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Literary Review Sources: A Baker's Dozen

abstract:Looking for a source of good literary reviews? The place to go is a trusted literary magazine, but last time we checked there are hundreds. For the ultimate web resource go to New Pages website. Here are a few of our favorites and others that piqued our interest.

1. African American Review

African American Review promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives on African American literature and culture.


[African American Review website]


"AGNI has become one of America's, and the world's, most significant literary journals"--PEN America.  Now edited by renowned critic Sven Birkerts.


[AGNI website]


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3. Arion

Arion explores the contemporary relevance of the classics in modern culture, with a commitment to the critical understanding of human achievement and experience.


[Arion website]

4. The Bloomsbury Review®

The Bloomsbury Review includes reviews, interviews with and profiles of authors; essays; original poetry; and a variety of features covering a broad range of book-related topics.  


[The Bloomsbury Review® website]

5. The Capilano Review

The Capilano Review publishes the best in fiction, drama, poetry, and art from Canada and the rest of the world.


[The Capilano Review website]

6. Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction is the first and the largest journal devoted exclusively to literary nonfiction.


[Creative Nonfiction website]


7. Granta

Granta publishes new writing—fiction, personal history, reportage and inquiring journalism—four times a year. Every issue contains at least 256 pages in paperback book format.


[Granta website]


8. The New York Review of Books

The pre-eminent intellectual review of books in English.

[NYRofB website]

9. Marlboro Review

Publishes fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, translations, reviews, cover art. Strong work dealing with philosophical, scientific, cultural issues. We like big subjects and smart writing.


[Marlboro Review website]

10. Mississippi Review

National literary magazine publishing first line literary fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews. "One of the best…" —Charles Simic.


[Mississippi Review website]

11. The Paris Review

A quarterly that has consistently sought out strong new voices in the literary world. Now edited by Philip Gourevitch.


[The Paris Review website]

12. World Literature Today

The award- World Literature Today is celebrating their 80th anniversary this January, and changing from a quarterly publication to a bimonthly. We are your window to world culture.


[World Literature Today website]

13. Zahir

A journal of literary fantasy, science fiction, and magical realism.

[Zahir website]




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