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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Online book review magazine
Dianna Dilworth, per Galleycat, at MediaBistro.com, reports that there is a new vehicle for reviews of literary books, courtesy of no less than the Los Angeles Review of Books
The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) has plans to publish a series of online magazines under a new division which is called, “LARB Channels.”
The division will produce a number of new nonprofit digital literary magazines aimed at fostering culture around books and the arts. The first five are called: Boom: A Journal of California, The Marginalia Review of Books, The Levantine Review, Avidly and The Philosophers Plant. There will be more in the series.
“The Channels division gives us the opportunity to extend our support to other independent magazines who, like us, want to build a community around vanguard writing in literary criticism, politics, science, the arts, and culture” explained Tom Lutz, the Editor in Chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books, in a statement. “We intend for these publications to form a new, cutting edge literary collective in tandem with our flagship magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books.
But will they review Indies, no matter how good? That is the crux -- because the biggest hurdle in Indie publishing is getting that book reviewed by professionals.