While novels certainly have their charms, as gifts they can leave something to be desired. Even if the recipient hasn’t yet read the book of the season, she’s out of luck if the writing doesn’t tickle her fancy. Literary magazines cleverly elide this problem by featuring multiple voices, many of which aren’t yet available in novel form. Most contain poetry and nonfiction, too. Below is a sampling of attractive and worthy journals, several of them locally produced, sure to thrill even the most critical of readers.
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