The following links are to literary and political
sites on the Web that are using this new medium's potential in impressive
ways: by publishing the work of new writers and artists as well
as new thoughts and new ideas. We welcome your feedback and suggestions.
"Visions" is the literary/artwork section of an
Israeli social justice site (one devoted to matters involving
Middle East peace as well as the socially ethical practice
of Judaism). The poems, stories, and artwork sometimes have
political or religious themes, but just as often address
personal responses to love, loss, pain and ecstasy. A visually
pleasing site, with many good links.
This site is designed to help you to sort through the mountains
of information on the Internet and find the "precious nuggets
of real content...from among the most intellectually stimulating
sites on the Internet."
A digest, updated every weekday, of some
of the best arts and cultural journalism, including reviews
of new concerts and exhibits and industry news.
One of the best and most intelligent magazines in America—"bound
in 1857; unbound since 1993"—has a large and varied Web
site featuring prose and poetry from the print magazine, archives,
"Web-only features," and a readers' forum, "Post
& Riposte," which features, among other things, a place
for people to post their own creative writing.
A California webzine which contains some terrific poetry,
fiction, and artwork/photography. It also publishes chapbooks
and selected pieces from "little magazines." An
altogether impressive site.
This new online journal of literature and the arts features,
in its first issue, work by Norman Dubie, Rachel Hadas,
John Dufresne, and Hal Crowther.
A Virgina webzine that features fine new poetry, prose,
plays, writer's notebooks, interviews, and non-fiction pieces.
It also offers RealAudio works and a project called "Cafe.Blue,"
a "virtual cafe in the form of an online mailing list."
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This site features full content of "Context," a free print
publication dedicated to the development of a literary community,
and numerous in-depth author interviews. It is also the
site of the Dalkey Archive Press.
The on-line version of the Bard College journal specializing
in "innovative fiction, poetry, criticism, drama, art and
interviews by both emerging and established writers." Contributing
editors include Chinua Achebe, John Ashbery, and William
Poetry Review Newsletter
An online journal "devoted exclusively to the criticism
of poetry." Boston Review reviewers Ethan Paquin
and Brian Henry are contributing editors.
A Washington state publisher devoted exclusively to poetry.
Has published books by Pablo Neruda, W.S. Merwin, Denise
Levertov, Kenneth Rexroth, Su Tung-p'o, among others.
This is an online literary quarterly in real audio with
original material (in both text and audio) by Charles Simic,
Neal Bowers, Mark Jarman, Richard Foerster, R.T. Smith,
Kevin Pilkington, Mark Wunderlich, Kelly Cherry, and others.
Interviews include Robert Pinsky, Robert Creeley, R.T. Smith,
Mark Doty, John Tranter; also, look for its monthly features.
Literary Magazines and Presses
Information about and jobs in the literary publishing industry.
An organization dedicated to promoting emerging artists and writers in the interest of facilitating a discussion on the future of the Arts. In addition to the monthly online magazine, Eleven Bulls has staged art exhibitions in New York City and Washington, DC, and a collaborative reading.
The purpose of this Web site, in the words of its creators, is "to
stimulate research and foster communication about egalitarianism,
to allow the members of the network to exchange their ongoing work
in a convenient way, and to enable anyone interested to get easy
access to this information."
Contains over 65 programs featuring a wide-ranging group of writers, poets, social and cultural activists and thinkers. The archive grows on a monthly basis with fresh audio files from live programs hosted in Santa Fe before a public audience. Each audio file generally has a reading segment by the featured writer or poet followed by a lively conversation between the reader and a colleague.
TLR seeks to introduce "new fiction, poetry, and essays
from many nations, regions, or languages to English readers."
An accessible site.
The University of Michigan's flagship journal, publishing
essays, interviews, memoirs, fiction, poetry, and book reviews.
One issue each year is entirely devoted to a special theme:
"The Automobile and American Culture," "Detroit:
An American City," "Contemporary American Fiction,"
"The Female Body," "The Male Body,"
"Bridges to Cuba," etc.
"Award-winning, nonprofit literary publisher of high-quality
books that place an emphasis on cultural diversity, environmental
stewardship, exceptionally crafted poetry, and insightful
literature for adults and children in the middle grades."
A simple and well-organized collection of the journal's
fiction and poetry. Also includes back issues and guidelines
Site features fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, features,
and book reviews published in past issues of this excellent
The Modern Review is published quarterly by the Parsifal Press Literary Arts Association. Our desired end is sustained access to a relevant literature, one that refuses to oppose tradition to innovation, the personal to the objective.
A journal of the LSU Graduate Creative Writing Program,
features prose, poetry, artwork and literature in translation.
Website of the near two-centuries-old literary periodical
features selected poetry, fiction, and reviews from the
A monthly online multimedia publication devoted to discovering
emerging talent in the arts. This link brings you to the
literary arts page.
A monthly literary magazine; "Starting Point for the Literary
e-Press." This site also features Pif's Pilot, a literary
This is a poetry-appreciation site featuring poetry discussion
groups, a members' gallery, poetry archives, and a "poem
of the day" feature.
Poetry Daily is an anthology of contemporary poetry which
each day brings you a new poem from books, magazines and
journals currently in print. Poems are chosen from the work
of a wide variety of poets published in the English language.
Our most eminent poets are represented in the selections,
but also poets who are less well known.
This site features audio poetry readings, reviews of music
and spoken word record releases, and the opportunity for
visitors to participate in a poetry slam.
Radical Society: Review of Culture and Politics is the journal
of the Center for Social Research and Education, formerly
published as Socialist Review. It is a forum for radical
and progressive politics, cultural dissent, political economy
and international relations to be debated and explored.
Reviews, interviews, and multimedia about current books
from one of the first Web-only general interest magazines.
The Microsoft webzine's Arts and Life section features cultural
essays and a weekly poem selected by Robert Pinsky and read by
Spire Press is a small independent literary press dedicated to promoting talented new
and neglected poets and writers. Recent authors include Jackie Bartley, Wanda Praisner, Celia
Lisset Alvarez, and Phebe Davidson.
This peculiarly resonant English site is devoted to haiku
and short poems. Its unique look places each poem in the
center of an otherwise blank page, thus compelling the reader
to consider the words against the context of empty white
"Web Del Sol is a collaboration on the part of dozens of
writers, poets, editors, publishers, and staff whose goal
it is to acquire and frame the finest contemporary literary
art available in America and abroad, and to array it in
such a manner that it speaks for itself. You might say that
Web Del Sol classifies as a grand experiment, a literary
event at once in a continuous state of birthing and crescendo
A short-story magazine founded by Francis Ford Coppola,
dedicated to finding and publishing the best new voices
in short fiction. The site features stories from current
and recent issues of the magazine.
This attractive San Franciso journal publishes exclusively
poetry, prose, and artwork by West Coast writers and artists.
Its site features selected works from the print journal.