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Our Eighth Issue is now available!

Featuring 25 adult writers and poets, as well as the 6 winners of the Queens Young Authors and Poets 2016 contest, issue 8 contains the best poetry and prose Queens, NY has to offer. Pick up your copy today in person at the Astoria Bookshop, or order from them online.

Join us on Saturday, June 11 from 5–7 p.m. in the park behind the Lost Battalion Recreation Center in Rego Park for our launch reading, featuring several contributors from the issue. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page.


This issue of Newtown Literary is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

About Newtown Literary

Newtown Literary is a semi-annual literary journal published in electronic and paper formats. We look for fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and poetry that go beyond entertainment and storytelling.  The pieces we include for publication have struck us on a deep level.  Pieces that juxtapose humor with grief, tell untold love stories, and replace cliché with innovation are examples of works that will find a home in Newtown Literary.

Newtown, the journal’s namesake, was one of the original towns incorporated into the New York City borough of Queens in 1898. Newtown Literary is dedicated to writers from and writing about Queens, NY and dedicates the journal to these writers and their work. The diversity of Queens is our inspiration and we hope to fill the journal with diverse stories, experiences, and voices.  To read more about Newtown, Queens, visit the Newtown Historical Society.