Latinx | The New Engagement



The New Engagement literature and art journal celebrates the voices of the Latinx (the gender-neutral term for Latino - Latina) community. We are honored to serve as a home for stories, essays, poems, plays, films, paintings, illustrations, and photography that investigate and reveal facets of Latinx culture, whether from the United States, Central or South America, or the Caribbean.

By Adriana Garriga-Lopez

"Welcome! Welcome! ¡Bien venidos y bien venidas!" Veering between English and Spanish, Adriana Garriga-Lopez's poetry collection, "Ratchet of The Earth," explores unhinged colonialism, cultural violation, and self-referential paralysis through the lens of a Puerto Rican dominatrix. Original illustration by Tim Sullivan.

Traveling Freely art
By Roberto Carlos Garcia

A business trip invites observations of countless injustices and ruminations on systemic oppressions. 

Alabanza poetry art
By Yareliz Mendez-Zamora

Womanhood—impermeable and fortified—takes anchor into a tempestuous, hostile world.

Filigree Cosmic III, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola, detail
By Ariana Landeira

Filaments and flares enliven the spirit, the cosmic tug and an existential melt-up reifies the mind.

Removing the Poison
By Rachel Cuevas

A clean getaway from the past proves more formidable than originally thought.

Motherless Fatherless B-side, painting
By Jessica Rowshandel
Blood, & Only The Blood, The New Engagement poetry
By Enrique Garcia Naranjo

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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.