missouri Review Based out of the University of Missouri, TMR features fiction, essays, poetry and interviews.
N+1 A twice-yearly print journal of politics, literature, and culture. The website is updated with new, usually web-only content at least once weekly.
Natural Bridge A journal of contemporary literature committed to presenting the best in new writing from established as well as promising writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, including literature in translation.
New England Review Where you’ll find highly accomplished traditional narratives as well as challenging experiments in style and form, poetry and works of drama of the highest quality, translations of works from many languages and time periods, far-reaching essays on art and
New Orleans Review A journal of contemporary literature and culture, publishing new poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, photography, film and book reviews. From Loyola University.
NextBook Inspired by the hunger for books on Jewish subjects written in a lively, intelligent, and popular manner, Nextbook Press’s Jewish Encounters Series brings together writers of the first rank with people and ideas and events from the Jewish past.
Nimrod Since 1956, Nimrod has brought to its readers the finest poetry, prose, and art from gifted newcomers and from established artists. Nimrod invites good readers and good writers to join in the discovery and preservation of the stories and poems.
Ninth Letter a collaborative arts and literary project produced by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Edited and designed by faculty and students, the journal’s mission is to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-e
On Spec Quarterly journal that features quality works by predominantly Canadian writers and artists in the genre they call “Fantastic” literature. On Spec fosters the growth of emerging writers in this genre by offering support and direction through constructive
One Story a non-profit literary magazine that features one great short story mailed to subscribers every three weeks. [The] mission is to save the short story by publishing in a friendly format that allows readers to experience each story as a stand-alone work of a
Open City Open City Magazine & Books are published by Open City, Inc., a nonprofit corporation based in New York City. The editors, Thomas Beller and Joanna Yas, strive to keep the literary journal vital for each new generation by publishing a dynamic array of
Paradigm Not just a literary journal nor simply a website, PARADIGM continues to showcase the very best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography, and music out there. Art is everywhere.
Paris Review an English-language literary magazine based in New York City. As its name suggests it was founded in Paris in 1953, for “the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe grinders. So long as they’re good.”
Pen Pusher A London-based literary magazine, published three times a year, that features original short fiction, poetry, reviews, columns, literary facts and curiosities.
Ploughshares Founded in 1971, this literary journal has been based at Emerson College since 1989. Literary Magazine Review has proclaimed Ploughshares to be “a magazine that has published a good deal of what has become our significant contemporary American literature.
Prairie Schooner Publishing great lit for more than 80 years, from University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Redivider A journal of new literature and art produced by the graduate students in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department at Emerson College in Boston. Formerly the Beacon Street Review.
Saint Ann’s Review A journal of contemporary arts and letters that likes “a good argument between [their] covers.”
Salt Hill From Syracuse University, a literary journal publishing outstanding new fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and art.
Sewanee Review America’s oldest continuously published literary quarterly
Southeast Review Website of the monthly print journal (from FSU’s Creative Writing Program) featuring 30-day writing regimens that coincide with each issue
Southern Review Quarterly journal publishing a variety of literary genres. Open to experimental writing, but avoids extremism and sensationalism.
Subtropics Literary magazine from the University of Florida, published triquarterly.
The Concher (Two Poet Truffles) FWR contributor and poet Katie Umans and her husband, poet Ryan Flaherty, publish a literary journal and make their own sinfully good truffles.
The Pinch A nationally recognized literary journal whose mission is to provide creative writing students with experience in literary publishing and to publish works of literary and artistic quality from diverse voices. Published by the University of Memphis.
Third Coast Western Michigan’s literary magazine, devoted to publishing excellent fiction, poetry, non-fiction and drama.
Tin House The mission of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books remains constant: To publish compelling and authentic narratives of our time. Tin House salutes the artistic edge but remains rooted in the tenets of the classic storytelling tradition.
TriQuarterly Online Formerly a print journal, its online incarnation remains an international journal of writing, art, and cultural published by Northwestern University and their Creative Writing program.
Virginia Quarterly Review One of the oldest and most prestigious journals in the United States, published out of the University of Virginia, it has been “a haven—and home—for the best essayists, fiction writers, and poets, seeking contributors from every section of the United Stat
Zoetrope Winner of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, *Zoetrope: All Story* is a quarterly literary publication founded by Francis Ford Coppola in 1997 to explore the intersection of story and art, fiction and film.