The latest issue of Mslexia features a thought-provoking article “Who Killed The Alarmist? Life and Death Among Literary Magazines.” In it, Debbie Taylor points out that while thousands of writers submit work to literary magazines every year, only a fraction of that number actually buy (let alone subscribe) to them. It’s an impossible situation for lit mags to survive let alone thrive in.
Don’t you find that interesting? Is it true of you? Do you try to support the mags and journals you want your work to feature in? And if not, why not?
Who DO you subscribe to, and why?
Last question: do you read the magazines and journals you subscribe to?
BTW: the latest issue of the Stinging Fly will be launched in BOOKS UPSTAIRS (Dublin) on 28th June.