is a print and digital magazine of literature, culture, and politics published three times a year. We also post new online-only work several times each week and publish books expanding on the interests of the magazine.

n+1 was founded in New York City in 2004 by six young writers and editors who wanted to revive the American tradition of politically engaged literary magazines. At the time, the intellectual scene felt disturbingly fragmented and drained of vitality: political magazines didn’t care about literature, literary magazines didn’t discuss politics, and big ideas had to be buried in tiny book reviews. The founding editors wanted to make a magazine that could encompass all the subjects they cared about—one that didn’t shy away from difficult and ambitious writing, and that saw literature, politics, and culture as aspects of the same project.

More than a decade on, n+1 has “established itself as the bellwether of a new generation of literary intellectuals” (Harper’s). It has published dozens of book-length magazines, hundreds of online-only pieces, and a handful of critically acclaimed books, as well as programmed countless readings, panels, and events across New York City. Its editorial mission remains to encourage writers, new and established, to take themselves as seriously as possible, to write with as much energy and daring as possible, and to connect their own deepest concerns with the broader social and political environment—that is, to write, while it happens, a history of the present day.

Praise for n+1

n+1 has reinvented the little magazine
Toril Moi

An island of hope in a sea of inanity
Nancy Fraser

A concentration of work without precedent or equal in the US or anywhere else
Francis Mulhern, New Left Review

The rightful heir to the Partisan Review and The New York Review of Books. It is rigorous, curious, and provocative
Malcolm Gladwell

One of the consistently excellent periodicals of the last decade
Pankaj Mishra

A lively, stimulating magazine of a rare intellectual scope
Joyce Carol Oates

Just when you think you’re intellectually alone in the world, something like n+1 falls into your hands
Jonathan Franzen

So many good writers have come tumbling out of that small journal in the past few years that it’s begun to resemble an intellectual clown car
The New York Times

The best goddamn literary magazine in America
Mary Karr



Lisa Borst
Mark Krotov
Dayna Tortorici

Senior Editors

Tess Edmonson
Chad Harbach
Charles Petersen
Sarah Resnick

Associate Editors

Laura Cremer
Clare Fentress
Jane Hu
Elias Rodriques

Assistant Editor

Nicole Lipman

Contributing Editors

Ari M. Brostoff
Keith Gessen
Mark Greif
Juliet Kleber
Rachel Ossip
Nausicaa Renner
Nikil Saval
Namara Smith

Founding Editors

Keith Gessen
Mark Greif
Chad Harbach
Benjamin Kunkel
Allison Lorentzen
Marco Roth

Senior Writers

Richard Beck
Kristin Dombek

Art and Design

Art Editors

Tess Edmonson
Ofurhe Igbinedion
Zach Ngin
Rachel Ossip
Su Wu


Dan O. Williams

Web Design

Durable Goods Design

Web/App Developer

Eddie Zhang



Mark Krotov

Executive Director

Dayna Tortorici

Managing Editor

Tess Edmonson

Development Director

Dani Oliver

Web Editor

Lisa Borst

Operations Manager

Nicole Lipman

Circulation Assistant

Alan Dean


Deeva Gupta
Wick Hallos
Narciso Novogratz

Board of Directors

Ronald Barusch
Dushko Petrovich
Keith Gessen
Jeremy Glick
Thomas Gebremedhin
Mark Greif
Alia Hanna Habib
Chad Harbach
Mark Krotov
Katy Lederer
Jynne Dilling Martin
Lulu Martinez
Dayna Tortorici
Zhao Yang

Emeritus Board

Carla Blumenkranz
Chris Parris-Lamb
Nikil Saval

n+1 and its sister magazine, the art journal Paper Monument, are published by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit n+1 Foundation.

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