Kickstarter-funded, curated collection features the best of Guernica‘s indispensable reportage and memoir, compelling interviews, and emerging and established poets and fiction writers


October 21, 2014

Guernica—an award-winning, free online magazine of art & politics—in collaboration with Chicago-based non-profit publisher Haymarket, will release its first-ever print publication for sale in select bookstores on November 18. The collection will be distributed by Consortium in the U.S. and PGC in Canada. Both print and digital editions will also be available at and at starting Tuesday, October 28. Funded entirely by Guernica readers, contributors, and friends through a successful Kickstarter campaign this August, The Guernica Annual will feature the best in reportage, interviews, fiction, poetry and Guernica Daily articles published over the past year.

Featuring a foreword by Nick Flynn (Another Bullshit Night In Suck City, The Reenactments), this anthology contains over 260 pages of the highest caliber Guernica writing, with a cover illustration by Nikita Kadan. All proceeds from the Annual will go towards expanding the range of voices featured in Guernica, compensating writers, and maintaining free access to the magazine’s decade of award-winning online content.

The publication of the Annual will come on the heels of Guernica’s 10th Anniversary Gala on November 5th at the Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, NY). The event will honor documentary filmmaker and MacArthur fellow Stanley Nelson, Vice President and Editorial Director of Riverhead Books Rebecca Saletan, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar.

For sales/distribution, book launch, or Gala inquiries, please email:

Guernica Annual Table of Contents

Nick Flynn

Michael Archer, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Guernica


Mohamad Junaid: “Stone Wars”
Ann Neumann: “The Longest Hunger Strike”
J. Malcolm Garcia: “Assad’s Castaways”
Kelly Sundberg: “It Will Look Like a Sunset”
John B. Thompson: “Breath of Heaven”
Sara Mojtehedzadeh: “The Throwaways”
Kiese Laymon: “Hey Mama”
J. Malcolm Garcia: “The Life Sentence of Dicky Joe Jackson and His Family”
Francisco Cantu: “Ventana”
Rachel Riederer: “The Teaching Class”

Sara Nović: “Conversion”
Orally told by Um Khalaf; collected and translated by Mei ElGindi: “The Jealous Wife”
Maria Mutch: “Appetites”
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés: “The Law of Progress”
Kirstin Valdez Quade: “Jubilee”

Kamila Shamsi: Kamila Shamsie/Mishra Pankaj
Dwyer Murphy: Jesmyn Ward
Katie Rowland: Claire Messud
Meara Sharma: Masha Gessen
Jamal Mahjoub: Lesley Hazelton
Katie Rowland: Gary Greenberg
Jonathan Lee: Nicole Aragi
Katie Rowland: George Packer

Anna Rose Welch: “This Is How You Beg”
Ejiofor Ugwu: “Sunrise”
Maung Day: “The President of Snails”
Sarah Crossland: “Northerly”
Jaswinder Bolina: “Love Song of the Assimilated”
JoAnna Novak: “Power”
Sara Wood: “Dear Juniper”
Tomaž Šalamun, tr. from the Slovenian by the author and Michael Thomas Taren: “Sotoportego del casin dei nobili”
Antonio Gamoneda, tr.from the Spanish by Donald Wellman: “I OBSERVED the Acidic Moisture”
Rebecca Gayle Howell: “You Can’t Tell the Truth”

About Guernica

Founded in 2004, Guernica is an award-winning online magazine that explores the intersection of art and politics, with an international focus. Publishing twice monthly, Guernica presents essays, fiction, poetry, art, and features by a diverse range of contributors, representing dozens of countries and nearly as many languages. The magazine also publishes quarterly themed issues. Guernica Daily publishes content every weekday.
Contributors who have appeared in Guernica’s pages include acclaimed writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ariel Dorfman, Noam Chomsky, Rebecca Solnit, Zadie Smith, Tom Engelhardt, Lorraine Adams, J. Malcolm Garcia, Mark Dowie, and Shelley Jackson, as well as dynamic new and emerging voices, including Rivka Galchen, Kiese Laymon, Catherine Lacey, Amelia Gray, Deb Olin Unferth, Porochista Khakpour, Mark Binelli, Josh Weil, Jesse Ball, Sadanand Dhume, Monica Ferrell, and Laura van den Berg. Guernica guest fiction editors include Claire Messud, Nick Flynn, Roxane Gay, Sam Lipsyte, George Saunders, Francisco Goldman, and Ben Marcus.

About Haymarket Books

Haymarket Books is a nonprofit, progressive book distributor and publisher, a project of the Center for Economic Research and Social Change. They believe that activists need to take ideas, history, and politics into the many struggles for social justice today.

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