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NPR Books: Literary Fiction
Find "news about [contemporary] books [both fiction and nonfiction] and authors [both American and international writers] along with our picks for great reads" here. "Interviews, reviews, the NPR Bestseller Lists, New in Paperback and much more" are also included.
After taking a five year absence from publishing monthly fiction in 2005, which tore the magazine from its more than century-old literary roots, fiction is once again included in each issue, although perhaps, not as prominently as before. Nevertheless, they feature some fictional entries from issues on their website such as their "Poetry" section (scroll down to find the section in the middle of the page). If you click on the search icon to the top right, it will open up a search box and you can also type in "archive" to be taken to the archive section where "...back issues of The Atlantic that have appeared on the Web...From September 1995 to the present..." can be "browse[d]", mostly in their entirety, although some are only available via their "premium archive" (requiring a fee). To find 19th century issues of the Atlantic from its literary beginnings, please see the link below from Cornell University.
An exceptional opportunity to see literary history in the making via these early issues thanks to Cornell University Library's "Making of America (MOA)" project! With The Atlantic Monthly founders including literary giants, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell and Oliver Wendell Holmes, the magazine was home to many famous 19th century American greats' "first stories" such as "Mark Twain...[and] Henry James" (from http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/about/atlhistf.htm). More than a magazine, The Atlantic Monthly is a testament to our nation's literary history and evolution.
Harper’s Magazine, "the oldest general-interest monthly in America", "made its debut in June 1850" and "soon began to print the work of American artists and writers—among them Horatio Alger, Stephen A. Douglas, Theodore Dreiser, Horace Greeley, Winslow Homer, William Dean Howells, Henry James, Jack London, John Muir, Frederic Remington, Booth Tarkington, and Mark Twain." Click on the "Archive" tab at the top of the page to browse through select articles from each decade starting all the way back to the 1850s.
"Every Monday The Library of America features a new Story of the Week. It could be anything: a short work of fiction, a character sketch, an essay, a journalist’s dispatch, a poem. What is certain is that it will be memorable, because every story is from one of the hundreds of classic works of American literature published by The Library of America."