Lit Mag Love Contest: Three Cheers For Literary Journals!

by | Oct 5, 2011 | Literary Journals And Magazines | 86 comments

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We’re having a contest to support literary journals!

If you’ve EVER benefited from a lit mag (maybe you were published in one, or maybe you read a piece that inspired you), then we want you to take our challenge:

Subscribe to TWO literary journals today, then post the names of those two magazines in our comments section. It doesn’t matter which journals you choose; just be a subscriber to the ones you like best. See more details below.

We will pick one random winner to receive a voucher for a one-year subscription to two other lit mags of your choice. How cool is that?

PLUS many more freebies, bonuses, and gift subscriptions are being offered by participating literary journals! See below. 

Win Literary Journals!

1. Subscribe to TWO literary journals that you are not already subscribed to. At least one of those subscriptions MUST be a paid subscription. We will require proof of subscriptions only for the selected winner (no need to share your proof unless you win). Subscriptions must have been made on or after October 5.

2. Post the names of the journals in our comments section (by clicking Leave A Comment at the top of this article).

3.  Stay tuned to our free e-publication Submit Write Now! to see if you won. All winners will be randomly selected. U.S. addresses only.

starPLUS—here’s a bonus winner incentive.

We will give a voucher for a one-year subscription (to a literary journal of your choice) to one randomly selected writer who tweets, posts, or blogs about this Lit Mag Love contest. Tell us how you helped spread the word in our comments section! We’ll also be keeping an eye on our Twitter and Facebook profiles.

Here’s what you can tweet:

#supportlitmags Great contest! Support lit journals and enter to win free subscriptions! How cool is this? http://bit.ly/rgUNyH

Be sure to use the #hashtag if you tweet anything about this.

Or post this paragraph on your blog or Facebook page:

Support literary journals! Writer’s Relief is sponsoring a great contest. If you subscribe to two literary journals, you can be entered to win free subscriptions to two more journals of your choice! Plus, if you tweet or post this contest, you could be selected as the bonus winner. Literary journals play an important role in the lives of writers like me; I hope you’ll check out this contest. And even if you don’t enter, join me in supporting literary journals! Learn more: http://www.new.writersrelief.com/blog/2011/10/three-cheers-literary-journals/.

HINT: If you want, you can even list the literary journals that you love (or that have published your writing) to encourage subscriptions and submissions.

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This just in! BONUS incentives!

Moonshot Magazine has generously offered to donate a free subscription of their magazine to another winner.

Ploughshares has offered a $5 discount for writers who subscribe through this contest. Use code DF11sm at checkout.

Camera Obscura Journal has also generously offered to donate a free subscription of their magazine to yet another winner. So your chances of winning just increased!

New England Review has offered a $10 discount for writers who subscribe through this contest. Use code SPCNER at checkout.

Prime Mincer is donating TWO one-year long  free subscriptions of their magazine and three copies of their Winter 2011 issue.

Fifth Wednesday Journal has offered a $5 discount for writers who subscribe through this contest. Mention the contest and Writer’s Relief URL when sending your mailing address and check.

Spoon River Poetry Review is offering an $8 discount for writers who subscribe through this contest. Mention the contest and Writer’s Relief URL when sending your order in.

The First Line is offering a “Free to Friends” subscription deal until October 12. If you buy or renew, they’ll give a one-year print subscription to a friend or institution of your choice. You just have to mention that you saw this on Writer’s Relief.

Ruminate Magazine has offered a “Free to Friends” subscription deal. If you buy a subscription or renew, Ruminate will give you a one-year subscription certificate to be redeemed whenever you choose. All you have to do is mention that you saw this on Writer’s Relief.

Willow Review is offering two free subscriptions as well as a discount to anyone who subscribes to Willow Review during the contest. Just mention the contest on the subscription form, and they will discount a three-year subscription by $5 and a six-year subscription by $10.

Neon Magazine is offering a 25% discount on subscriptions. (Note: Winners will be chosen from the U.S. only; however, we didn’t want you to miss out on this great offer!)

Tar River Poetry is kindly offering a free vintage back issue and a free copy of their current issue for every new subscription purchased online. Use code RELIEF at checkout.

Gertrude Press is offering a one-year subscription (2 mags and a chapbook) for only $10. Simply enter coupon code RELIEF at Checkout.

Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment is donating a free one-year subscription to one of the Lit Mag Love contest winners.

Oxford American has donated TWO one-year subscriptions.

Haight Ashbury Literary Journal is offering a $10 discount on a “Lifetime” subscription if you mention this contest.

The Carolina Quarterly is donating a one-year subscription to a lucky winner. They will also offer three free back issues to anyone who subscribes by October 12th.

Hayden’s Ferry Review is donating two free issues.

Since it’s free to subscribe to Diverse Voices Quarterly, the editors are encouraging you to pledge to help keep their publication alive via Kickstarter. Mention your pledge in our comments section to be entered into our lit mag contest.

The Cincinnati Review is donating a one-year subscription.

River Teeth has donated a one-year subscription to another winner.

Iron Horse Literary Review is contributing two free subscriptions.

We know you already love lit mags. We hope this will inspire YOU to inspire OTHERS to support, love, and read literary journals.

We can’t wait to read which literary journals you’re subscribing to! In the meantime, see you on Facebook and Twitter!

Good luck!

DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. E.T. on Wednesday, October 12.

(Same deadline as our call for submissions [poems, stories, essays, books].)

HINT: See our social share buttons down here? Click them to be entered to win! When you click, you share the love.

86 Comments

  1. Jasson

    Cool. I’ve been published in many lit mags. I’ll post my new subscriptions later today after I research them!

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  2. Jessie

    This is great! Supporting literary magazines is so important in today’s economy. I’ll definitely look into it and post my choices later!

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  3. Trisha

    What a nice idea =) I’ve always found your articles helpful, but it’s even better to see a company practice what they preach!

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  4. Catherine

    I’m subscribing to the Indiana Review and the Missouri Review this month. Thanks for bringing awareness to this issue!

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  5. Jasson

    Okay. I subscrive to The Literary Review and Rattle.

    Also, I posted this on Facebook!

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  6. Lisa V

    I am going to subscribe when I get home from work this afternoon to Ploughshares and Black Warrior Review. I would love to get my work published in these magazines. So thanks for this contest! It’s a good nudge to make me start reading them. (Becuase reading them will help me understand what they’re publishing and what they like).

    I already subscribe to Diverse Voices Quarterly and TLR.

    BTW — here’s a tip for subscriptions. Sometimes when you enter a contest at a literary journal, the contest fee covers the cost of a year’s subscription. So it’s a good deal. The magazine gets subscribers and entrants get a new journal and also to be entered in a contest!

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  7. Kris

    I’m planning on renewing my subscription to Creative Nonfiction and The First Line.

    What an awesome contest idea!

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  8. Mary Diane Hausman

    I love lit mags! They are an important venue for writers and poets and have been some of the most supportive entities for us. Among my favs: Hawaii Pacific Review, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast Review. So many more!

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  9. Andrea Martucci

    Thanks for all the Ploughshares love! To make it easier for anyone who wants to subscribe, here’s a discount code: use DF11sm at checkout for $5 off a 1-year subscription at pshares.org/special

    Best,
    Andrea Martucci
    Managing Editor
    Ploughshares

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    • Writers Relief Staff

      Thanks for your generous offer. We’re going to tweet this right now! So glad to share the love. 🙂

      Reply
  10. Chantal Corcoran

    Love this contest! Love how you are alway thinking outside the box about promoting quality literature in this reality tv world. Keep up the good work.

    I just subscribed to Agni and the Missouri Review. Now I’m posting on my blog, which I’ll share on facebook.

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  11. Nicole

    Excellent idea! I just subscribed to Ploughshares and The Threepenny Review.

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  12. Michael J. Riser

    This is a fantastic idea for a contest. Everyone wins! Tweeted and will hopefully get a link stuck up on the blog shortly.

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    • Writers Relief Staff

      Thanks, Michael. You’re right about everyone winning. We’re so happy to support lit mags!

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  13. Barbara L.W. Myers

    I tweeted, I posted, I Facebooked–great idea!

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  14. Liane

    Great idea! I’m renewing my subscriptions to Creative NonFiction and Crab Orchard Review. I’ve also tweeted this and posted to FB.

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  15. Kelly

    I just subscribed to Ploughshares and the Kenyon Review. I was very happy to get the discount for Ploughshares!

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  16. Daniel

    I subscribed to Ploughshares and ZYZZYVA. Very cool contest. I’d been putting off subscribing for a while.

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  17. Margaret

    Okay, I like the encouragement and support this contest provides to both writers and literary journals. Although I don’t use Facebook for “publicity” purposes — some of my writing friendships are currently in question because that is ALL they do — I did in fact post your announcement. I’ll subscribe to a couple more journals, too; and post them later.

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  18. Marsha

    Hunger Mountain and Missouri Review

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  19. Jean

    Thanks for all the encouragement. I look forward to everything I receive from you guys. You are definitely helping me to stay focused.

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  20. Mandy Buffington

    Posted this on my twitter (princesssudi), on my facebook main page, and my fan pages.

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  21. Gillian Lynn Katz

    Inkwell at Manhattanville College is a fantastic magazine.

    The Westchester Review is also a good magazine that publishes writers and poets in the area.

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  22. Stephanie

    Crazyhorse and Sugar House Review.

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  23. Lynne Weiss

    Terrific idea. I’ve been meaning to subscribe to Agni Review and this got me to do it. I also added Post Road. Supporting literary magazines is like supporting local independent booksellers. They keep the writing community strong.

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  24. Bernadette Geyer

    I just subscribed to Poet Lore and American Poetry Review. And I shared a link to the contest on FB!

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  25. Michael J. Riser

    I’ve even entered by subscribing to two new mags! Just put in for Albedo One and Monkeybicycle. You guys just suckered me into spending more time reading and less time writing, didn’t you? Clever.

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  26. Maggie Rotter

    Glimmer Train and Sewanee Review

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  27. Megan M. Garr

    Hey guys, this is such a great idea. Thank you for putting this into the world.

    If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path, yet still acclaimed and freakin’ awesome (and entirely independent!), check out Versal. We can’t afford to offer much in the way of a discount, but our prices are cheap for the hefty and beautiful, high production of a journal you get:

    BTW, we’re also in the midst of our reading period for our 10th anniversary issue.

    All best from Amsterdam,
    Megan

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  28. Lori

    Ploughshares and Missouri Review, plus shared on FB.

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  29. Jennifer B.

    Just subscribed to Cincinnati Review and Ecotone!

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  30. Writers Relief Staff

    This just in: Camera Obscura Journal is donating a subscription to another winner for our contest!

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  31. Vern Miller

    This contest is one we can certainly support. Fifth Wednesday Journal offers a $5. discount to anyone subscribing through this contest. Send a note mentioning the contest and the Writers Relief URL with mailing address and check.
    Vern Miller
    Publisher

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  32. JT

    I just subscribed to Tin House and Poetry and tweeted a link to the contest.

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  33. CC

    The Common and Paris Review!

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  34. Chris Roberts

    This just begging on a large scale. How entirely droll.

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  35. Writers Relief Staff

    We just received this from New England Review:

    Posted! You can add New England Review to the list with a $10 discount. Use the code SPCNER when ordering online for a $20 subscription. https://web.middlebury.edu/forms/nereview/order_form.php

    All best,
    Carolyn Kuebler

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  36. Writers Relief Staff

    We just received this from Prime Mincer:

    Prime Mincer will happily donate two year long subscriptions and three copies of our upcoming Winter issue featuring the winner of our 2012 poetry contest judged by Rodney Jones and new fiction by Pinckney Benedict, Clifford Garstang, Nina Schuyler and others…

    Best,

    Peter Lucas

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  37. Lori

    Nice contest. Midwestern Gothic and Five Points.

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  38. Kirstin Hotelling Zona

    We’re in! Subscribe to the newly redesigned and revamped Spoon River Poetry Review (SRPR) as part of this contest and receive an $8.00 discount for a year-long subscription (that’s two jam-packed issues for only $10.00). Send a note mentioning this contest as well as the URL for Writers Relief with your check to the Spoon River POetry Review, 4241 Publications Unit, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4241.

    Best wishes,
    Kirstin Hotelling Zona, Editor

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  39. Suzanne

    Great idea! I’ve been meaning to subscribe to a few more literary journals, so this was good incentive. I actually did three, I was so caught up in the fever: New England Review (loved the discount–but it was on my list anyway!), Crazyhorse, and 32 Poems

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  40. Writers Relief Staff

    From the editor at The First Line:

    “From now until Oct. 12, we will offer “Free to Friends” subscriptions. Buy or renew a one-year print subscription, and we’ll give a one-year print subscription to a friend or institution of your choice. They just have to mention that they saw this on Writer’s Relief.

    Best,
    David”

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  41. Nina Badzin

    Just subscribed to Ploughshares, Creative Non Fiction, and Missouri Review!

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  42. Ampersand Books

    Ampersand Review can throw down for this. One free year to the winner. And if you buy an Ampersand Review subscription between now and the close of the contest, we’ll give you an extra 6 months free.
    AND if you buy an Ampersand Review subscription and win the contest, we’ll either give you another year free OR buy you a subscription to the litmag of your choice (within reason).

    Physically attractive and generous beyond reason,

    Ampersand Books

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  43. John Linstrom

    Used the Facebook “Like” button AND reposted the suggested paragraph to my Facebook profile. Will consider which journals to subscribe to in the next day or two. This is a great idea — thanks!

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  44. Hannah Karena Jones

    Tweeted it (#supportlitmags like @WeaveMagazine #baltimorereview and @philastories with this great free subscriptions contest! bit.ly/rgUNyH) and posted on my blog how “The Literary World Heard Our Prayers and Answered.”

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  45. renegadeword

    This is a great idea! Subscribed to the American Poetry Review and The Sun Magazine. I also tweeted the contest and posted info on both my personal Facebook profile and poetry blog page!

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  46. Diane Lockward

    Just tweeted and posted at Facebook. Would have added to my November Poetry Newsletter, but your contest is over this Wed.

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  47. John Linstrom

    Subscribing right now to Ecotone and Michigan Quarterly Review.

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  48. Erik Fenner

    Hooray for Lit mag love. Just subscribed to Plughshares and Zyzzyva.

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  49. Writers Relief Staff

    Neon Literary Magazine from the U.K. is in on the action as well!

    I would be more than happy to offer a 25% discount on subscriptions to your readers. I’ve set up a purchase page with the discount applied at . I wish you all the best.

    Kind Regards,

    Krishan Coupland
    Neon Literary Magazine

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  50. Writers Relief Staff

    This just in from Ruminate Magazine:

    Ruminate Magazine would also like to offer a “Free to Friends” subscription offer. If you buy a subscription or renew, Ruminate will give you a one-year gift subscription certificate to be redeemed whenever you choose (perfect for Christmas). You just have to mention that you saw this on Writer’s Relief.

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  51. Writers Relief Staff

    We just received this from Willow Review!

    “We at Willow Review would like to offer two free subscriptions to your contest and offer a discount to anyone who subscribes to Willow Review during the Writer’s Relief subscription contest. Just mention the contest on the subscription form, and we will discount a 3-year subscription by $5 and a 6-year subscription by $10.”

    http://www.clcillinois.edu/community/willowreview.asp

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  52. Writers Relief Staff

    This just in from Tar River Poetry:

    Great idea on the contest! We’d like to offer a free vintage back issue and a free current issue for every subscription purchased online. Use code RELIEF at checkout.

    Thanks!
    Tar River Poetry

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  53. Writers Relief Staff

    Here’s another offer from Gertrude Press:

    This is a wonderful contest! Thank you for all your support of literary magazines.

    Gertrude (http://www.gertrudepress.org) would like to offer a one-year subscription (two mags and a chapbook) for only $10; simply enter coupon code RELIEF at Checkout.

    Many thanks!

    Siobhan

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  54. Writers Relief Staff

    We just received this from Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment!

    The staff of Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment would like to donate a free one-year subscription to one of the Lit Mag Love contest winners. We publish two online issues and one print anthology per year. Thanks so much for putting this together!

    Best wishes,

    Sarah Burke
    Managing Editor

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  55. Suzanne Hebert

    Great idea. I now have a subscription to Ploughshares and The Sun. I also tweeted for the eight time ever at @journeyofthree

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  56. Writers Relief Staff

    Oxford American is in with its own offer as well!

    Here at the Oxford American, we would like to donate two 1-year subscriptions to support this effort!

    Best,

    Madeleine

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  57. Writers Relief Staff

    Haight Asbury Literary Journal is now offering this discount:

    $10 off a “Lifetime” subscription (six back issues and five years of future issues). Please mention the contest with the subscription in order to receive the discount.

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  58. Corrie

    Yay! Just subscribed to New England Review and Cave Wall.

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  59. Karrie

    Just subscribed to Tar River Poetry and New England Review, plus mentioned the contest via Facebook and Twitter @SideshowPoet. This is great — thanks!

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  60. Lynne Weiss

    I added New England Review to my previous orders for Agni and Post Road. btw, I already subscribe to Ploughshares, The Common, MonkeyBicycle, and One Story. Great to be adding to my list!

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  61. Tammy Jackson

    I subscribe to Alternative Press and Writer’s Digest, as well as, Poet’s and Writer’s.

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  62. Writers Relief Staff

    We have just received another deal! Hayden’s Ferry Review is donating two free issues to our contest!

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  63. Writers Relief Staff

    The Cincinnati Review just offered to donate a one-year subscription of their journal!

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  64. Writers Relief Staff

    River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative also just offered to donate a free one-year subscription to our contest!

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  65. Lisa V

    I want all these lit mags!

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  66. Ramon I

    SUCH a great contest; I subscribed to Mid-American Review + Fence, posted to facebook.

    HOLLA: Electric Lit, A Public Space, Ninth Letter, One Story, Hobart, Conjunctions, Post Road, Quarter After 8, Black Clock, salt hill, BWR, Columbia, Noon, Gigantic, etc etc etc…

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  67. Jeff Newberry

    Black Warrior Review & The Southeast Review. I think this is a *great* promotion. I’m Tweeting, Facebooking, & blogging about this contest. Great job, all!

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  68. Jack

    Subscribed to Ploughshares and Carolina Quarterly and The First Line

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  69. Willard Cook

    We won three 2011 Best American notables:one fiction, two nonfiction. The writers are over the moon. Please subscribe read us and then submit. If you read the magazine you will understand what we are looking for and increase your chances of acceptance.

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    • Writers Relief Staff

      We’d like to second Willard’s great comment. Epiphany is a great magazine! Find it here:

      http://www.epiphanyzine.com/

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  70. Writers Relief Staff

    Iron Horse Literary Review is graciously contributing TWO free subscriptions to their journal!

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  71. Samuel J. Howard

    Subscribed to New England Review and Poetry Magazine.

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  72. Andrea Danowski

    I subscribed to Gertrude Press and Camera Obscura! 😀 I’ll be sharing on FB now.

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  73. Callie

    Subscribed to *Conjunctions* and *A Public Space* today.

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  74. manup

    Subscribed to Ruminate and Tiferet. Thank you for the prompt, I’ve been wanting to get these two for a long time.

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  75. manup

    Subscribed to Tiferet and Ruminate.

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  76. RuminateMag

    @manup Thank you for your subscription – We really appreciate your support!

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  77. Brent Newsom

    After much deliberation, I’ve subscribed to Birmingham Poetry Review and Ploughshares. Thanks!

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  78. Sarah

    Subscribed to Parcel and New England Review!

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  79. Writers Relief Staff

    We just want to thank everyone who participated in this contest and helped make it a success! We are in the process of picking the winners and will post them on our blog as soon as we do. Win or lose, we hope you all enjoy your new lit mags!

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  80. Lisa

    I know the contest is over and you don’t have to enter me, but I just backed DVQ! Cool that people get their names in the lit mag for backing it!

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