So I am helping a librarian friend out with an article on new-ish literary journals, and I need your help, dear readers. You know what literary journals are, right? Those magazines all your favorite writers are published in before they put together their collections? Those periodicals editors put together out of love, from which are culled poems for The Best American Poetry and other Best-of's?
Anyway, here's what I need: Tips on great literary journals that have made it past their first issue and look like they are in it for the long haul--i.e., ones that librarians might acquire for their periodicals section. Do you edit one of these journals? Do one of your friends? Enemies? Half-uncles?
Leave journal names, top 10 lists, in the comment box below--you can also backchannel email me at danielnester at gmail dot com. You can give me reasons why you would recommend these for a library, too, although that's no so necessary. I imagine such a compilation would be interesting for those writers who are looking to send out their work to said journals.
I need these by December 2. Give links to their websites if you can.
And you will have this guest blogger's great thanks.