Little Star, a journal of poetry and prose, was founded in 2009 by Ann Kjellberg and Melissa Green.

ANN KJELLBERG, Editor, has been an editor at The New York Review of Books, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and Artes, the journal of the Swedish Academy. She is the literary executor of the poet Joseph Brodsky and the editor of Brodsky’s Collected Poems in English. She is an adjunct professor of creative writing at Bryn Mawr College.

MELISSA GREEN, Consulting Editor, is the author of two collections of poetry—The Squanicook Eclogues and 52—as well as a memoir, Color is the Suffering of Light. Her work has appeared in Yale Review, AGNI, Paris Review, and The New York Review of Books. The Squanicook Eclogues received the Norma Farber Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the Academy of American Poets.

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Review of Little Star #7 by Craig Ledoux
New Pages, November 18, 2018

“In the Beginning,” by Eliot Weinberger
excerpted from Little Star #6 in Harper’s, February 2015

“That New New Lit: Kicking off 2015 (and the best of 2014)”
By Jacob Kaplan
 January 6, 2015
Little Star  features many exciting stories and poems

“Round-Down: A Look at the Crowded Literary Journal Landscape,”
by Peter Kispert
Ploughshares blog, December 23, 2014
There’s also the phenomenal  Little Star, a journal that has a hand thoughtfully in both digital and print realms, publishing an annual journal of poetry and prose while also offering a weekly mini-magazine available as an app that you should go ahead and download.

“That New New Lit: November,”
by Jacob Kaplan
Impose, November 12, 2104
Little Star is a relatively new (2009) lit mag, but they’ve already published some astonishingly cool people

“Black Balloon Publishing’s Favorite Literary Magazines,”
by Michelle King
The Airship, Black Balloon, June 27, 2014

“Ghazal,” by Marilyn Hacker, from Little Star #5, receives
Pushcart Prize for 2013

Literary MagNet News and Trends
by Travis Kurowsky
Poets & Writers, March/April 2014
an annual journal of poetry and prose created in the minimalist “little magazine” tradition [that] has some not-to-be-missed material for the literary-minded nonfiction reader

“The Mission,” by Joy Williams
excerpted from Little Star #5 in Harper’s, February 2014

“Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week,”
by Moze Halperin
Flavorwire, January 22, 2014
2014’s first lit journal you really need to pick up

“Word for Word: ‘Little Star’ journal and app shining bright,”
by Anakana Schofield
Irish Times, January 11, 2014

What I am reading (Anakana Schofield),
by Ian McGillis
Montreal Gazette, July 5, 2013

“Literary Heirs,”
by Stephen Heyman
T Magazine culture section, New York Times blog, February 10, 2012
blends heady Russian poetry with prose by Jamaica Kincaid or Padgett Powell

“Writing Adrift in the World,”
by Tim Parks
New York Review blog, January 19, 2012

Staff Picks: Robyn Cresswell
Paris Review Daily, November 4, 2011

“Writing Worth Reading” pick
The Browser, August 17, 2011

“Little Star, Shining Bright,”
by Ron Hogan
USA Character Approved blog, July 8, 2011

“Mark Strand, Jamaica Kincaid, and Ian Frazier Help Launch Little Star #2,”
by Jeannie Vanasco
New Yorker Book Bench, May 10, 2011

Three pieces by Lydia Davis, from Little Star #1, receive
Pushcart Prize for 2011

“A Little Star is Born,”
by Jessa Crispin
“Need to Know on PBS,” January 4, 2011

Editor Ann Kjellberg on
The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, December 21, 2010

An NYRB Staff Favorite (Eve Bowen)
Typepad, New York Review Books, December 31, 2010

“Back to the Future (of Print),”
by Deirdre Foley-Mendelsohn
New Yorker Book Bench December 15, 2009

“Afraid to be men,” excerpt from “Manifesto” in Little Star #1
by Padgett Powell
Harper’s, June 2010

“The Booky Man: Little Star and Loose Change,”
by Charles McNair
Paste Magazine, March 11, 2010

Featured in “Pressing Issues”
by Laura Pearson
“Is Greater Than,” May 17, 2010

“Is there still a place for print literary mags?”
Dirda’s Reading Room,” with Michael Dirda
The Washington Post (online), March 22, 2010

“Welcome, Welcome Little Star,”
by Joseph Hutchison
“The Perpetual Bird,” June 4, 2010

“Catching Up with Little Star,”
by Daniel Nester
We Who Are About To Die,” August 8, 2010

Mention in “Luna Digest,”
by Travis Kurowski
Fictionaut, September 14, 2010

“Best of the Bunch,”
by Daniel Hartlay
“Thinking Blue Guitars,” May 5, 2010

Linked to ‘”Elsewhere in the Republic of Letters”
on The New Republic Book page

“A very fine venture indeed… everything such a magazine should be
—John Banville

”Just about the best lit mag out there.”
—Meakin Armstrong

“An elegant exception to an increasingly flashy world of letters.”
—Travis Kurowski

“Look @Little Star new literary journal—How I wonder what you are?—is brightly twinkling”
—Margaret Atwood (via Twitter)

“A sophisticated, wise and fierce little magazine.”
Bookslut’s Jessa Crispin

Of all the amazing apps by micro publishers 29th Street, Little Star is my favorite.”
Wall Street Journal’s Sarah Barns

“The consistent thing I read and look forward to each week is Little Star Weekly, available as an app. Editor Ann Kjellberg curates a prose piece, often in translation, a poem or two, and a piece of art. It’s the perfect gulp for me.”
—Anakana Schofield, Montreal Gazette

“Little Star is youthful, zesty, international, unpredictable, and a joy to read. It’s also handsomely printed, and a joy to hold in one’s hand.”
—Rosanna Warren

“Little Star and Little Star Weekly bring me back to my undergraduate days at Columbia when the latest issue of Partisan Review or Paris Review would arrive and my little band of English majors would read and discuss them endlessly. This new journal and its weekly supplement keep that intellectual excitement alive.”
—Ron De Maris

“Best literary journal I have seen in a long time.”
—Joy Jacobson