History


As part of our mission to support, celebrate, and promote literary magazines and presses, we feature short essays about the many publishers that have contributed to the collective story of independent publishing in our country.

 

Read about North American Review, founded in Boston in 1815 and considered to be the oldest literary magazine in the United States.

 

 

 

Read about The Crisis, the official magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) founded in 1910.

 

 

 

Read about The Suffragist, a weekly newspaper that ran from late 1913 through early 1921 and served as the official organ of the Congressional Union for Women’s Suffrage.

 

 

 

Read about Arte Público Press, founded in 1979 and the oldest publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S.-based Latinx authors.