In a digital nod to literary publishing tradition, Amazon Publishing announced plans to launch Day One, a weekly digital literary magazine focused on short fiction and poetry, including works from new authors and foreign authors in English translation. The new literary journal will focus on one fiction writer and one poet each week. The Annual subscription for 52 weeks is priced at $19.99 but Day One is being offered for the limited introductory price of $9.99.
The first issue of Day One will feature “Sheila,” a short story by Rebecca Adams Wright, and “Wrought,” a poem by Zack Strait. Day One will download automatically each week to each subscriber’s Kindle library. Each issue will include an introductory essay about each writer as well as bonus content in the form of author interviews, illustrations and playlists.
Daphne Durham, publisher, Amazon Publishing’s adult trade and children’s group, said “Literary journals have long been an important part of giving a voice and a platform to new and undiscovered authors. We are trying to add to that tradition in a digital age. Day One, with its weekly focus on writers and poets, allows us to showcase unique stories and poems and shine a bright light on these authors.”