Non-Genre Fiction Magazine Recs Wanted
July 26, 2011 8:56 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for fiction journal or magazine recommendations, and I don't know where to start other than what I don't want: 'Genre' or McSweeney's.
posted by cobaltnine to media & arts (16 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I do read voraciously, but I read way too much sci-fi/fantasy and I'm trying really hard to read 'general' fiction. But whenever I start reading 'non-genre' fiction, I tend to get bored; so I figured if I get a magazine, that's less intimidating than a book, and if it has a bunch of stories, hey, at least one of them's got to be good.
What I've liked: some of the fiction in the New Yorker. But it makes me jealous of events in the city, so I'd rather not get it. Most of what I've read from Akashic press, including the non-genre stuff. I read popular non-fiction about 1:5 books.
What I've disliked: every book I've read from the McSweeney's press. Twee stuff. Generally stuff marketed toward women as an amorphous group.
Cost isn't really an issue, but I'd rather not import from outside the US, and I'm pretty much English only for fiction.