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Last minute runner-up! I didn't see Glass Mountain's new cover (which is wicked sexy) until today, but it's got a vintage French maid on it. w00t!
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#1 Karyna McGlynn on 2013-02-18 15:28 (Reply)
See the pic and go to their launch party here:
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#1.1 Karyna McGlynn on 2013-02-18 15:30 (Reply)
Obviously you've never looked at Ragazine.CC....
On our front page, we show past issues' covers.... please check them out. Think you'll appreciate:
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#1.2 Mike Foldes (Homepage) on 2013-02-24 17:33 (Reply)
Yes, why are literary mags so woefully visually dull much of the time?

You missed VQR's invitation to guest-art direct their Female Conscience issue:
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#2 jana (Homepage) on 2013-02-18 17:36 (Reply)
Missouri Review Peril, 2011 Issue. This one just gets me!
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#3 patricia bjorklund (Homepage) on 2013-02-18 17:48 (Reply)
Agreed, Patricia. In the end it was hard for me to choose between MR's Peril and Shadow issues. Both are so wonderful.
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#3.1 Karyna McGlynn on 2013-02-23 19:25 (Reply)
Not to toot our own horn, but our cover for issue 13 (by the excquisite Chitra Ganesh) has you all beat:

Here's our front cover:

And here's our back:
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#4 Hugh Behm-Steinberg (Homepage) on 2013-02-19 17:47 (Reply)
Oh, man. That's awesomely disturbing. You know, I might have totally put that on the list if I had seen it! If you're interested in doing a subscription swap with Gulf Coast, hit me up at
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#4.1 Karyna McGlynn on 2013-02-23 19:38 (Reply)
I loved this post - it made me want to go out and gather up an armful of mags to take home and read in the bath. Especial kudos to your own chicken cover last summer, which is gorgeous and mysterious.
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#5 Elsie Gray on 2013-02-23 06:01 (Reply)
How much fun is this article?! I particularly enjoyed the Ninth Letter with the silly man on the cover. But the cover I find most compelling is the Paris Review. The colors are striking. Number 9, 13, 15 are all tied for second though!
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#6 Lindsey Woodruff on 2013-02-24 15:11 (Reply)
I'm taking a Document Production class right now and these are great examples to look at from a "design" aspect. I really like #15, #9, and #7. They really captured my attention.
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#7 Savanna Tarwater on 2013-02-24 21:31 (Reply)

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