Lit Mag Adoption Program

Lit Mag Adoption Program for Creative Writing Students



Most poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction by emerging writers first finds its way into print through literary magazines, yet few student writers actively engage with the spectrum of magazines published today. By integrating literary magazines into course curricula and providing opportunities for one-on-one interaction between literary magazine publishers and creative writing students, the Lit Mag Adoption Program promotes a generation of new writers that are also active readers and productive members of the larger literary community.

How it Works

The Lit Mag Adoption Program for Creative Writing Students allows undergraduate and graduate creative writing professors to include literary magazines in their courses. Students receive discounted, 1-year subscriptions for selected literary magazines (professors receive a free "desk-copy" subscription). Each participating class will receive at least two issues of the magazine during the semester. In addition, classes will have direct interaction with the magazine publisher/editor through a virtual (or in-person where local) "One-on-One" chat session.

Lit Mags: If you are an editor or a publisher and you'd like to put your publication up for classroom adoption, please contact Past participants should note that future involvement with the lit mag adoption program will require a new commitment each year.

Professors: If you are outside the continental US, please contact If you are located within the US, register your class now. Once you have submitted the online registration, you will receive detailed instructions about how to proceed; including information about processing your desk copy subscription, unique login information to provide to your students, and further details about scheduling your editor/publisher classroom visit. Students will then order their discounted subscriptions through this website. Please note that a minimum of 5 students must subscribe in order for your class to participate in the lit mag adoption program.

Students: Order your course subscription now. Note that you will need the unique login information provided by your professor.

Participating Magazines

Click on a title to visit the magazine's website. NOTE: course adoption subscriptions can ONLY be ordered through this site- NOT on the magazine's web site.

A Public Space
After Dinner Conversation
Alaska Quarterly Review
American Chordata
Colorado Review
EcoTheo Review
Full Bleed
Hanging Loose
Hypertext Magazine
Kenyon Review
New England Review
Ninth Letter
One Story
Rain Taxi Review of Books
River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative
Sinister Wisdom
The Blotter
The Common
The Georgia Review
The Hopkins Review
The Massachusetts Review
The Paris Review
The Southern Review
The Sun Magazine
Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream
Willow Springs

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