LGBTQI | The New Engagement



The New Engagement literature and art journal celebrates and champions the voices of the LGBTQI community—gay men and women, transgender men and woman, queer and intersex people, those questioning, and anyone who rejects, or simply shrugs off, the binary restrictions of gender, sex, behavior, or roles—in short fiction, novel excerpts, essays, poetry, drama, short films, paintings, illustrations, mixed-media, and digital art. The following works span our growing catalogue of monthly online issues and will reguarly rotate to hightlight all of our talented authors and artists.

Implications film art
By Khalil Anthony

A transporting piece of conceptual art via avant garde cinema, Khalil Anthony's short film explores black queer identity by ruminating on James Baldwin's staggering classic, "Giovanni's Room."

My 2016 by Michael Carroll story art
By Michael Carroll

Exploratory relationships and inner turmoils clarify desires, wrangle neruoses, and embolden the will.

By Brandi M. Spaethe

The sensation of touch, the perception of being moved, and a delicate closeness.

By Raymond Luczak

Will, when coupled with grit, goes a long way.

By Nandi La Sophia

Boisterous, brazen, and beautiful, Nandi La Sophia's story startles and surprises.

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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.