Come Celebrate the Launch of AGNI 87!

The new issue of AGNI is coming out, we’re celebrating, and we hope you’ll join us!

April 23, 7pm:

Join us at the Boston Playwrights Theater, 949 Commonwealth Avenue, for some food, libations, and a reading by Krysten Hill, Bruce Willard, Kathleen Hill, and Michael Stein.

Free and open to the public—find all the details here!

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Release Party: AGNI 85 is here!

The 85th issue of AGNI is ready, and we’re celebrating—join us!

When: Monday, April 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston (Green Line B, Pleasant St.)

We’re celebrating with readings by:

  • Wen Stephenson: Climate change activist and former editor at The Atlantic.
  • Kim Adrian: Author of the memoir The 27th Letter of the Alphabet.
  • Noah Warren: Winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets.
  • Courtney Sender: Winner of fiction prizes from Mississippi Review, Boulevard, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Glimmer Train.

Plus there’ll be a performance of words-to-music by singer-songwriter Brian King of What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? Our release party follows.

Like all our release parties, this will be free and open to the public. For more info, contact AGNI Senior Editor William Pierce at or (617) 353-7135 or visit AGNI Online. And if all this talk about AGNI issues has got you excited, check out our subscriptions page!

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AGNI at AWP 2017!

Hey, AGNI readers—are you going to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Washington, DC, next week (2/9-2/11)? Well, if you’re there, you can visit AGNI at our bookfair table (518-T), or come catch AGNI staff at any of these events:

Thursday, February 9:

  • 9:00-10:15 am: AGNI Poetry Editor Sumita Chakraborty will be on the panel “The Craft of Editing Poetry: Practices and Perspectives from Literary Magazine Editors” (Room 209ABC, Convention Center, Level Two)
  • 3:00-4:00 pm: AGNI Blog Editor David Ebenbach will be signing his new short story collection, The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and other stories, at the University of Massachusetts Press table (872)
  • 4:30-6:30 pm: AGNI Social Media Editor Rachel Mennies will be reading in the off-site reading “RHINO Reads!” hosted by Rhino Poetry (Sixth Engine, 438 Massachusetts Ave NW)
  • 8:00-10:00 pm: AGNI, along with Pleiades, American Literary Review, Boulevard, cream city review, Gulf Coast Journal, and, is hosting a “Magnificent Seven” reading of magazine contributors, including Chen Chen, Alice Elliott Dark, Matt Donovan, David Keplinger, Shara McCallum, Gregory Pardlo, Caitlin Pryor, Maggie Smith, and Ryo Yamaguchi (Bayou, 2519 Pennsylvania Ave NW)

Friday, February 10:

  • 3:00-4:15 pm: AGNI Editor Sven Birkerts will be on the panel “Susan Sontag and the Authority of Authorship” (Marquis Salon 6, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two)
  • 4:30-5:45 pm: AGNI Blog Editor David Ebenbach will be on the panel “Writing Neighborhoods: (Re)Creating the Places We Live” (Liberty Salon M, Marquis Marriott)
  • 7:30-10:30 pm: AGNI Non-Fiction Editor Jennifer Alise Drew will be reading in the off-site reading “Selected Memories Book Launch & Gathering” hosted by Hippocampus Magazine (Capitol Yacht Club Clubhouse, 660 Water Street SW; RSVP requested)

Saturday, February 11:

  • 9:00-10:15 am: AGNI Social Media Editor Rachel Mennies will be on the panel “Money, Power, and Transparency in the Writing World” (Marquis Salon 6, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two)
  • 3:00-4:15 pm: AGNI Blog Editor David Ebenbach will be on the panel “Small Press, Big City: 45 Years of Washington Writers Publishing House” (Marquis Salon 5, Marriott Marquis)

We hope to see you at AWP—come on up and say hi!

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