5 August 201012 October 2010 Main Posts Time and space and the literary journal Editorial team Yesterday I read the most scintillating post over at Nieman Journalism Lab: ‘Following up on the need for follow-up‘. It was the kind of piece you read and wish you’d written, and can be summarised thusly: we need to move beyond our news cycles – ‘the daily paper, the nightly newscast, the monthly magazine’ – because our reality is no longer confined by them. Here’s Megan Garber (author of the post) quoting Matt Thompson (from NPR and Snarkmarket): Journalism can now exist outside of time. The only reason we’re constrained to promoting news on a minutely, hourly, daily or weekly basis is because we’ve inherited that notion from media that really do operate in fixed time cycles. And this got me, an associate editor at a literary journal, pondering the relativity of journalism and literary journals and their relationship to time, information and identity. At one point in time, long ago, say the 1970s, we had quarterly journals. No electronic publishing, no blogs and far fewer submissions. Mr Ted Genoways, editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, estimated: ‘Back in the 1930s, magazines like the Yale Review or VQR saw maybe 500 submissions in a year; today, we receive more like 15,000.’ Read the rest of the piece over at Meanland. Editorial team More by Editorial team Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?