February 2012’s lineup of online magazines are:
- Sentinel Nigeria’s Issue #8, November 2011 – January 2012 has essays by Tolu Ogunlesi and Sylva Nze Ifedigbo. There is lots of fiction and poetry as well.
- Words Without Borders has Volume VI: International Graphic Novels
February brings our annual showcase of the international graphic novel. From time travel in Buenos Aires to rebirth in postwar Beirut, starvation in Mao’s China and assimilation in 1950s Paris, these artist-writers delineate character and plot with their singular styles. See how Krzysztof Gawronkiewicz and Grzegorz Janusz, Mazen Kerbaj, Li Kunwu and Philippe Ôtié, Nawel Louerrad, Héctor G. Oesterheld and Solano Lopez, Roannie and Oko,and Jérôme Ruillier make every picture tell a story. WWB contributor Rutu Modan talks with Meg Storey about writing comics in Israel. Elsewhere, we present seven new poems by Vénus Khoury-Ghata, winner of the 2011 Prix Goncourt de poésie.
- I’ve discovered a new journal, Kweli. From its Content Manager:
Our original thought for January/February was to feature literature on civil-rights themes honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In a meeting with Kweli board members, the conversation quickly moved to the broader concepts of protest and social justice and morphed into discussion of “Occupy Wall Street.” “Could we put out a call for submissions on ‘occupation literature’?” “Was there such a thing?” We did, and there is. Writers responded enthusiastically, making our selection process delightful, but difficult
- The Kalahari Review present essays that look at Africa from the Outside
- Reviews form Open Letters Monthly
- The March/April edition of World Literature Today has a number of short fiction and reviews which are free to read online.
- Pank Magazine
- The Center for the Art of Translations for February 2012 features three short stories from Russian and the Netherlands.