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Magazine Reports

 

We all know to read a publication before submitting. Joe Mackall, editor of the CNF journal River Teeth, cautions if you want to read all the publications you hope to submit to you better hope you live to be 300 years old, but to be familiar with five to six you want to submit to is a realistic goal.

In order to get more familiar with specific prose markets, our students do in-depth reports on magazines they admire. They are similar to market sheets, but include interviews with magazine editors, the reviewer’s two-cents and simple data analysis of three issues. Below you’ll find a sampling of our student reports; they’ll be updated bi-annually.

There is nothing like them on the Web.

It goes without saying but we’ll say it anyhow; the views expressed in our market research are those of the student reviewers and do not represent the opinions of the Fiction Writing Department, or Columbia College Chicago. The research can help you narrow down your search for a suitable home for your prose


Alimentum Magazine - Avoid reading on an empty stomach.  photocredit:Alimentium Magazine
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Ampersand Review - Don't send them your kittens. 
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apt - A poetic exploration of human relationships.
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ArcadiaSpending time on the things that matter.
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Blackbird - Singing in the dead of night "for the kind of writing we should all strive toward"
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CALYX - Women writing unapologetically about women and women’s lives.   photocredit: Calyx
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Carve - Named in honor of Raymond Carver, short story artist and master of the “minimalist” form
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Criminal Class Review - Don't be surprised if the editors vandalize your car.
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Denver Syntax- For the artists who do it all.
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Electric LiteratureA magazine dedicated to great fiction and supporting other magazines.
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Fairy Tale ReviewYour favorites, reimagined.
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Fiddleblack- Both a press and journal served on a single platter.
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The First Line - Their first line, your story.  photocredit: The First Line
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Fiction Fix-A true literary addiction
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Flash Fiction Online- Fiction so fast you may miss it. 
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Gettysburg Review- Over twenty years of great stories
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Glimmer Train - This top market is one every writer should know. 
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Greensboro Review - Down-to-earth, fun stories.
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HYPERTEXT- A magazine looking to get the conversation started.
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Jersey Devil Press - A stand-alone magazine that stretches the boundaries of science fiction.
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Literary OrphansA magazine looking to adopt some neat writers.
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Lovecraft eZine - Channel your inner Lovecraft.
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MAKE - A magazine so Chicagoan, it eats Italian beef.
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Newport Magazine - A magazine with a soft spot for emerging authors.
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PANK - Where strange stories find a home.
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Portland Review - Portland State University's student-run lit mag.  photocredit: Portland Review
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Prick of the Spindle-A journal full of editors who want to work with you.
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Requited Magazine - A journal that explores art as a creative exchange. 
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Specter Magazine-A magazine with a funky fresh beat
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Toasted Cheese - A friendly place where writers get honest feedback
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Untoward - Stories for the twisted and bizarre.<
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