The Evolution of Literary Magazines
According to popular definition, a literary magazine is one that focuses its content on various areas of literature. Basically, when you look at its content, you will see that it is filled with short stories, long essays, interviews, poems, letters, biographies, and reviews. The other name for this collection of literary work is journals.
Literary magazines have come a long way dating the years 1789 to 1792. Every month, there were periodicals being released on certain parts of the world. Most of what you see from these published work are articles that are reprinted as well as some extracts of literature and politics. A more bilingual approach to monthly publications was observed come the years 1792 towards 1794 for every monthly publication. The articles that were published were then those that made the general public become more interested with them such as topics about health, politics, and science.
If you look at American magazines through the years, oldest magazine to be published before the it was put to suspension during the World War II was the North American Review. The oldest magazine, however, that is still being published until recently is the Yale journal. In the present, literary magazines have become an essential part of lives in all countries of the world. In the 20th century, there have been more and more magazines that have been published all across the globe. There have been dedicated awards given to magazine articles. Today, if you are planning to write a magazine article, it is up to you to decide which publications you will go for in order for your article to reach out to more people and circulate much better. This is one of the reasons why there is a recent growth in literary magazines.
A decade ago, however, there has been a great development in literary magazine where it has finally been in keeping with the times, you call them online magazines. It seems that going paperless has become a trend in the recent times where literary works are now published online without any papers at all. A lot of concerns were being held by the writers of these literary magazines; some were stressed out if the public will accept online magazines and were quite worried about where things will be heading starting there. However, with more readers becoming more technologically-inclined, they were finally happy to have these online magazines coming. As of this writing, you see a great number of online magazines that are being published for the satisfaction of online readers in more ways than one. When you pay close attention to online literary magazines, you will see that they now come with illustrated periodicals, family magazines, as well as entertainment news that cater to more of the large public. Basically, there are now diverse publications there are.