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In our continued tradition of supporting and highlighting awesome, writer-friendly lit mags, it is our honor to introduce The Cincinnati Review! This journal is passionate, classy, and definitely a bit quirky! When asked what they would like to donate to a lucky winner, they told us they would only do so “if the drawing is truly random, i.e. certified 100% USDA random by someone with at least a masters in randomness.” And when asked if they would like to provide a discount, they informed us, “those who subscribe via the Lit Mag Spotlight will be individually and lengthily toasted by a select staff member at our next bi-fortnightly office bacchanal. However…this toasting will not be documented in any way,” and then proceeded to give you all a real discount as well (see below)!
CONTEST! Leave a comment by December 15 to enter this contest. TWO lucky winners will win a one-year subscription (two issues) to The Cincinnati Review AND a “handsome Thermos emblazoned with the CR logo.” U.S. residents only. This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winners Katie D. and Gordon P. Thank you to all who participated!
DISCOUNT! Call The Cincinnati Review at 513-556-3954 and speak to a human (as opposed to ordering on their web-o-matic interface) or, even better, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will send you a single copy for only $7 (regularly $9) and a one-year subscription for $12 (regularly $15). Offer valid until January 31st, 2012, and please keep in mind they are off for two weeks during the holidays!
We could not be happier to introduce to you, The Cincinnati Review!
1. Give us the lowdown on your journal’s mission.
It’s no different than any other journal’s mission: to take up long-term residence beside your commode.
2. Describe your ideal submission in 15 words or less.
Something you read helplessly in one sitting without picking up the red pen once.
3. Tell us about a piece you recently published that got the staff really excited. Why did you love it? Why did it strike a chord?
A piece that generated quite a stir as it made its way through the reader gauntlet was a story narrated by a talking gorilla. The idea alone delighted us, but the story itself surprised us with its persuasiveness and depth. We published it in issue 7.2 (Summer 2010): Brian Beglin’s “Something Ancient.”
4. Regarding submissions: What’s the most common turn-off that you encounter (in terms of craft)?
Stories that don’t have enough story and/or don’t get started until page five.
4. What’s the most common oversight (in terms of submission guidelines)?
People constantly ignore our request that they not submit orally.
5. Why is your journal awesome?
It is a friendly tome that will keep your commode company when you can’t be there to.
6. Where can readers find your submission guidelines?
Our website has our guidelines.
7. Why “The Cincinnati Review”? We know you’re based there, but couldn’t you think of a more evocative name?
If you knew what a weird, strange, beautifully-barnacled place Cincinnati was, you would not find the name unevocative.
Leave a comment by December 15th to enter the contest to win a FREE one-year subscription to The Cincinnati Review OR a handsome, emblazoned Thermos! Click LIKE and TWEET below to share this with your bookworm friends! This contest is now closed.