This story is about a meeting between an abandoned daughter and her father who has summoned her because of his ostensible impending death from cancer.
Avra Margariti is a queer Social Work undergrad from Greece. She enjoys storytelling in all its forms and writes about diverse identities and experiences. This story a fictional recount of the Stanford Prison Experiment.
Scavenging in a heap of garbage of Tondo, Manila, Jose hears a shot and a loud scream. He runs home and learns that the police are implementing Operation Tokhang, the drive to eliminate drug users in the Philippines.
When Silas Bailey is asked to be the driver for a local Bible college's evangelism team, he is surprised that one of the students, a missionary kid named Aishwarya McClelland, triggers a painful memory
Eight-year-old Lydia and her family move to Atlanta from cross the country. There, they meet Isaac, a 40-something neighbor who befriends Lydia and her younger brother, Miles.
Scorched Wool centers on an increasingly bizarre set of confrontations between the protagonist, a campground manager, and the local police detective who, years earlier, tried to manipulate the protagonist into confessing to arson.
When Frederick spots Ansel standing on the edge of a cliff, ready to jump, he decides to use himself as an example that life gets better. When it comes time to preach his message, however, he mysteriously forgets the names of his wife and children.
The article chronicles Clarence Spady’s rise in the early '90s, his battles with addiction, his sobriety and the organic nature of the blues that he carries with him today and always.
Matias Diaz is a Cuban American attorney. He retired recently after four decades of law practice. After his retirement, he has redirected his efforts towards creative writing.
This short narrative follows the experience of a retired outdoorsman as he leaves a First Nations reservation in Northwestern Ontario when he inherits a condominium in Toronto.
Aggie's mother was a friend and den mother to all wanderers, carnies, and oddballs. Now that her mother is gone, Aggie finds herself struggling to navigate...
Cacia Zoo has a lust for life. An artist who lives in NYC and works with many different mediums, she spoke to New Reader Magazine about her views on art, sex, censorship, and what inspires her work.
Lucy Marcus lives in Southwest Virginia, where she is an MFA Candidate and Teaching Fellow at Hollins University. She recently received the Melanie Hook Rice Award in the Novel and the Andrew James Purdy Prize for Short Fiction.
A short fiction by Andy Tu. Andy likes being mysterious and hidden. Read more of his work in the June 2018 issue.
John Franklin Dandridge received his MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago. His chapbook, Further Down Rd., was published in 2010 by Fast Geek Press. Catch “reflective thought wave” and more of his poetry in the June 2018 issue.
New scifi by Rob Hartzell explores virtual reality and uploaded intelligence.
The Pure Souls was first published in the "Multivision" issue of New Reader Magazine.
“An Appreciation,” poem by Charles Leggett. He is a professional actor based in Seattle, WA. His poetry has been published in over three dozen journals all over the world.
Must I apply for my passport in person? May I apply for my Martian passport by mail? How long does it take to receive...
Purgatory is a webcomic about life, death, and the in-between. Story by writer Don Mancha III, illustrated by Anubisazp. Article by M. Dominique Dela Paz.
Brandon Marlon’s poetry has been awarded the Harry Hoyt Lacey Prize in Poetry (Fall 2015), and his writing has been published in over 200 publications.
New Reader Magazine, a young online literary, arts, and culture journal, is sending out a call to writers and artists of all disciplines for contributions...
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