American Athenaeum

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
4
Issue Price: 
13.00
Subscription: 
Available through website
Editorial Focus: 

American Athenaeum is a cultural magazine that features fiction, poetry, essays, opinion, author book reviews, and other literary contributions. Each journal explores the world of words like a patron explores a museum—by offering a view of the past, right up until the present. We consider this journal to be a museum of artistic endeavors, filled with cultural appreciation and stories that not only teach, but demonstrate the frailty of the human condition.

Tips From the Editor: 

While our issues don't have themes, we're more likely to publish work that is daring and energetic, and not afraid to say what needs to be said. We're more focused on publishing voices--stories with characters that need to be heard--that inform our times. That said, we do have several departments that make us unique, and ultimately give the journal focus. They include: American Talks, Compassion City, World Activist, 1 Bookshelf, Author Book Reviews. Our submission deadline rolls. (Submit through submission manager found on guidelines page.)

Contact Information
Hunter Liguore, Editor-in-chief
New England
Cambridge,
Massachusetts
02138

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Last updated: July 22, 2014

Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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