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Summarized by Kent Larsen

LDS Literary Magazine Hopes For Long Life
(Founders hope Irreantum has long life among LDS magazines)
Deseret News 22Apr00 A4

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- The LDS literary magazine Irreantum has survived for about a year now, which scholars and writers might consider a novelty given the rate at which literary magazines fail. However, its founders hope that it will be published for many years more. Co-managing editors Benson Parkinson and Chris Bigelow hope that Irreantum will buck the trend among literary magazines. "We're still small," says Parkinson, "but what buzz we hear has been good."

The magazine has a broad focus, offering not only the short fiction, poetry and criticism typical of literary magazines, but also including news and insights into LDS publishing and excerpts of the ongoing discussion of Mormon literature on AML-list, the email discussion group also sponsored by Irreantum's parent, the Association for Mormon Letters.

The magazine covers not only literature published by traditional LDS houses like Deseret Book and Bookcraft, but also new and unpublished works, more controversial works, such as those published by Signature Books, and even the literature published by Mormon authors at national and other non-LDS publishers.

The current issue is a good example of this, including essays by BYU professor Richard H. Cracroft and author Edgar C. Snow, Jr., original drama by BYU professor Eric Samuelson, an interview with LDS author Margaret Young, poetry by author Cathy Gileadi Wilson, several reviews, eight news stories and highlights from AML-list on five topics as diverse as "Depicting Spiritual Experiences" and the "Price of LDS Books."

Irreantum has previously been available as part of the dues of the Association for Mormon Letters, but is now seeking to expand its subscriber base. Subscriptions cost $12 per year.For more information about Irreantum or the Association for Mormon Letters, call 373-9730 or send e-mail to or


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