Cover Photo: Lena Valencia
Lena Valencia

“An Ideal Platform for Emerging Writers”: Lena Valencia on Literary Magazines

“So much of our culture values commercial success over quality . . . literary magazines are a respite from that mentality.”


McSweeney’s

American Short FictionStonecutter

One StoryAlso, depending on the magazine, once your piece has been accepted for publication, you get the experience of working with an editor, which can teach you a lot about your own writing.

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Nicole Chung is the editor in chief of Catapult magazine and the former managing editor of The Toast. Find her on Twitter: @nicole_soojung