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Based on the idea that fiction is an international movement supported by local communities Joyland is a literary magazine that selects stories regionally. Our editors work with authors connected to locales across North America, including New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto as well as places underrepresented in cultural media. Over the last seven years we’ve featured work from National Book Critics Circle winner Jonathan Lethem, Pulitzer finalist Lydia Millet, PEN/Faulkner finalist Amelia Gray, Giller winner Lynn Coady, Plimpton Prize winner Ottessa Moshfegh, Guggenheim Fellows Lynne Tillman and Terese Svoboda, Lambda Award winner Zoe Whittall, and Believer Book Award winner Tamara Faith Berger.

Just as important, we’ve been the first publisher of many amazing emerging writers. Diversity and range is built into our model and Joyland’s editors are listening for those new voices, ready to break through. We were the first publishers of novelists Helene Wecker and Ruth Galm, and an early publisher of Roxane Gay.

New content appears weekly and we go into print twice yearly with our Retro anthologies.
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Based on the idea that fiction is an international movement supported by local communities Joyland is a literary magazine that selects stories regionally. Our editors work with authors connected to locales across North America, including New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto as well as places underrepresented in cultural media. Over the last seven years we’ve featured work from National Book Critics Circle winner Jonathan Lethem, Pulitzer finalist Lydia Millet, PEN/Faulkner finalist Amelia Gray, Giller winner Lynn Coady, Plimpton Prize winner Ottessa Moshfegh, Guggenheim Fellows Lynne Tillman and Terese Svoboda, Lambda Award winner Zoe Whittall, and Believer Book Award winner Tamara Faith Berger.

Just as important, we’ve been the first publisher of many amazing emerging writers. Diversity and range is built into our model and Joyland’s editors are listening for those new voices, ready to break through. We were the first publishers of novelists Helene Wecker and Ruth Galm, and an early publisher of Roxane Gay.

New content appears weekly and we go into print twice yearly with our Retro anthologies.

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