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ASTRA MAGAZINE is a new international literary biannual. Astra’s print issues feature fiction, poetry, comics, art, and narrative non-fiction, from names you may already be familiar with alongside new voices. Our online publication supplements the print magazine with essays, book reviews, and cultural criticism.

ASTRA MAGAZINE will connect readers and writers from around the world—New York to Mexico City, Lagos to Berlin, Copenhagen to Singapore and beyond. We aim to establish a borderless and vital mode of reading, with a focus on literature in translation and original writing in English. We’re interested in the inter: the overlaps, the in-between, the authors who defy easy categorization. We are on the cusp of a new era, more isolated and more interconnected than ever before. Astra is a magazine of this new moment, bringing us together while, the world over, we create a new language for ourselves.


Editor in Chief
Nadja Spiegelman
Deputy Editor
Samuel Rutter
Managing Editor
Medaya Ocher
Poetry Editor
Aria Aber
Online Editor
Spencer Quong
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, Ama Asantewa Diaka, Caroline Waight, Catherine Lacey, Chinelo Okparanta, Chloe Garcia Roberts, Dahlia de la Cerda, Don Mee Choi, Donald Nicholson-Smith, Dorthe Nors, Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr., Evan M. Cohen, Fernanda Melchor, Forough Farrokhzad, Ginny Tapley Takemori, Heather Cleary, Helena Fagertun, Hitomi Yoshio, Jos Charles, Julia Sanches, Kate Zambreno, Katharina Volckmer, Kim Hyesoon, Kristin Dykstra, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Leslie Jamison, Lin Yu-Hsuan, Maja Haderlap, Marcelo Morales, Margaret Ross, Maria Clara Drummond, María Medem, Mieko Kawakami, Nada Alic, Nicole Claveloux, Ottessa Moshfegh, Rachel, Mannheimer, Saskia Vogel, Sayaka Murata, Solmaz Sharif, Sophie Hughes, Terrance Hayes, Tess Lewis, Zoë Perry