Come join our *Witness* team! We are currently looking for volunteer readers, in every genre. For consideration, please send a short bio &/or CV, as well as your preferred genre(s) to email@example.com by Sept 25th. We can hardly wait!#writingcommunity #litmag #readers pic.twitter.com/mxHg2zxhiC — Witness Magazine (@witnessmag) September 21, 2020
A Review of The Loneliest Band in France: A Novella By Veronica Klash The Loneliest Band in France: A Novella by Dylan Fisher, published by Texas Review Press is presented in halves. In the first, the reader follows Sri Lankan Migara de Silva through the streets of Montpelier, where he is studying at the local… [Read More]
Now accepting art for our 2021 Spring Issue! September 1st – November 1st Submit today! bit.ly/witnessTVart
We are now open for our Spring 2021 print issue: As Seen on TV. The theme is open to each author’s interpretation, and we encourage creative approaches. As COVID-19 continues to impact our lives, many of us have turned to television as a source of comfort. Yet, these familiar shows are now populated by characters… [Read More]
UPDATE: Deadline Extended to July 6th!
by Kristin Ito “Thespians!” he shouts at us from the front of the crowded restaurant. Katie and I had been talking to the man ten minutes earlier at the bar. In his fifties or sixties, he wore Buddy Holly glasses and a wide Cheshire Cat smile. He’d ordered a couple of drinks, and while he… [Read More]
by Oona Robertson They say the uterus is the thing that holds a woman inside of herself. Blood-wetted. Always emptying or filling. A tide on the open ocean. Entangled. Drumming heartbeats. Blankets of blood thickness. Umbilical cord wrapping around and around and into us. This piece we hold internally, forking toward the tiny livers and… [Read More]
by Oona Robertson Family dinner. Suddenly, at the dinner table, she stops eating. First a bend at the neck, then head, a leadening. The body always follows. Her fork skids into the depths of bare feet, her torso long and stretching sideways. It is almost imperceptible, the slow fall and then she is dangled, her… [Read More]
by Oona Robertson I take a small pill every day that does not sustain me. The point is nothing happens. All flesh remains stable, womb empty, hormones balanced, pain a heartbeat, base note of my body’s self-understanding. I could tell you why I take them; Pain, however, is no story in itself. My pain is… [Read More]
We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Matt Heighes, partner of Witness reader & UNLV poetry MFA Katie McKenzie. Our hearts go out to Katie and her daughter, June, as we look to offer support in this difficult time.
Equality for all is worth fighting for. Stand proud, but don’t forget to also stand with those still in the fight. Keep it up. On all fronts! We’re with you. PRIDE AS PROTEST | BLACK LIVES MATTER
by Nathan Alling Long I’d seen Trip at the school bus stop for years, but hadn’t ever talked to him. Not more than a hello. He lived on a farm down the road, and it wasn’t until the summer I turned fifteen, just as school was ending that year, that his dad came over and… [Read More]