AGNI


Type Of Organization
Magazine
Phone
(617) 353-7135
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Our mission statement: AGNI is an arts organization committed to nurturing a vital cultural conversation by (1) publishing a twice-yearly magazine and twice-monthly web magazine that test the edges of contemporary literature; (2) searching for and supporting emerging writers across a full spectrum of identities; (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.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter, Facebook
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
Contact Email
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, translation
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.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
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
Year Founded
1972
Distributors
Ingram, Kent News Service
Total Circulation
3000
Paid Subscriptions
1,300
Individual
$20
Insitution
$25
Single Copy Price
$12
Back Issues Available
yes
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
yes
If Yes, What Percent Of All Unsolicited MSS Are Published
1
Format
perfect
Dimensions
5.375 - 8.5
Average Number Of Pages
240

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