Astra Magazine is a brand new international literary magazine, an emerging must-read for anyone interested in the best new literature from around the world. 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 want to bring about a new, borderless, and vital mode of reading.
Astra is a magazine for our new moment, bringing us together while, the world over, we create new language for ourselves. Issue No.1: Ecstasy explores many ways we experience ecstasy in pain and pleasure, through ourselves and others, through turmoil and peace. This issue collects writing that is engaged with the world, transcending distance and confinement through exuberance and excess.
Featuring thrilling new work from Mieko Kawakami, Catherine Lacey, Leslie Jamison, Fernanda Melchor, Terrance Hayes, Dorthe Nors, Kate Zambreno, Katharina Volckmer, Ada Lim n, Solmaz Sharif, Jos Charles, Chinelo Okperanta, and many more.