For defunct lit mags now and in the future

A New Home for Defunct Journals

When a literary magazine dies, what happens to the poems, stories, essays, and artwork that have been published in its pages over the years? Not enough, says Mike Joyce, editor in chief of the Chicago-based digital magazine Literary Orphans and cofounder of the Rookery, a new digital archive that will house previously published content from defunct print and digital magazines — an ever-growing collection of work that would otherwise be lost.