Witness XXVII.2 (Summer 2014) Now Live

Witness XXVII.2 (Summer 2014) Now Live

Witness' winter 2013 issue (XXVI.3) is now live. Contents include poetry and fiction by Michael Hyde, Deborah Clearman, Mary Kuryla, Mi Ditmar, Nicholas Maistros, Charles Bernstein, Rebecca Lindenberg, Michael Rutherglen, Jaswinder Bolina, and Joyelle McSweeney.
New collection from contributor Jason Ockert

New collection from contributor Jason Ockert

Neighbors of Nothing by Jason Ockert will be available from Dzanc Books on November 16.
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...
Rooney Poem Included in Best American Poetry 2013

Rooney Poem Included in Best American Poetry 2013

Anne Marie Rooney published the poems "Entry: open sky" and "Entry: open word" in Witness XXV.2.
2014-15 Bennett Fellows Application Live

2014-15 Bennett Fellows Application Live

The application period for the 2014-15 Bennett Fellows residency cycle, which offers up to three $50,000 stipends to outstanding writers, is now open.
Witness XXVI.2 ("Redemption") Reviewed on New Pages

Witness XXVI.2 (“Redemption”) Reviewed on New Pages

The most recent print issue of Witness, "Redemption" (XXVI.2), has been reviewed on New Pages.
New Sze-Lorrain Poetry Collection

New Sze-Lorrain Poetry Collection

My Funeral Gondola, by Fiona Sze-Lorrain, is now available from El Leon Literary Arts.
Alissa Nutting Novel Tampa Now Available

Alissa Nutting Novel Tampa Now Available

The new novel from BMI PhD fellow, and former Witness Fiction Editor, is generating national buzz.
Armstrong Story Collection Wins Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

Armstrong Story Collection Wins Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

Going Anywhere selected from more than 500 manuscripts from 16 countries.
Mennies Collection Wins McDonald Poetry Prize

Mennies Collection Wins McDonald Poetry Prize

"The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards," by Rachel Mennies, has won the annual Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry.
Witness XXVI.2 (Summer 2013) Now Live

Witness XXVI.2 (Summer 2013) Now Live

Witness issue XXVI.2 (Summer 2013) is now live.
Photo Essay Submissions

Photo Essay Submissions

Witness is now accepting submissions of photo essays for our Summer and Winter online issues.
2012-13 BMI Video Archive

2012-13 BMI Video Archive

The 2012-13 BMI video archive features panel discussions and literary readings with national and international figures.
Woolfitt Manuscript Wins Epiphany Editions Chapbook Contest

Woolfitt Manuscript Wins Epiphany Editions Chapbook Contest

William Kelley Woolfitt's manuscript "The Boy With Fire In His Mouth" has won the Epiphany Editions chapbook contest.
Callahan Short Story Collection Published by Starcherone Books

Callahan Short Story Collection Published by Starcherone Books

Starcherone Books has just published Jonathan Callahan's short story collection, The Consummation of Dirk/
Kondrich Poetry Collection Published by Parlor Press

Kondrich Poetry Collection Published by Parlor Press

Parlor Press has just published Christopher Kondrich’s new book of poetry, Contrapuntal. The book contains poems that were first published in Witness XXV.2, the Summer 2012 online issue.
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.
Rekdal Poem Included in Best American Poetry

Rekdal Poem Included in Best American Poetry

Paisley Rekdal poem "Wax" was included in the 2012 edition of Best American Poetry.
New Haworth Essay Collection

New Haworth Essay Collection

CCLaP Publishing has just published Kevin Haworth's essay collection Famous Drownings in Literary History: Essays on 21st Century Jewishness.
New Kearns Story Collection

New Kearns Story Collection

Aqueous Books has just published Rosalie Morales Kearns' short story collection Virgins and Trickters.
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.
Bucak story selected for O. Henry Prize Anthology

Bucak story selected for O. Henry Prize Anthology

Ayşe Papatya Bucak's story "The History of Girls" has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 O. Henry Prize Anthology.
Poetry Daily features Sharma's "Adversity"

Poetry Daily features Sharma’s “Adversity”

Poetry Daily recently featured Prageeta Sharma's poem "Adversity," which was first published in Witness's "Distaster" issue.
Witness Reviewed by Newpages.com

Witness Reviewed by Newpages.com

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

Swearingen wins Jaffe Award

Witness contributor, Rachel Swearingen, will receive a 2012 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award.
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.