One of the few litmags I can afford to subscribe to is One Story. This afternoon I found an email from them in my inbox announcing this program.
I wish this had been in place last year so I could’ve signed up for my summer course … although I suppose six weeks isn’t long enough to really take advantage of it. I won’t be teaching creative writing again until my third year, so I’ll have to remember it then.
I think it’s great to put undergraduates into contact with literary journals; I remember Dr. Mark O’Connor assigning presentations so that his students had to research what was out there. (He also made submitting a story to one of them part of our final assignment, which I think was wonderful.)
I will admit getting free desk copies as the teacher is also an incentive.