New Literary Magazine Targeting Young Readers
NEW YORK, NY, October 9, 2012— Princeton graduate Uzoamaka Maduka, 25 has teamed up with classmate Jac Mullen, 25, literary lights Ben Marcus, Jeff Dolven and Dean Young, and influencers Stephanie LaCava and Shala Monroque to create The American Reader.
The American Reader is a monthly journal of literature and criticism which aims to fill a void in Generation Y’s cultural landscape with content directed toward readers aged 21-35. The magazine launched online September 4th, and is now in print as of October 8, 2012.
Readers can find the debut issue at 192 BOOKS and McNally Jackson bookstores in New York City, select college bookstores, or through subscription. Subscribers can sign up on the Reader homepage. Students are especially encouraged to take advantage of a discounted rate of $20 off the annual subscription.
The Reader expects to make waves in the socio-cultural scene of the younger set. On its potential influence, Maduka states: “There are conversations all over this city and this country about literature, and a good deal of those are being conducted by people in their twenties and thirties…we want to turn up the dial so we can hear one another, so the whole country can hear itself again–and so our cultural discourse can profit from us having been heard.”
The American Reader aims to champion and promote a different sort of literature and discourse for the new generation of readers: a serious one.
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