Private: Literary publications on the rise in L.A. and Chicago

Last month San Francisco Chronicle book critic David Kipen gave nice NPR audio reviews to three new California literary journals: Swink, Black Clock, and Los Angeles Review. (Via Moorish Girl.)

An April LA Weekly article discusses the bicoastal ambitions of Swink, which seeks to connect literary Los Angeles and New York.

According to the Chicago Tribune, zines in Chicago are taking off, too: “Aimed at the erudite and hip, attention-grabbing local titles from The Baffler to WhiteWalls and TENbyTEN have won small but loyal audiences from New York to Los Angeles and beyond.”