ASTRA MAGAZINE launched in April 2022, published two print issues, and shut down in December 2022. For an article about the magazine’s short run, click here.

ASTRA MAGAZINE featured fiction, poetry, comics, art, and narrative non-fiction, from names around the world. Our online publication supplemented the print magazine with essays, book reviews, and cultural criticism. Our pages established a borderless and vital mode of reading, with a focus on literature in translation and original writing in English. We were interested in the inter: the overlaps, the in-between, the authors who defied easy categorization.


Editor in Chief
Nadja Spiegelman
Deputy Editor
Samuel Rutter
Managing Editor
Medaya Ocher
Poetry Editor
Aria Aber
Online Editor
Spencer Quong
Editorial Assistant
Simone Liu
Creative Director
Shannon Jager
Art Editor
Perwana Nazif
Editors at Large
Ken Chen (New York)
Patrizia Van Daalen (Berlin)
Sara Elkamel (Cairo)
John Freeman (London)
Sonky Liu (Beijing)
Daniel Medin (Paris)
Ben Schrank


Ada Limón, Brontez Purnell, Catherine Lacey, Chinelo Okparanta, Daniel Saldaña Paris, Don Mee Choi, Dorthe Nors, Edmund White, Elif Batuman, Fernanda Melchor, Jos Charles, Kate Zambreno, Katharina Volckmer, Kim Hyesoon, Leslie Jamison, Maggie Millner, Madame Nielsen, Mariana Enriquez, McKenzie Wark, Mieko Kawakami, Ottessa Moshfegh, Rachel Mannheimer, Raven Leilani, Samuel R. Delany, Sheila Heti, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Solmaz Sharif, Terrance Hayes, Wayne Koestenbaum, Shuang Xuetao, Yiyun Li, and many more...