jmww's fall edition
jmww, the Baltimore-based online literary journal, has just released its fall edition.
You'll find poetry, stories and the "hell boxes" of featured artist Rachel Bradley, a Towson University alum who lives in Brooklyn. There's also criticism, including a review of Dear Everybody by local author Michael Kimball (for the Read Street interview click click here) and Christine Stewart's discussion of her favorite poets of the moment.
jmww may be ahead of its time. The University of Manchester just started an online-only journal called The Manchester Review. Edition #1 includes poetry, essays and the opening chapter from Man Booker winner John Banville's upcoming novel, The Sinking City. The semi-annual review is published by the university's Centre for New Writing, home to professor Martin Amis.
Is this the future for journals, which are often pressed for cash? Just as e-books are nibbling away at book sales, will online journals wipe out their paper counterparts? Or do you prefer the traditional version?