This coming Sat/Sun is a dream weekend for lit mag lovers. On Saturday, New York Public Library hosts Magathon–its ‘marathon reading’ by editors of such faves as: A Public Space, AGNI, Anderbo, Bellevue Literary Review, canteen, Drunken Boat, Electric Literature, Fence, Lalitamba, The Literary Review, Lumina, MAKE: A Literary Magazine, The New York Quarterly, The Oxford American, Puerto del Sol, The Same, Skidrow Penthouse, St. Petersburg Review, Storyscape Journal, Slice, Vestal Review, Yankee Oracle Gazette, and ZEEK: A Journal of Thought and Culture (thanks to the Daily News for that list). The even runs from 4:00-6:30 and takes place at NYPL’s main branch, on 42nd and 5th.
Magathon and Lit Magazine Fair, June 19/20
On Sunday, keep the intellectual bender going at Housing Works’ 11th Annual Literary Magazine Fair, where mags will be discounted by more than 50%. Is this real? Does this happen in New York? I’m so confused. I thought this city only wanted to suck my wallet dry, not pad it with love and good feelings and $$.
The Mag Fair runs from 12-5pm at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126th Crosby St. Go read what ya’ heard!