Resistance | The New Engagement



The New Engagement literature and art journal celebrates and champions the voices of those who fight back, refuse to accept the status quo, and call out the unacceptable actions taken by anyone, be it a modest merchant or a world leader, but particularly those in status stations and with predatory sensibilities. In our short stories, essays, poetry, plays, short films, photography, illustrations, and paintings the thinkers and artists who submit to our journal call to account the commonplace modes of oppression that we all too willingly ignore or fail to recognize, as well as the more egregious, demonstrative political policies fomented by unethical and venal power brokers.

Flag Factory art
By Ron Burch

A crisis of conscience compels one indentured servant to defy his violently irrational government and risk life and freedom when he takes a morally redemptive decision.

The Operation story art
By Dennis Leroy Kangalee

Cold, clinical discomfort; a soul screams as it is split in two.

This Political Body essay art
By Erin Roux

The trauma of the 2016 Presidential Election awakens dormant demons.

Don't Sleep by Nelson Santiago
By Nelson Host Santiago
Rooftop Scene from As An Act of Protest
By Dennis Leroy Kangalee
Hope's Great Labor art
By Alex Brueggeman
Traveling Freely art
By Roberto Carlos Garcia
Nahum N. Welang art
By Nahum Welang
The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

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~ James Baldwin

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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.