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AGNI
agni@bu.edu
  • Type of organization
    magazine
  • Phone
    (617) 353-7135
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Twitter, Facebook
  • Statement
    Our mission statement: AGNI is an arts organization pledged to promoting a vital “cultural conversation” by (1) publishing a twice-yearly magazine and biweekly updated website that test the edges of contemporary literature; (2) searching for and supporting emerging writers across a full spectrum of race, sex, and economic background; (3) developing a cosmopolitan perspective through emphasis on translation; and (4) building and sustaining an audience for this work and hosting public events to foster community. More conversationally: In awarding the founder of AGNI a lifetime achievement award for magazine editing, PEN American Center wrote, "Among readers around the world, AGNI is known for publishing important new writers early in their careers… AGNI has become one of America's, and the world's, most significant literary journals." Ha Jin (1999 National Book Award), Jhumpa Lahiri (2000 Pulitzer Prize), and Susanna Kaysen (Girl, Interrupted) are a few who appeared in our pages first or early on, alongside already famous names such as Rita Dove, Sharon Olds, and Seamus Heaney. In 2014 Patrick Modiano became the sixth AGNI writer to go on to win the Nobel Prize, and in 2016 the Pulitzer in poetry went to Peter Balakian, whose work has appeared in the magazine more than a dozen times. His winning collection, like dozens of new books each year, contains writing that we’re proud to have published first. AGNI was founded in 1972 and is now housed at Boston University.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    yes
  • If Yes, please name
    Boston University
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Sven Birkerts
  • Contact title
    Editor
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation
  • Focus
    Emphasizing sensibility on the page, we publish the best national & international writing from established & emerging writers
  • Recent Awards Received
    In 2011-2013 anthologies: Best American Poetry, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Nonrequired
  • Representative authors
    Tom Sleigh, Rita Dove, Rachel Swearingen
  • Submissions policy
    Submit online (no cost), or mail one story or essay or 1-5 poems with SASE to Fiction, Poetry, or Nonfiction Editor. No submissions by e-mail. We buy first serial rights only. Copyright remains with the author.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    From 9 / 1 - 5 / 31
  • Reporting time
    2 - 4 months
  • Author Payments
    cash, copies, subscription
  • Number of paid staff
    7
  • Number of unpaid staff
    8
  • Distributors
    Ingram, Kent News Service
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    100
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    7
  • ISSN Number
    0191-3352
  • Total Circulation
    4,000
  • Paid Subscriptions
    1,300
  • Individual Price
    20
  • Insitutional Price
    25
  • Single Copy Price
    12
  • Back Issues Available
    yes
  • Ads?
    yes
  • Ad Rate
    Full page $500, 1/2 page $350, sold with Harvard Review; .
  • Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
    yes
  • If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published?
    1
  • Format
    perfect
  • Dimensions
    8.5 - 5.375
  • Average Number of Pages
    240

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