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.3 (Winter 2016)

Paolo Morales / “Self portrait looking at snow”
from the series “These Days I Feel Like a Snail Without a Shell.” Shot during the first 2016 snow storm outside the artist’s apartment in Arlington, Virginia. 24×20 in., archival inkjet print.

Poetry

Aditi Machado, Il y a un futur. Le futur passe., Meniscus

Matthew Mahaney, From the Mapmaker Fables, Small Senses, Music Exposure

Shayla Lawson, Strawberry Swing

Felicia Zamora, In Middle with Other, Peel-back, O for Passage

Cristiana Baik, Winter Solistice

Jasmine Dreame Wagner, A Vivid White Space

Fiction

Lois Taylor, Tom

Ethan Chatagnier, Dr. Diaz at the Brink

Marilyn Abildskov, Goodness

David Crouse, Beautiful Dead Thing

Annie Reid, I Don’t Feel Like Myself Today

Nonfiction

Cynthia Lim, After the Plane Crash

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.