Open City (magazine)

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Open City
Categories Literary magazine
Frequency three per year
Founder Thomas Beller and Daniel Pinchbeck
Year founded 1991
Final issue 2011 (2011)
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
ISSN 1089-5523

Open City Magazine and Books was a New York City-based magazine and book publisher that featured many first-time writers alongside those who are well known. The editors were Thomas Beller and Joanna Yas.

History and profile

Thomas Beller and Daniel Pinchbeck founded the magazine in 1991,[1] and were soon joined by Robert Bingham, who in 1999 founded the book series. It was published by a nonprofit organization, Open City, Inc. Open City Magazine was produced three times per year. Open City Books released two to four books per year. Their first book was a collection of poetry by David Berman. The magazine and books were distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West.

Writers published in the magazine include Mary Gaitskill, Richard Yates, Irvine Welsh, David Foster Wallace, Robert Stone, Martha McPhee, Nick Tosches, Denis Johnson, Rick Moody, Michael Cunningham, Marcelle Clements, Jonathan Ames, Sam Lipsyte, Joe Andoe, Jerome Badanes, David Berman, Jonathan Baumbach, Joshua Beckman, Matthew Rohrer, Matthew Zapruder, Anselm Berrigan, Jill Bialosky, Hakim Bey, Paula Bomer, Alba Branca, Quang Bao, Jason Brown, Bliss Broyard, Lara Vapynar, Rachel Sherman, Charles Bukowski, Robert Olen Butler, Emily Carter, Alexander Chancellor, Bryan Charles, Alfred Chester, Christopher Sorrentino, Delmore Schwartz, Cyril Connolly, Adrian Dannatt, Jocko Weyland, Thomas Beller, Meghan Daum, Rick DeMarinis, Rodney Jack, Catherine Bowman, Geoff Dyer, Alicia Erian, Edward Field, Nick Flynn, Ford Madox Ford, Bruce Jay Friedman, Rivka Galchen, Deborah Garrison, Mark Gonzales, Dana Goodyear, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Ryan Kenealy, Daniil Kharms, Wayne Koestenbaum, James Lasdun, Monica Lewinsky, Rebecca Wolff, Amine Wefali, Kevin Young, and C.K. Williams.

The magazine's discontinuation was announced in March 2011.[1][2][3] It published 30 issues during its existence.

Published books

See also


  1. ^ a b Christian Lorentzen (2 March 2011). "Open City, Closed: Acclaimed Literary Journal Says Goodbye". Observer. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Open City Magazine Is Closing after 20 Years; Open City Books To Continue". Open City. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Thomas Beller looks back on Open City by Harriet Staff". Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. 2018-04-17. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  • Open City Accessed September 22, 2006.
  • Open City Index Accessed December 29, 2008.
  • Open City Books Accessed December 29, 2008.

External links

  • Open City Magazine & Books website
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