Hello readers!

We normally share links of interesting reads around the web but this week we wanted to do something a little different.

Here's a list of some of our favorite Lit Mags currently on the web.

Reservoir Lit just released their October Issue, and they published a lovely poem by Emily Corwin from Issue 03 of Daphne.

While not online (you can purchase an issue for $3.00) Bop Dead City* is one of our favorite poetry zines. They also pay authors if you're interested in submitting.

Thrush Poetry Journal is hands down killing it. We love their issues and they are publishing some really exciting up and coming writers. I feel like every time I read an issue I see one of their authors winning an award a week later. 

Sea Foam Mag* is another great publication that has also featured Daphne alumni, Kersten Christianson to be exact.

We love Lit.Cat's* beautiful issues and playful website. Read a poem, take a quiz, get some literary inspiration- they truly have everything. 

Spilled Milk is another magazine we love, they combine great design with lovely poetry and their September issue is straight fire. 

What magazines do you enjoy reading? We'd love to hear suggestions for next week!

*Full disclosure I have had work published by these magazines, but I truly love their mission and the work they publish.

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Weekend Links

Here's a little round-up of stuff from the internet. 

New to submitting? Here's a good primer on mistakes to avoid during the submissions process.

We loved this essay by Deirdre Coyle on David Foster Wallace, toxic mansplaining and the pain of your experience co-opted by oppressors. 

Some book organization tips from Read it Forward.

Another powerful essay from earlier this year; Bonnie Nadzam on the difficulty of speaking out against your abuser, especially when that person is in a position of power over your career.  

The end of HBO's Girls and it's controversial place in pop culture. 

Are you a Bronte lover? Here are six current books inspired by Jane Eyre to add to your reading list. 

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Stuff We Like: Poetry Roundup

For National Poetry Month we wanted to share some our recent favorite poems from around the web. 

Words I Need From My Sister by Alina Stefanescu in Elke Journal.

Things Kitty Genovese Should Have by Jennifer Martelli in Thrush Poetry.

The Beastangel by Alison C. Rollins in Poetry Magazine.

Together, Alone by Alex Dimitrov in The Iowa Review.

3 Poems by Kangsen Feka Wakai in Public Pool.

What are some of your favorite poems recently? Let us know in the comments!


Weekend Links


What are your plans this weekend? We'll be writing poems for National Poetry month and probably finding time to eat some tacos- you know the usual! Here's some stuff from the internet we've been reading.

I rankle at this idea that I need to spend my mental and emotional space writing in reaction to Trump. There are ways in which the moment we’re in will filter into our work. [...] I don’t want to ignore the moment we’re in, or abdicate responsibility to respond to it, but I don’t even know what a fictional response to Trump would even look like! Writing about black people who have humanity is already pushing back against Trumpism. [...] To write about black characters is to assert black humanity. By doing that, you’re pushing back against the forces of white supremacy, which have existed before Trump and will continue to exist long after him. - Brit Bennett

That quote above is from an interview with Brit Bennett on The Millions. The whole things is a great read. 

Have you heard of the Sad Girls theory

Photos from the streets of New York. I want a story about the man in the suit carrying the high heels. 

All the things women are doing wrong.

If you want to read about bad or bad-ass women start with this list.

If you're in or around LA here are some great places to see the wildflower super bloom. I keep thinking this phenomenon would be a good story detail.

It's National Poetry Month, maybe the best time to send your favorite poet some fan mail.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, sees some wildflowers or has some yummy tacos. We'll be back on Monday with another writing prompt and some of our favorite poems.

Recommended Reading: Jack Gilbert

One of our favorite poets is Jack Gilbert (1925-2012). Born in Pittsburgh, Gilbert moved around the East Coast in his early twenties, attending the University of Pittsburgh and eventually moving west to attend San Francisco State University for his masters degree. His first book of poetry won the Yale Younger Poets Prize and he was the recipient of a Guggenheim among other awards. His poems often focus on relationships, the natural world and tensions between pastoral settings and urban life. 

We love his poetry and we love re-reading his wonderful interview with The Paris Review. Here's one of our favorite quotes;

You can read some of his poems here and here

Weekend Links

Well, dear readers, we're back here again. Another Friday, another week come and gone. Here's some stuff from the ether of the internet that we enjoyed this week.

An interview with Martin Hebert discussing his new book on artists that reject the commercial art world. 

Elena Ferrante's novels are being made into a television show. 

Be an artist in residence at a National park. 

The power of protest: a striking photo series on the protests taking place across the US.

Loved this interview of R.A. Villanueva by Kaveh Akbar.

Have a good weekend everyone. See you on Monday!

Stuff We Like: Creative Non-Fiction

Dear readers,

We've been working on clarifying our submissions guidelines, especially those regarding creative non-fiction (CNF). To that end we wanted to share some links to CNF pieces that we love. 

First up is Rebecca Solnit's essay on the 80 books no woman should read. Solnit, a master of the essay, writes about creating a personal canon outside of gender binaries and establishment biases. Part recommendation, part rejection of recommendations, Solnit asks us to think about why some books are considered universally important and some are just considered genre. 

Next is Zadie Smith's piece "Some Notes on Attunement" which explores the evolution of her Joni Mitchell fandom. Smith reflects on how art can affect us at different points in our life; how as viewers we can go from hate to love as we grow and change over time. 

Lastly Veronica Hackethals's essay on Island of the Blue Dolphins reexamines her relationship with a beloved novel from her adolescence. How do we approach old favorites with the wisdom of adulthood? Can we still find value in a story through the lens of intersectional examination?

We want pieces that think critically about our relationship with art, music and writing but we also want to know what those relationships meant to you; how they helped you survive tough times or thrive through adversity. As always if you have questions don't hesitate to query us: daphnemag.editor@gmail.com 


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