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 the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter 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.

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Publisher Joshua Wolf Shenk

Managing Editor Joseph Langdon

Founding Editor Peter Stine (1987-2006)

Founding Publisher Sidney A. Lutz

Editor Emerita Amber Withycombe (2007-2012)

Summer Issue 2016

Poetry Editor Leia Penina Wilson

Assistant Poetry Editor Hannah Andrews

Fiction Editor Maegan Poland

Assistant Fiction Editor Lorinda Toledo

Readers Noha Al-Badry, Christine Bettis, James Joseph Brown, Tim Buchanan, Kristian Einstman, Ryan Hyun, Matthew Kollmer, Olufunke Ogundimu, Becky Robison, Timea Sipos, Jack Stilwell, Ariana Turiansky, Ernie Wang, Autumn Widdoes

Winter Issue 2015

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Poetry Editor Olivia Clare

Assistant Poetry Editor Leia Penina Wilson

Fiction Editor Brett Finlayson

Assistant Fiction Editor Maegan Poland

Nonfiction Editor Maile Chapman

Readers James Joseph Brown, Marianne Chan, Kelly Elcock, Austin Ely, Kathryne Gargano, Matthew Kollmer, Joleen Long, Becky Robison, Paul Sacksteder, Rene Solivan, Ariana Turiansky, Michelle Villanueva, Ernie Wang, Denise Weber

Summer Issue 2015

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Poetry Editor Olivia Clare

Assistant Poetry Editor Leia Penina Wilson

Fiction Editor Brett Finlayson

Assistant Fiction Editor Maegan Poland

Readers James Joseph Brown, Marianne Chan, Kelly Elcock, Austin Ely, Kathryne Gargano, Matthew Kollmer, Joleen Long, Becky Robison, Paul Sacksteder, Rene Solivan, Ariana Turiansky, Michelle Villanueva, Ernie Wang, Denise Weber

Spring Issue 2015

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Poetry Editors Derek Pollard & Olivia Clare

Assistant Poetry Editor Leia Penina Wilson

Fiction Editors Aurora Brackett & Brett Finlayson

Assistant Fiction Editor Maegan Poland

Nonfiction Editor Derek Pollard

Readers James Joseph Brown, Marianne Chan, Austin Ely, Jean Ho, Joleen Long, Amy Mayo, Becky Robison, Paul Sacksteder, Rene Solivan, Ariana Turiansky, Michelle Villanueva, Ernie Wang, Denise Weber

Winter Issue 2014

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Poetry Editor Derek Pollard

Assistant Poetry Editor Olivia Clare

Fiction Editor Aurora Brackett

Assistant Fiction Editor Brett Finlayson

Nonfiction Editor Derek Pollard

Readers James Joseph Brown, Marianne Chan, Kelly Elcock, Austin Ely, Kathryne Gargano, Daniel Hernandez, Jean Ho, Dana Killmeyer, Matthew Kollmer, Joleen Long, Amy Mayo, Becky Robison, Paul Sacksteder, Rene Solivan, Ariana Turiansky, Michelle Villanueva, Ernie Wang, Denise Weber

Summer Issue 2014

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Poetry Editor Derek Pollard

Assistant Poetry Editor Olivia Clare

Fiction Editor Aurora Brackett

Assistant Fiction Editor Brett Finlayson

Nonfiction Editor Derek Pollard

Readers Michael Berger, James Joseph Brown, Daniel Hernandez, Jean Ho, Dana Killmeyer, Joleen Long, Amy Mayo, Becky Robison, Paul Sacksteader, Zachary Wyrick

Spring Issue 2014

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Poetry Editor Colby Gillette

Assistant Poetry Editors Derek Pollard & Olivia Clare

Fiction Editors David Michael Armstrong & Aurora Brackett

Assistant Fiction Editor Brett Finlayson

Nonfiction Editor Derek Pollard

Readers Michael Berger, James Joseph Brown, Daniel Hernandez, Jean Ho, Dana Killmeyer, Joleen Long, Amy Mayo, Becky Robison, Paul Sacksteader, Zachary Wyrick

Winter Issue 2013

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Fiction Editor David Michael Armstrong

Assistant Fiction Editor Aurora Brackett

Poetry Editor Colby Gillette

Assistant Poetry Editor Derek Pollard

Readers Brock Albin, James Joseph Brown, Marianne Chan, Regina Ernst, Daniel Hernandez, Jean Ho, Dana Killmeyer, Joleen Long, Mary Catherine Martin, Joan Robinson, Paul Sacksteder, Amy Townsely

Summer Issue 2013

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Fiction Editor David Michael Armstrong

Assistant Fiction Editor Aurora Brackett

Poetry Editor Colby Gillette

Assistant Poetry Editor Derek Pollard

Readers Brock Albin, James Joseph Brown, Marianne Chan, Regina Ernst, Daniel Hernandez, Jean Ho, Dana Killmeyer, Joleen Long, Mary Catherine Martin, Joan Robinson, Paul Sacksteder, Amy Townsely

Spring Issue 2013

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Fiction Editor David Michael Armstrong

Assistant Fiction Editor Aurora Brackett

Poetry Editor Colby Gillette

Assistant Poetry Editor Derek Pollard

Assistant Nonfiction Editor Becky Bosshart

Readers Becky Bosshart, John Douglas, Jim Earp, Jean Ho, Mary Catherine Martin, and Paul Sacksteder

Fall Issue 2012

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Fiction Editor David Michael Armstrong

Assistant Fiction Editor Aurora Brackett

Poetry Editor Joshua Kryah

Assistant Poetry Editor Colby Gillette and Derek Pollard

Nonfiction Editor Becky Bosshart

Readers Becky Bosshart, John Douglas, Jim Earp, Jean Ho, Mary Catherine Martin, and Paul Sacksteder

Summer Issue 2012

Editor-in-chief Maile Chapman

Fiction Editor David Michael Armstrong

Poetry Editor Joshua Kryah

Assistant Poetry Editor Colby Gillette

Assistant Nonfiction Editor Becky Bosshart

Copyeditor Richard Warren

Readers Becky Bosshart, John Douglas, Jim Earp, Jean Ho, Mary Catherine Martin, Paul Sacksteder

Print Issue 2012

Editor-in-chief Amber Withycombe

Fiction Editor Alissa Nutting and Maile Chapman

Assistant Fiction Editor David Michael Armstrong

Poetry Editor Joshua Kryah

Assistant Poetry Editors Colby Gillette and Jamison Crabtree

Contact

Witness
Black Mountain Institute
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Box 455085
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5085
witness[at]unlv.edu

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