The American Reader is a bimonthly print literary journal. The magazine is committed to inspiring literary and critical conversation among a new generation of readers, and restoring literature to its proper place in American cultural discourse. It seeks to be principled, but not dogmatic; discerning, but not cruel; popular, but not populist. It honors the dignity of the reading public and fosters thriving and serious-minded literary culture.
The American Reader is a hardy and handy compendium of new literature and current critical and industry-related discussions. It features new fiction; new poetry; translated portfolios of international fiction, poetry, and drama; well-argued reviews of new literature; considered essays on all matters literary; and occasional interviews with writers, publishers, editors, and industry professionals.


Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Uzoamaka Maduka

Founder, Executive Editor
Jac Mullen

Deputy Editor
Alyssa Loh

Managing Editor
Lauren Leigh

Regional Editor
Dean Young

Paris Editor
Daniel Medin

Contributing Editors
Jeff Dolven, Adam Fitzgerald, A.S. Hamrah, Adam Wilson, Alma Vescovi, Elianna Kan

Stephanie LaCava, Sage Mehta

Creative Consultant
Shala Monroque

Art Director/Web Designer
Cindy Ho

Director of Publicity
Arielle Patrick

Editorial Advisors
Daniel Medin, Serguei Oushakine, Elaine Pagels, Marian Schwartz

Our Man in Saigon
Morley Musick