Everyone should have a top five, a top ten, or even a top twenty.
I have a top thirty list.
That’s thirty literary magazines I want to see my work in.
The top three are the cream of the cream. The literary elite. They are listed in the order of their (almost) unbreakable publishing bourgeoisie-ness.
The rest that follow are still pretty big deal, but they are listed in no particular order.
Some of them (a whole lot actually, now that I am looking at them again) are Canadian.
Why this list?
Because it’s good to aspire.
Also, from what I have heard, publishing credits not only earn you street cred (as a writer), but also boosts your ever flailing writer’s ego.
And since recently I got to cross off a name from the list, I have been on top of a cloud higher than #9.
My most queer piece till date, “Regular,” got accepted by LIES/ISLE! Watch this space.
Update: My TOP 30 list. Click to download.