Narrative Magazine is 1st on our list of Top Online Literary Magazines. Edited by Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks two well-established editors, the publication is making a real run at being a “big time” literary magazine on the web. Not many publications in print or online have been able to be successful AND keep creative content as their bread and butter. Narrative is attempting to do just that. They are working week after week to bring great writing to the web and to promote writers. It is like the Atlantic Monthly depending on fiction and poetry first and articles second. Narrative acquired long time print magazine Story Quarterly and is now carrying out a literary tradition by bringing that writing to the mainstream. They are doing something amazing and worthwhile for writers and every writer on the web should support them.
Here you have former editors and writers who have worked for or published in publications like Esquire, GQ, and Vogue who are trying to bring great writing on the web like never before. The site states, “Narrative was founded in 2003 with the idea of exploring what could be done with quality literary publishing on the Internet. At that time nothing existed online that could stand alongside well-established literary periodicals, but it was clear that unless writers moved onto the Internet they would soon be marginalized.”
They do it right, and they are working very hard to promote writing as a mainstay of the web. Read them, subscribe and visit often. They are number 1 on our list for both their content and their vision. They could, if they were in print, be at the top of our print magazine list as well.