Publishing Remarkable Literature Since 1987
Witness aims to amplify extraordinary voices from every part of the globe. Since its founding in the late 1980s, the magazine publishes writing that speaks to the present moment in an enduring and distinctive way. Past issues have included themes of incarceration, nature, civil rights, love and exile among others. Witness showcases work that captures the current historical moment while opening up conversations surrounding oppression and transcendence, prejudice and compassion, fear and raw honesty. Our editorial team is proud to feature the work of emerging voices alongside that of established writers.