Lit Mag Love
By Room Magazine
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Lit Mag Love takes you behind the scenes of literary journals to give you insights on what’s going on there—I talk to writers and editors about their writing practice, delving into what they like in submissions, how journals work, and current trends and topics in the literary scene.
||CleanTake Notice with Donna Talarico of Hippocampus||“I’ve just become better at noticing those little mechanical things,” says the guest for this episode, Donna Talarico, the founder and publisher of Hippocampus Magazine.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPick Pleasure over Ambition with Wendy Lesser from The Threepenny Review||Wendy Lesser is an American critic, writer, and editor based in Berkeley, California. She is the founding editor of the arts journal The Threepenny Review, and the author of a novel and several works of nonfiction.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe Luminescent with Amanda Leduc of Little Fiction/Big Truths||“Don’t give up and recognize that the writing is a thing in and of itself as well. You need to be able to love doing the writing and just love being in this world that you create with your characters, over and above wanting your name on a book.”||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLift Up Women’s Stories with Sierra Skye Gemma, Contest Coordinator at Room||Sierra also shares how she approaches writing her own difficult stories and gives really pointed advice for writers of creative nonfiction (CNF) and for writers who are trying to decide if a piece is suitable to enter contests.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemember Write Rhymes with Fight with Eufemia Fantetti of Humber Literary Review||“You can’t always know who is really gunning for you to succeed, and who is just sitting there, rubber-stamping and like, I don’t care if it doesn’t look like me and it doesn’t sound like me, I don’t want to have anything to do with it.”||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstand Who You Are with Alicia Elliott of The Fiddlehead||Alicia Elliott is a Tuscarora writer and the new Creative Non-Fiction editor at The Fiddlehead magazine. She is also someone both daring in her writing, and solid in her beliefs. (Links to her essays appear below, or check out her Twitter feed.)||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStick With Writers with Shazia Hafiz Ramji from PRISM||We also discuss emotional urgency in poetry, literary criticism, and you’ll come away with a better sense of what working with a dream editor is like and what kind of poems you should never submit to Shazia.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTurn Your Writing Outward with Carleigh Baker of Joyland Vancouver||“Last winter was a dark winter in CanLit.”||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWrite When Language Fails with Janice Lee of Entropy||Janice is the author of KEROTAKIS, Daughter, Damnation, Reconsolidation, and The Sky Isn't Blue. She is Editor of the #RECURRENT Series at Civil Coping Mechanisms, Assistant Editor at Fanzine, and serves as Executive Editor at Entropy.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet Love Lead You with Derek Askey of The Sun Magazine||Derek Askey is the Editorial Assistant with The Sun and has an MFA from Colorado State University. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. He writes about music.||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvest in Relationships with Pamela Mulloy of The New Quarterly||“Quiet stories are the ones I’m often drawn to.”||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListen to the Writing with Chelene Knight of Room||“I don't have a favourite genre. I have a favourite mindset: I have the power to change the world however I see fit.”||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Writing is like Running and Cycling with Andrea Bennett of Maisonneuve||“So poetry and prose are a little bit like running and cycling, in that there are some things that cross over and other things that don’t.”||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake Something Strange with Thea Prieto of The Gravity of the Thing||“It could be overwhelming sometimes how many ways a story can be correct and different at the same time.”||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExpose Something Scary with John Haggerty from The Forge Lit Mag||“I think if you’re not working to expose something deep and scary, then in a sense, you’ve already failed.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Subject is Off Limits with Shashi Bhat from Event Magazine||“We’re looking for quality and we’re looking to be surprised.”||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Rachel Thompson's voice is pure silk. Lovely to listen to.
A great tool and motivator!
I love Rachel's courses and emails so much so it's no surprise to me that I love this podcast as well. It gives me new tools and ways to think about my own writing and revising and leaves me feeling reassured that I belong in the literary world. Keep up the great work!
Lit Mag Love
An excellent and informative podcast!!!