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 author of the national bestseller All You Can Ever Know  and Catapult’s digital editorial director. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Guardian, TIME, and Vulture, among others. Find her on Twitter: @nicolesjchung