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Congrats To The Winners Of Our Lit Mag Love Contest!

We’ve had such a great week—thanks to you.

Seeing writers and readers step up to support literary journals has been inspiring and fun, and we were thrilled when our little contest turned into a HUGE contest, thanks to the many literary journals who so generously offered to donate free subscriptions and/or discounts to make it easy for writers to subscribe.

We’re pleased to announce our winners!

And so, with no more ado…

GRAND PRIZE winner: Two subscriptions of choice courtesy of Writer’s Relief go to Marsha K. for subscribing to Hunger Mountain and The Missouri Review. Marsha has chosen The New England Review and The Kenyon Review as her two gift subscriptions from us!

BONUS winner: A one-year subscription to a journal of choice courtesy of Writer’s Relief goes to Karrie W. ( for subscribing to Tar River Poetry and The New England Review. Karrie has chosen Ploughshares as her gift subscription from us!


Thanks to all the wonderful literary journals who so kindly offered to help make this contest great. Thanks also to everyone who tweeted, liked, and posted info about the contest! And, most of all, thanks to everyone who subscribed to literary journals in a show of support!

Additional winners were selected at random from this blog, Twitter, and Facebook:

1 subscription to Moonshot Magazine: Nina B. @NinaBazdin

1 subscription to Camera Obscura Journal:  Lynn W.

1 subscription to Prime Mincer: Hannah J. 

1 subscription to Prime Mincer: Jonterri G. @JaytotheTee

1 subscription to Willow Review: Josh L.

1 subscription to Willow Review: Maria P. @Sunsetsunrise1

1 subscription to Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment: Brent N.

1 subscription to Oxford American: Ramon I.

1 subscription to Oxford American: renegadeword

1 subscription to The Carolina Quarterly: Sarah

1 subscription to The Cincinnati Review: Erik F.

1 subscription to River Teeth: Mike S. @salisy

1 subscription to Iron Horse Literary Review: Jeff N.

1 subscription to Iron Horse Literary Review: Suzanne H

2 free issues of Hayden’s Ferry Review: Callie

ATTENTION WINNERS: You will be receiving an email from us, and we will connect you with the editor of the literary journal that you won! Congrats to the winners!

A Note From A Happy Winner:

Thank you so much! I am so excited. I honestly hadn’t considered how valuable lit mag subscriptions could be to a writer and for the writing community. Now I’m excited for all the new work that will be coming to my door from 3 different mags!

Thanks so much!

Jonterri G.


P.S. If you’re a writer who doesn’t yet know how publishing in a literary journal can advance your writing career, read our new article via The Huffington Post:

Ask Not What Lit Mags Can Do For You!

Watch for more great contests, calls for submissions, and hot publishing leads in future editions of Submit Write Now! (And subscribe to get them delivered weekly to your inbox.)

Happy writing and reading!

5 Responses to Congrats To The Winners Of Our Lit Mag Love Contest!

  1. Congrats to all the winners! It was so exciting to watch as contestants and journals alike were getting into this contest, and the generosity and writer-community bonding overflowed! Thanks, Writer’s Relief, for getting us into the spirit! It feels great to be a writer right now!

  2. Congratulations to all the winners, especially Karrie — Thanks for choosing Ploughshares! We are very excited to welcome you and the other new subscribers to our family.

    Andrea Martucci
    Managing Editor
    Ploughshares / @pshares

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