The New Engagement Literature & Art Journal
    Issue No. 11, JUNE 2017

The New Engagement is a Literature & Art Journal that publishes original short stories, novel excerpts, essays, drama, poetry, film, photography, illustrations, and paintings that promise personal insights, unique perspectives, and uncommon social observations.

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Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Essays

By Mark Elzey

Conditions are placed on relationships and ideals of acceptable appearance are carelessly imposed.

By Joseph Cohen

Autoeroticism silences a stirred and sensitive soul.

By Damon Percy

Yearning and wrenching, the heart twitches and beats harder.

By Shawn Rohrbach

A sacred folly. A farcical sacrifice.

By Amanda Krupman

Critters. Commitments. Whatever the pest, it gets under the skin.

By Steven Cordova

Pick a fight, vent a gripe; never let an incisive judgment get away.


Film, Photography, Illustration, Painting

A Celebration on the Way by Dick Evans
By Dick Evans

A wasteland without waste.

Desert Nightfall by Dick Evans
By Dick Evans

In an arid climate, even the sky catches fire.

Purple Cliffs with Red and Blue by Dick Evans
By Dick Evans

Under the imposing gaze of great giants.


The New Engagement

The New Engagement endeavors a novel approach to discovering, introducing, and showcasing writers, artists, and filmmakers, by providing them digital and print platforms, while encouraging and supporting their social-consciousness.