Alienation | The New Engagement



Lost Reception story art
By Aldo Izar

Dial M for Metaphysics.

Rubbish Blooms story art
By Hannah Pearl

Lost objects, found directions.

The Way In The Way Out story art
By alex garcia

Violently, lovingly, evade.

By Eric Dean Wilson

Exiting hell, burdened with clarity.

By Patrick Clement James

The anxiety of loneliness, the panic of disconnection.

By Marina Palenyy

Voicing an identity through an ancestral din.

Seen Unseen art
By Luba Ostashevsky

Natural worlds cover unexpected wonders.

By Jeff Bond

Savagery sometimes comes in cute shapes and tiny sizes.

By Sara Clark

The past trundles through gardens, upending the peace of a sunny memory.

By Mike Reisenauer

Muse. Ruminate. See what’s been lost.


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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

The New Engagement

The New Engagement endeavors a novel approach to discovering, introducing, and showcasing writers, artists, and filmmakers, by providing them digital and print platforms, while encouraging and supporting their social-consciousness.