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Native Resistance Art & Literature

Native Resistance Art & Literature


If you are a Native American writer or artist we are seeking to publish your:

  • PHOTOGRAPHY (any style including photojournalism)!
  • Painting
  • Illustrations
  • Film
  • Short Fiction
  • Poetry

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At The New Engagement, we are proud to discover and promote resistance art and literature examining a spectrum of issues challenging us all as human (and animal) beings, but especially as people of color, American Indians, indigenous people around the world, the LGBTQI community, the economically marginalized, and anyone else who isn't satisfied with the status quo. As a Native Indian, Tohono O'odham, I am especially keen to nurture and showcase art that is illuminating the struggles Native people face, and overcome, today, whether it's illegal or inhumane environmental destruction, violation of treaty rights, issues of poverty, health, education, housing, water and resource allocation, etc.... For instance, photo journalism from or essays about the actions taking place in and around the battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, USA, or the Save Oak Flats movement east of Phoenix on the San Carlos Apache Tribe lands, just to name a few.

If you are an artist or writer who is interested in submitting your work, please visit our Submit page. Your work could appear in our monthly digital journal, our print journal (coming out early 2017), or both. Instructions for submitting work are outlined there. If you would like to submit poetry or fiction, but not enter the Literature Prize, for which there is a $5 reading fee, please email me directly at [email protected].

~ Lupe Rodarte


A sampling of the resistance art and writing we have recently published:

Go to our Submit Page


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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.