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Best Gift Idea: A Literary Journal Subscription For Your Bookish Pals | Writer’s Relief

Are you tired of giving your favorite bookworms literary-themed mugs, bookmarks, and bookends? Writer’s Relief has a better idea! This year, treat your bookish pals to a literary magazine subscription. Your friends and family will appreciate this thoughtful, unique gift—and you’ll be helping to support literary journals.

There are so many literary journals to choose from! This list will get you started on your search for the perfect subscriptions:

10 Literary Magazines That Make Great Gifts

The Apple Valley Review is an online literary journal that publishes poetry, short fiction, and essays, twice annually.

Bodega, “your literary corner store,” features poetry, prose, and interviews by established and up-and-coming writers.

Contrary was founded at the University of Chicago by students and alumni of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, and the magazine has been “abundantly nourished” by graduates of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program. Contrary publishes poetry, fiction, and commentary.

Enizagam is a literary journal featuring poetry, fiction, and interviews by writers from all over the world.

Jellyfish Magazine is an online poetry magazine whose mission is “to highlight the most refreshing, shiniest poems that poets have to offer…”

Literal Latté, an entirely online literary magazine, features stories, essays, and poems and targets New York editors, agents, writers, and readers.

The Missouri Review, founded in 1978 and based at the University of Missouri, is one of the most highly regarded literary magazines in the United States. Its four issues per year contain stories, poetry, and essays.

Muzzle is a semiannual online lit mag that publishes poetry, interviews, and book reviews “to promote revolution and revelation.”

Rattle is a unique, highly readable literary magazine based in Los Angeles. Its mission is “to promote the practice of poetry.”

Southern Humanities Review is a literary quarterly from the Department of English at Auburn University. Founded in 1967, the magazine publishes fiction, poetry, and essays.

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Purrfect! Cat-Themed Gifts For Book Lovers | Writer’s Relief

To paraphrase the poem by Carl Sandburg, The holidays come in on little cat feet. They sneak up on you and, suddenly, it’s time to shop for gifts! If you’re looking for the purrfect gifts for family members and friends whose two main loves in life are books and cats, you’re in luck! Writer’s Relief… Continue Reading



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