The Best Literary Fiction Blogs & Websites

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Earlier this fall, I was asked for a list of the best blogs and websites focused on literary fiction and culture. While I knew of a few, I put the question to my social network, and was able to curate the following list.

If I’ve missed any sites that deserve consideration, please let me know your favorites in the comments, and I’ll consider expanding the list. (Note: I have deliberately excluded well-known traditional media, e.g., Publishers Weekly, New York Times, etc.)

Best Literary Fiction Blogs & Websites

  • Bookslut. One of the oldest and best places to find out about new books and literary news, by Jessa Crispin. Twitter: @thebookslut
  • Bonus #2: If you love literary culture AND mass media: The Awl
Add your suggestions and thoughts in the comments.

 

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  2. Hi Jane, 
    Have a look at this blog site http://middlestage.blogspot.com/  
    Chandrahas is the author of the novel Arzee the Dwarf and this blog is rich in its collection of essays and book reviews of Indian and International literary fiction.  

  3. Hi Jane, 
    Have a look at this blog site http://middlestage.blogspot.co…  
    Chandrahas is the author of the novel Arzee the Dwarf and this blog is rich in its collection of essays and book reviews of Indian and International literary fiction.

  4. You missed Reluctant Habits (www.edrants.com); in the same league with Maud Newton and Bookslut, plus a long-running series of podcasts with major contemporary writers.

  5. I just learned of Let’s Get Critical, “a hand-picked site of cultural criticism, essays and reviews,” which looks like it will be a good one to follow.

  6. Thank you for this list, Jane. I get the complete list of lit. journals and small press from Poets&Writers, but they have yet to list the lit. blogs. Great resource to have for any writer :)

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