Astra Publishing House has announced they are launching a new literary magazine, Astra Quarterly, which will start publishing online this fall and in print by the end of 2021. Astra Quarterly will have a strong international focus; it will have an international network of editors, and be distributed around the world.
Joining Astra Quarterly as editor in chief is Nadja Spiegelman, former online editor of The Paris Review and author of the memoir I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This and the comics Zig and Wikki and Lost in NYC. Says Spiegelman, “I am delighted to join the Astra team in its deep desire to uphold voices across borders. The new generation of readers—from New York to Lagos, Paris to Shanghai, Mexico City to Berlin—has more in common than ever before. We hope to show audiences that literature from abroad can and will speak as directly to them as the writing found at home . . . There is an incredible wealth of new literature being written across the world, but to cut through the noise, it must be championed and promoted.”