The Virginia Quarterly Review is nearly a century old, but they’re getting with the times for a new project. The revered literary magazine will be sharing daily photos and accompanying stories for an entire year. They’re calling it #VQRTrueStory.
The project is designed to create a dialogue between the magazine, its website, and its social media arms. The Virginia Quarterly Review is calling it an “experiment in nonfiction.” Stories will “share platforms,” giving readers access to different views on the same subject.
Needless to say, these aren’t your typical Instagram posts. #VQRTrueStory posts feature powerful photos and superb writing. Deputy editor Paul Reyes told NiemanLab that the Instagram posts get the same editorial scrutiny as the print publication does.
The project started back in December and is still going strong. According to The Virginia Quarterly Review, it will run all year long – so now’s the time to follow them on Instagram!
Main image: the Virginia Quarterly Review’s Instagram page