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World Literature Today
About World Literature Today: The award-winning World Literature Today, your window to world literature and culture for over eighty years.
630 Parrington Oval, Suite 110
Norman, OK 73019-4033
Phone: (405) 325-4531
Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 3-6 weeks Payment: copies Contests: no Distributors: Ingram Periodicals, Zinio, JSTOR ISSN: 0196-3570 Founded: 1927 Issues per year: 6 Average pages: 80 Copy price: $4.95 Sample price (postpaid): Free in US Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $25 (US), $55 (Int'l); online subscriptions: $15, print & online: $30 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $130(US), $160 (Int'l)
Publisher’s description: The award-winning magazine World Literature Today has served as a window to world literature and culture for over eighty years. Each issue features essays on literature, politics, and culture, interviews, and original poetry and fiction from the world’s best writers. Recent contributors include Amitava Kumar, Alan Cheuse, Junot Diaz, Ana Menéndez, Benjamin Percy, Sherman Alexie, Etgar Keret, Bharati Mukherjee, Gary Shteyngart, and Pireeni Sundaralingam. Please visit our website at www.worldliteraturetoday.com or, for faster service, call 405.325.4531 to subscribe.
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“One of the best edited and most informative literary publications that I know” —Lars Gyllensten, Swedish Academy
"The pages of WLT, issue after issue, offer necessary and rich vistas of literatures and cultures in the twenty-first century . . . Both original creative writings and critical commentaries put us truly in touch with the world and its literature." —Margaret Stanfield, London, January 2009
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Five years on from the Great Recession, WLT is proud to present an international sampling of working-class literature, guest-edited by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish (November/December 2013). We hope readers will enjoy the diverse range of voices presented in these pages. Featuring 16 American Working-class Poets: Hakim Bellamy, Jeanne Bryner, Jim Daniels, Brian Fanelli, Rain C. Goméz, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Kathleen Hellen, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, Jason Poudrier, Levi Romero, Aaron Rudolph, Sandee Gertz Umbach, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, and Karen J. Weyant. Pluse more essays, poetry, and an interview.
In “Taking Their Place: Queer Lit in the 21st Century,” guest-edited by George Henson, the September 2013 issue of WLT showcases work by Samiya Bashir, Monica Carter, Norge Espinosa Mendoza, Achy Obejas, Alonso Sánchez Baute, Abdellah Taïa, and Nicholas Y.B. Wong. Other highlights include Meena Alexander on the uses of poetry; an interview with David Albahari; poems by Danielle Legros Georges, Musan Cho Oh-hyun, and Wang Xiaoni; essays from Mexico and Nigeria; and book reviews from around the globe.
“Four-Legged Fictions,” a portfolio devoted to writers and their canine characters, headlines the July 2013 issue of WLT, featuring poetry and fiction from Australia, France, and Spain. Additional highlights include an interview with Rawi Hage, an alphabet of Twitter minifiction by Alberto Chimal, and an essay by Ilan Stavans that asks, “Is American literature parochial?” An exciting mix of other poetry, fiction, essays, and book reviews rounds out the issue.
last updated 10/28/2013