Magazines and Presses
American Short Fiction
American Short Fiction publishes exceptional new writing by established and emerging authors. In that time, the magazine has become a preeminent national institution, honored with both praise and prizes, its stories celebrated by distinguished anthologies including Best American Short Stories, Best American Non-Required Reading, O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and more. American Short Fiction, twice a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Fiction, has published important work by Joyce Carol Oates, Dagoberto Gilb, Roxane Gay, Ann Beattie, Nathan Englander, Lauren Groff, Laura van den Berg, and so many others.
Atticus Review is a weekly online journal that publishes short stories, poems, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, mixed media, book reviews, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive literary whimsy.
is an independent non-profit literary organization that bridges the gap between serious art and pop culture. Barrelhouse is a biannual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews, and essays about music, art, and the detritus of popular culture. Barrelhouse is a web site that regularly posts new short fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and random stuff. Barrelhouse is the organizer of this fine conference right here, Conversations and Connections.
Published by Gettysburg College, the Gettysburg Review is recognized as one of the country’s premier literary journals. Since its debut in 1988, work by such luminaries as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, James Tate, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Wilbur, and Donald Hall has appeared alongside that of emerging artists such as Christopher Coake, Holly Goddard Jones, Kyle Minor, Ginger Strand, and Charles Yu, whose short-story collection, Third-Class Superhero, was selected recently by Richard Powers as one of the National Book Foundation’s “Five Under 35.”
Little Patuxent Review
Little Patuxent Review is a biannual print journal with an associated blog, featuring writers and artists from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. LPR was named for Little Patuxent River, one of the three major tributaries of the Patuxent River. Like LPR, the river flows over stones — the Algonquin word “patuxent” means “water flowing over smooth stones” — through Howard County, Maryland, gathering strength as it carries content to the Chesapeake Bay and out toward the larger world. LPR was founded in 2006 by a group of local writers — Mike Clark, Ann Bracken, Ann Barney, Brendan Donegan — to fill the void left when a periodical of the same title, founded by poets Ralph and Margot Treital, closed a quarter century ago. They envisioned LPR as a forum for area writers and artists. In doing so, LPR not only provides readers with a diverse array of local offerings, but also attracts contributors of national repute.
Rooted in the nation’s capital’s suburbs, Potomac Review is the antidote to the scripted republic that surrounds it. By taking on DC’s values of international inclusion, Potomac Review looks out into the world from its lush Potomac River basin, collecting and absorbing the world’s literary diversity. Potomac Review seeks literature from emerging and established writers around the globe to facilitate in the literary conversation.