I have been connected to a lot of people in my life. My most important connections, besides my family and closest friends, are the peers, mentors and the network of artists, photographers, collectors and educators that I have met along the way. I am very thankful to all of you, especially on a day like today.
Some of my favorite Literary Journals use photography on their covers. I’ll take it one step further: some of my favorite literary journals also feature photographers in their issues. Around the horn on these covers you see photographs by Julie Blackmon, Amy Stein, Jenny Fine, Maggie Taylor, Abelardo Morell and Berenice Abbott––a fine mix of modern and contemporary photography.
At the AWP Writing Conference this past weekend, I visited with many of these journals who had booths at the conference and thanked them for using photography. They probably thought I was a little crazy for commenting on the covers and not the text inside, but I got to tell you, I sometimes do judge a book by its cover.
Here’s a list of Literary Journals and Magazines (sorry if I missed any of you). Submission guidelines for writing, art and photography can be found on their websites:
The Kenyon Review — Twitter = @kenyonreview
Hayden’s Ferry Review — Twitter = @haydensferryrev
Ecotone — Twitter = @EcotoneJournal
Ploughshares — Twitter = @pshares
Creative Non Fiction — Twitter = @cnfonline
Manor House Quarterly — Twitter = @MHQuarterly
The Paris Review — Twitter = @parisreview
Harvard Review — Twitter = @Harvard_Review
Indiana Review — Twitter = @IndianaReview
The Iowa Review — Twitter = @IowaReview
The Georgia Review — Twitter = @GeorgiaReview
The Missouri Review — Twitter = @Missouri_Review
The Southern Review — Twitter = @southern_review
Redivider — Twitter = @redividermag
N+1 — Twitter = @nplusonemag
Gulf Coast Journal — Twitter = @Gulf_Coast
The Virginia Quarterly Review — Twitter = @VQR
Lapham’s Quarterly — Twitter = @LaphamsQuart
Salt Hill Journal — Twitter = @salthilljournal