Literary fiction publication: The Paris Review

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What: The Paris Review, a quarterly literary journal
When: 1953 to present
Who: Masthead
How: Takes donations and has a store; U.S. subscriptions start at $49 a year
$: Duotrope says: “Professional payment (5 or more U.S. cents per word)”
Typefaces: Garamond Premier Pro, Georgia, Cambria, Times New Roman, Times, serif; elsewhere: Proxima Nova Condensed, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif
Words per page: ?

Scores in Clifford Garstang’s Pushcart Prize rankings: 48 in 2013, 54 in 2014, 54 again in 2015, 45 in 2016

Looking at their website, it seems they don’t include author bios, let alone author photos, on the same page as a short story. They don’t even appear to link to a contributors page or anything. That’s wonderful. No wonder the site feels so quiet and bookish.

The “Art of Fiction” series is great. Just black text on a white background—the interviewee is allowed to set the tone.

Standouts:

Edited January 11th, 2018 to add: I see editor Lorin Stein has resigned after apparently harassing, assaulting, and otherwise being inappropriate with various women. Good for the Review for investigating, but shameful that it went uninvestigated so long. The interim editor is Nicole Rudick.

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