I always assumed literary journals were for art snobs, until I realized I am an art snob. I’ve been catching up on this year’s Lapham’s Quarterly, and I read the David Lynch Zoetrope issue which has made me a subscriber. Gimme literary mag/journal recommendations, particularily visual arts and poetry since I know little about the former and I’m looking for contemporary examples of the latter that doesn’t read like Rupi Kaur.
Am I to believe this is the only thing out there that SB doesn’t have an opinion about
None of us is actually as snobbish or erudite as we pretend
I’ve never opened a literary journal in my life
I’m inherently distrustful of all art academia from my exposures to it, so I’ve never sought it out after college.
90% of the visual art writing exists to explain why boring art by rich kids is super deep, and therefore the perfect art object to invest in for money laundering.
From what I’ve seen this also extends to poetry because they’re both abstract. I’m not interested in things that need explination, although since that sells articles I guess it explains my frustrations with these journals.
This might be a useless gesture but sending out a Batsignal to @Telengard
He doesn’t just read poetry journals, he’s contributed to some!
I only have time to read posts
I was subscribed to Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet for about a year because they published a friend’s story (and Kelly Link (who I love) is a co-editor).
I should read more literary journals, because I actually love short fiction.