Publisher's description: Witness blends the features of a literary and an issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to their times. Our mission is to amplify extraordinary voices, feature writers from every part of the globe, and highlight pieces that speak to the present moment in an enduring and distinctive way. Witness seeks to open up conversations surrounding oppression and transcendence, prejudice and compassion, fear and raw honesty. The editorial team is also proud to feature the work of emerging voices alongside that of established writers.
Works that first appeared in Witness have recently been featured in anthologies such as Best American Poetry and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories.