The Common in The City
Electric Literature covers The Common's one-year celebration in their blog "The Outlet":
The Millions' Tiffany Gilbert writes about The Common in the City party on Tumblr: http://millionsmillions.tumblr.com/tagged/litbeat#TiffanyGibert
Reviews of individual issues
The Review Review gives Issue 04 five stars: http://www.thereviewreview.net/reviews/south-african-poetry-magical-real...
The Review Review reviews The Common: http://www.thereviewreview.net/magazines/common
Like Fire welcomes The Common as "a fresh contender in the lovely summertime stream of literary journals, one that's absolutely worth taking a look at." Read more here.
The Faster Times reviews the first issue of The Common, celebrating the magazine as a "place for the placeless." Read the piece here.
New Pages reviews Issue 00 in advance of our official debut, describing The Common's prose and poetry as “polished, refined, and serious,” Read the full review here: NewPages - The Common 00 - January 2010
General News of The Common
The New Yorker cites The Common as a new journal that has found its way. Read the full piece by James Wood here.
The Millions affirms The Common's mission; essayist Sonya Chung says that, through The Common, "I seem to find my nowhere-somewhere, a peculiar feeling of home; my modern sense of place." See the full essay here.
The Boston Globe features The Common in "Read Local," a piece that compares the magazine to farmers' markets. Read it here.
Orion Magazine welcomes The Common's first issue with open arms, praising the magazine's beauty, contributors and dedication to print.
"There’s always something exciting about a Volume 1, Number 1, especially one so beautiful as The Common, which comes out of Amherst, Massachusetts. The magazine is sort of a relief: very fine contributors, some known and some not as well-known, yet; wonderful typography; devotion to print in form as well as having a nice website. Quality lives"
The Chronicle for Higher Education runs an in-depth Q&A with editor Jennifer Acker that describes why we’re uncommon, the inner workings of the journal, and how we’ll negotiate print and digital publishing. Read the piece here. In Search of a Modern Sense of Place
Inside Higher Ed heralds the launch of The Common, describing our mission, our roots in Amherst College’s rich literary tradition, and our crucial ties to UMass-Amherst and other local institutions.
Read the full article here: Amherst Starts Literary Journal
The Common in the Spring 2011 issue of the Amherst Magazine: Print Makes a Stand.
Amherst Bulletin explores The Common's origins as a print journal, as well as its relationship with Amherst College. Read here.
Watch editor Jennifer Acker's interview with WGBY's Connecting Point about the genesis of The Common on our new Tumblr
The Common is featured in The Recorder. Read the article below.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette explores The Common's ties to a larger literary tradition at Amherst College and asks: is launching a print magazine in 2011 "swimming against the tide?" Maybe. But editor Jennifer Acker has faith. Read more here.