Collection Policy


Each title is examined individually and judged on its own merits. This is a subjective process with general guidelines.

Considered publications:

  1. Fluctuations in policy include student literary magazines sponsored by a college or a university.
  2. Little Magazines of political nature are important for research, and while these titles can present dilemmas, they often contain a mix of issue-oriented articles, reviews, occasional poems, and stories.
  3. Literary reviews and academic quarterlies: generally these are bought for the general collection, but the lines sometimes become blurred.

We do not collect underground newspapers, science fiction and zines, newsletters, underground comix, scholarly academic journals, slick commercial magazines, community magazines and small press magazines which publish only articles from a specific angle.