Writing Filter
  1. Berfrois

    Founded and edited by Russell Bennetts, Berfrois is a literary-intellectual online magazine based in London, England, covering a range of subjects from poetry to philosophy and science to economics.

    Art
  2. Tin House

    Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews and covers both established authors and undiscovered writers.

    Books
  3. Draft by Draft: The Narrowing Lens of “Stranded”

    At Brevity, Jill Talbot, author of the memoir The Way We Weren’t, gives us a masterclass in revising our writing after rejection: “So many times, we have to get out of our essay’s way.”

    Art
  4. Harper’s Magazine

    Harper’s Magazine is the oldest general-interest monthly in the US, exploring current events, politics, society, culture, and the environment through longform narrative journalism and essays from both new voices and distinguished writers.

    Commentary
  5. The Ploughshares Blog

    This is the lively literary blog of Ploughshares, the award-winning literary journal of Emerson College in central Boston. The blog was launched in 2009.

    Books
  6. The Normal School

    “We’re just sort of the lit mag equivalent of the kid who always has bottle caps, cat’s eye marbles, dead animal skulls, little blue men and other treasures in his pockets.” The Normal School is a biannual publication for people who love to read.

    Essay
  7. Literary Hub

    Lit Hub is a central place for writers, publishers, books, bookstores, librarians, and readers to congregate and celebrate books and literary culture.

    Books
  8. n+1

    n+1 is a print and digital magazine of literature, culture, and politics published three times a year. New online-only writing is posted several times a week.

    Commentary
  9. The Missouri Review

    Founded in 1978, The Missouri Review is based at the University of Missouri and publishes four issues yearly. Each issue includes stories, poetry features, and essays, which are selected from among 12,000 unsolicited submissions sent from writers around the world each year.

    Essay
  10. The Last Word On Nothing

    “Science says the first word on everything, and the last word on nothing,” said Victor Hugo. The Last Word on Nothing is a collaborative blog by science writers all over the world. They write for publications like New Scientist, Scientific American, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and more.

    Environment
  11. Chicago Review of Books

    The Chicago Review of Books wants to make the literary conversation more inclusive and highlights small and independent presses and diverse writers and genres, including those based in Chicago. It publishes book reviews, author interviews, and literary news.

    Books
  12. terribleminds

    Terribleminds is the blog of novelist, screenwriter, and game designer Chuck Wendig. He blogs about writing, pop culture, and a whole lot more. His site can be sometimes NSFW (“not safe for work”) — and in some cases, he says, probably NSFL (“not safe for life”) — so read with caution!

    Authors
  13. The Paris Review Daily

    The Daily is the blog of the Paris Review, the quarterly literary publication dedicated to culture and the arts.

    Books
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  14. How We Escape It: An Essay

    “Writing is one thing, living is another—or maybe not. In this, our life-as-maze, we can either spend our days wishing the maze weren’t so difficult or accept the challenge and be a-mazed in turn.” At JSTOR Daily, Mary Cappello pens a scholarly longread on what it means to escape.

    Academia
  15. Granta Magazine

    Granta is a London-based literary quarterly that publishes a range of writing from Nobel laureates to debut novelists. In its themed issues, you’ll find fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and interviews.

    Books