Looming (journal)

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Looming (Creation) is the oldest literary journal in Estonia.[1]

Literary journal[edit]

Looming was founded in 1923 by the Estonian writer Friedebert Tuglas. Its purpose was the publication and popularization of Estonian contemporary literature. Virtually all known Estonian authors have contributed to the journal.

During the Soviet occupation of Estonia Looming was controlled by the Writers' Union of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Currently, the publication of Looming is jointly funded by the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the State Kultuurkapital Foundation and the Estonian Writers' Union. The latter determines the chief editor of the magazine, who is responsible for the content of Looming. It is published twelve times a year. The editorial office is based in Tallinn.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Marin Laak (Autumn 2000). "Estonian literature in the 1920s and 1930s". Estonian Literary Magazine. Estonia Institute. Retrieved 17 January 2011.