Literature | The New Engagement



As An Act of Protest
By Brian Alessandro

“As an Act of Protest” has never been more urgent than now.

By Paul Lisicky

The Bulldog, the Cyclone, the Ocelot, and Tom. With dignity and mettle for all.

By Tom Cardamone

A reluctant “outlaw” too radical for the queer canon.

By Sam Desmond

Subjects include dependency and exploitation.

By Christopher Bollen

A pagan penance in paradise.

By Alden Jones

All the natural things that pull.

By Nicole Ferrier

Centuries of cruelty demand centuries of reparation.

By Felice Neals

Deviations from dark destinies.

By Jennifer Jones

Grace is a dance in the face of adversity, a pirouette across a landscape of bigotry.


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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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.