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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.
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: https://www.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.
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.
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.