12 Days of Lit Mag Giving



Over at the n+1 shop, there are about a dozen different holiday sets. If you’re looking for a bundle of literary advice, new feminist classics, or some basic self-help, n+1 has you covered.



HOOT is a monthly lit mag in the form of a postcard. For $15, you can gift twelve “cool-looking, literature-infused postcards.” Each issue “has a story or poem written by a contemporary author, with art just to match it.”



ZYZZYVA is celebrating its 30 year anniversary with deals on annual subscription rates. You can get four perfect-bound issues for $40.



Boulevard is also celebrating its 30 year anniversary. The magazine recently published an anthology of its best short stories, which is discounted when paired with a digital or print subscription.

Two Dollar Radio


Ok, so you won’t find lit mags here. Still, Two Dollar Radio is offering some great deals on books and t-shirts, and even has a holiday BOGO deal going.

Tin House


Tin House–a staple in every annual anthology–is offering discounted subscription rates and even throwing in a bonus digital subscription with every print subscription purchased this holiday.

Threepenny Review


Threepenny Review is offering a deal for new subscribers: five issues for the price of four.

The Believer


McSweeney’s is currently offering several deeply discounted bundles, including a subscription to The Believer, which comes with four back issues.



BOMB’s Holiday Sale includes 50% off of subscriptions, and they’ll throw in a tote bag if you order The Author Interviews, which features 30 years of writers interviewing writers.



Give the gift of the Poetry Foundations magazine, Poetry, and keep one for yourself with a holiday 2-for-1 offer!

The Black Warrior Review


The Black Warrior Review, which has been in print since 1947, is offering a deal on back issues. For $20, you get 10 randomly selected issues of the magazine.

The Paris Review


If you give the gift of The Paris Review this season, they’ll throw in a copy of their brand new anthology, The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from The Paris Review.

That rounds out our 12 days of giving, but if you’re like me and it’s too hard to choose just one mag, check out 

Journal of the Month


“Get a new print literary magazine in your mailbox on a regular basis. Which one? What you receive changes month-to-month, but every participating magazine is a highly-regarded actor in the contemporary literary scene that publishes exciting fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from new and established voices. Not only will you get to read the best writing being published today, but over time, you’ll get a terrific overview of the vibrant ‘little magazine’ scene.”

Any order of 8 issues or more gets a free issue of Post Road this holiday season.

For original poetry, fiction, art song, and interviews, please visit our magazine at www.memorious.org.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on Outside of a Cat and commented:
    Sara’s compiled quite the list here, so I’m reposting this for all of you who are still looking for that ‘just the ticket’ gift for the readers / writers in your life.

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