Feminism | The New Engagement



The New Engagement literature and art journal celebrates and champions the voices of The Feminine, whether it be cisgender women, trans women, or cisgender or transgender men who identify as feminists. We regard feminism as both a reverence for femininity and a push toward equality, not dominance. True feminism seeks no oppression or sovereignty. It aspires to an intersectional approach to combating all forms of bigotry. TNE will continue publishing essays, short stories, poetry, plays, photography, paintings, illustrations, and short films that deal with feminism, The Feminine, in a way that is enlightening, truthful, and accurate.

Love Letter to Virginia Woolf essay art
By Rachel Veroff

In her essay, "Love Letter to Virginia Woolf," Rachel Veroff finds solace, grounding, and self-acceptance in an enigmatic, gender-fluid character created by one of the 20th century's most enduring and phenomenological writers.

This Political Body essay art
By Erin Roux

The trauma of the 2016 Presidential Election awakens dormant demons.

Hawaiian Princess by Mani Price, detail
By Mani Price

(October's Cover)

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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.