As the oldest literary magazine in the nation, our selected works reflect the breadth of the American experience, and encompass any voices that are committed to telling rich narratives that challenge the status quo.

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NAR Fall 2022 Cover Art Celebrating Seance | Artist: Gary Kelley
NAR & UNI Welcome Shannon Taggart

“Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart”

Organized by the University of Maryland, in collaboration with the Pensacola Museum of Art; UNI will welcome Shannon Taggart, who will speak on her experience of writing and photographing contemporary spiritualist practices in the United States and around the world. A book signing and reception will follow.

Join us on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:00pm CST in KAB 111.

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The Ridges & Rivers Book Festival

Join NAR Editors at the 2023 Ridges & Rivers Book Festival!

The Ridges & Rivers Book Festival celebrates literary arts by engaging authors from around the world to provide education opportunities, readings and discussions, writing classes and workshops, and an outlet for the presentation of original writing by area writers.

Join us in Viroqua, WI from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30.



We publish all
forms of creativity.

We like stories that start quickly
and have a strong narrative.

We appreciate when an essay
moves beyond the personal to
tell us something new about
the world.



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The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Book Fair

Join NAR staff at the 2022 Iowa City Book Festival

The Iowa City Book Festival welcomes a range of local publishers to promote and encourage the love of literature by providing opportunities for the enjoyment of every genre.

Join us in Iowa City on October 8 from 10am to 6pm CST. No registration is required.

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Discover More Poetry from Open Space

Become inspired by poetry published in Open Space over the past several years

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Discover More Fictional Work from Open Space

Rekindle your inner child by reading flash fiction published in Open Space over the past several years