Do you read short memoir? I posted a poll a while back asking about the lit mag reading habits of readers. At that time, I mentioned that I was reading short memoir in back issues of lit mags.
But where can we read short memoir online? I thought I’d make it easy and post a link to a few good magazines that are either online or have a solid online presence–and that publish a lot of memoir.
Hippocampus: go to the Memoir tab and it will pull up a variety of memoir stories
River Teeth’s Beautiful Things column: River Teeth is an esteemed print journal with a column of very short (250 words) pieces
Broad Street Magazine: an online magazine of “true stories”–you need a subscription for a lot of it, but they have links to stories, as well
Lunch Ticket: each issue is completely online–plenty of memoir and other genres
Post Road Magazine: This print journal offers an online sampling of stories and poems from each issue.
AGNI Online: This website is a division of the esteemed print journal AGNI.
25 responses to “Where Do You Read Short Memoir Online?”
Luanne: Thanks for this informative post. I checked out the River Teeth site, and am quite impressed! Will enjoy those relatively short pieces in its “Beautiful Things” section. 🙂
River Teeth is a gorgeous print journal, too, so when they started offering the Beautiful Things online I was thrilled.
Great list, Luanne!
Thanks, Windy! If you know of others that should be put on here, I can add them in a new section.
Thank you for such great information!
I’ll check this lists out Luanne, thanks for sharing.
That’s great, Seyi. I hope you enjoy the reading!
Luanne, to a serious writer like you, I imagine it would be very informative to read these magazines, publishing ideas,etc. And from my end of the art business, the shorter the work, I would think, (and this is going into territory I know nothing about…yours), like quick drawings, the writer has to be “fast and loose.” The economy of words mean that the result is purer? We used to do a lot of little 5 minute sketches. And the work often times was better than the hour long ones. Not as labored.
Hehe, so funny to hear myself describe as a serious writer. I like that! The funny thing with writing is that the shorter pieces can end up being more labor-intensive. I almost think that they might be the opposite of a quick drawing (what I know nothing about hah) because rather than “sketching” the words have to be exactly right so that there isn’t one extra or sub par word in the piece. Hmm, wondering what others think about this!
So do I. My opinion is, that all art: visual, literary or a movie….the quality depends on the editing. Absolutely the editing. Annie Hall was Annie Hall because of Woody Allen’s editor. As far as visual art and a quick sketch, I may do a blog about this………
OK! 🙂 I can’t wait to read it!
You must stop enticing me with more reading material, Luanne! When will I have time to write? Seriously, great list…thanks! 🙂
Jill, I hope you enjoy reading from these journals!
Thanks so much for this great list Luanne…and I ditto Jill, yikes 😀
Hah, remember that these are online so they tend to the shorter and it’s so inexpensive (free) and easy to read online . . . . So have fun!
Great list, Luanne. Thank you!
Ah, you’re welcome, Karen. Happy reading!
Thank you for including Hippocampus Magazine on this list! D
I wouldn’t skip it, Donna. It’s one of my favorite literary magazines!
I don’t know of any, but I appreciate the links!
Enjoy the reading!
I never even thought to look for memoirs online. Thanks so much for the links!
There are more and more all the time, Marie. It’s so exciting!