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what does it mean: literary journal
The term "literary journal" can mean two things, I think.
1. A magazine or journal that is published and focuses only on literary works, current and past.
2. A journal that YOU keep as you read; in this journal you write your reactions to the works that you read, whether they are poetry or prose. If you are keeping a literary journal for a particular class, the teacher will probably have directions for you to follow, but mostly it's a place for you to record what you think about each work, not just to summarize the works.
A literary journal is a magazine that appeals to, and its circulation is mostly in, literary circles: academics, writers, and poets