"My assignment is what every writer's assignment is: to tell the truth of his own time." - Leslie Fiedler
Upcoming Events: Issue #3 launch
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:00pm at McNally Jackson Books
Join us at McNally Jackson Books in Soho to celebrate the third issue of Assignment. We’ll feature readings by contributors to the issue. Christine Smallwood writes the New Books column for Harper's Magazine. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review, n+1, Vice, and Assignment. Anna Summers has translated and co-translated four volumes of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s work. Petrushevskaya is Russia’s most celebrated living author and playwright. Summer's most recent translation of Petrushevskaya’s work, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel, came out in February. David Moloney is the winner of the 2017 Assignment MFA Student Writing Contest.
Issue #3, 2017: Counseling
Assignment's third installment, The Counseling Issue, is now available. It features new fiction from Christine Smallwood, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, and Amie Barrodale, an interview with Andre Dubus III, and a story by David Moloney, the winner of the 2017 Assignment MFA Student Writing Contest. See them here.
As is typical with every printed edition of the magazine, each of these contributors included a writing exercise with his/her piece. If you'd like to reserve a copy of the hard copy, please reach out to the Editors, or email the magazine here.
In Other News
- Greg Jackson, whose story "The Park" appeared in our second issue, was recently named one of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" honorees for 2016.