Witness XXIX.1 (Spring 2016) Now Live

Witness XXIX.1 (Spring 2016) Now Live

The Witness Spring 2016 issue (XXIX.1) is now live.
Witness XXVIII.3 (Winter 2015) Now Live

Witness XXVIII.3 (Winter 2015) Now Live

The Witness Winter 2015 issue (XXVIII.3) is now live.
Witness XXVIII.2 (Summer 2015) Now Live

Witness XXVIII.2 (Summer 2015) Now Live

The Witness Summer 2015 issue (XXVIII.2) is now live.
Five Stars: The Review Review has a rave one for Witness

Five Stars: The Review Review has a rave one for Witness

"When I was young and growing up in a small town in Kentucky, popular magazines like National Geographic helped me feel connected to the wider world. Witness is the kind of magazine that appeals to the grown-up version of that child–the person who wants to see and encounter the world...
Photo Essay Submissions

Photo Essay Submissions

Witness is now accepting submissions of photo essays for our Summer and Winter online issues.
Witness Featured in "Top 50 Literary Magazines" List

Witness Featured in “Top 50 Literary Magazines” List

Witness appears in Every Writer's Resource's list of top fifty literary magazines.
Witness fiction included in Best American Short Stories Notables List

Witness fiction included in Best American Short Stories Notables List

The 2012 Best American Short Stories notables list includes three pieces of fiction first published in Witness.
Witness Reviewed by Newpages.com

Witness Reviewed by Newpages.com

Witness's Spring 2012 print issue "Disaster" was recently reviewed by Newpages.com.

CURRENT ISSUE » XXIX.1 (Spring 2016)

Spring Cover

Bobby Neel Adams

Poetry

Lisa Rosenberg, from Flight

Megan Snyder-Camp, Folklore, Ozette

Karyna McGlynn, The Devil Chains Me to the Microphone

Elizabeth Onusko, The Possibility of Refusing All Else

Sumita Chakraborty, Hound

Sarah Crossland, La Mancha, Afterwards

Sandra Meek, Still Life with Scenic Drive: Strix varia georgica (Southern Barred Owl), Bikers, and Boar Hunters

José Hernández Díaz, The Circus, The Winter

Taisia Kitaiskaia, Time Is a Bride

Fiction

Jimmy Cajoleas, John Gee’s Vision

Elissa Cahn, Leave No Trace

Nhi Huynh, Caught

Jaclyn Dwyer, What to Make of a Diminished Thing

Derek Palacio, Preparations for the Body

John Brandon, Late October

M.W. Larson, Hay in Summer

Stephanie Carpenter, Trial Watchers

Nonfiction

Sharon Dolin, Rear Window: The Ethics of Seeing and Telling

Gabriel Heller, My Violence

Wendy Call, La Intrépida

Ginger Gaffney, Learning to Walk

Photography

Bobby Neel Adams, Memento Mori

Witness blends the features of a literary and an issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to his or her times. Launched in Detroit in 1987, the magazine is best known for showcasing work that defines its historical moment; special issues have focused on political oppression, religion, the natural world, crime, aging, civil rights, love, ethnic America, and exile. The issues “New Nature Writing,” “The Sixties,” “Sports in America,” and “The Best of Witness, 1987 – 2004” eventually appeared as university press anthologies.In 2007, Witness moved to Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The magazine now publishes one special print issue and two general online issues each year and increasingly seeks out work that contextualizes the American experience by highlighting issues of global concern.