The New Inquiry

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The New Inquiry
Original New Inquiry cover.jpg
First issue's cover
Editor-in-ChiefAva Kofman
CategoriesPolitics, social issues, culture
Year founded2009
CompanyThe New Inquiry, Inc.
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

The New Inquiry is an online magazine of cultural and literary criticism, established by Mary Borkowski, Jennifer Bernstein, and Rachel Rosenfelt in 2009 and administered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.[1][2] The magazine's website updates daily, and every few weeks a new edition of the magazine comes out as a PDF.[3]


The New York Times' Alex Williams called the organization "an Intellectuals Anonymous of sorts for desperate members of the city’s literary underclass barred from the publishing establishment."[4]

The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones called it "one of the rare publications that has succeeded in becoming an intellectual journal that can draw people in, that poses large theoretical questions without sliding back into the iron mountain of academia."[3]


  1. ^ Los Angeles Review of Books, 2012 Archived August 6, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Hermione Hoby (2013-01-06). "Start spreading the news". The Observer. Guardian. Retrieved 2013-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "What We're Reading: Summer Edition, Volume II". The New Yorker. 5 July 2013.
  4. ^ Williams, Alex (30 November 2011). "The Literary Cubs". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 September 2012.

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