We launch new writers.
The Common publishes place-based literature from new writers around the world. Each issue showcases new, diverse talent along with established poets and authors.
In a single issue of The Common, you might find a New York Times bestseller or a Man Booker Prize-winner, alongside an author who’s seeing their work in print for the first time. We work hard to find great work by emerging writers, and collaborate with them on editing and enhancing pieces for final publication.
(Right) Issue 12’s launch party at Housing Works in New York City included readings by new writers Akwe Amosu, Emily Chammah, and Max Freeman.