Confrontation Magazine began operation in 1968 with the mission of bringing new talent to light in the shadows cast by well-known authors. Open to all submissions, each issue contains original work by famous and by lesser-known writers.
Among the authors we’ve published are Nobel prize winners John Steinbeck, Derek Walcott, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Joseph Brodsky, Nadine Gordimer, S.Y. Agnon; and Pulitzer and other prize winners W.H. Auden, Arthur Miller, Ned Rorem, Ed Bullins, Joyce Carol Oates, T.C. Boyle, and Lanford Wilson.
The magazine has also published the work of a 14-year-old talented writer, college students and writers beginning their career. Cynthia Ozick, Paul Theroux, Walter Abish, and Susan Vreeland all published work in the magazine before they achieved wider fame. Confrontation is eclectic; eclecticism is in fact our mission.
Jonna G. Semeiks
Publicity Director/Production Editor
Phil Wolfe, Sr.
Executive Director of Confrontation Publications
Lee Mhatre (West Coast)
Barbara G. Palfy
Virginia De Francesco
Confrontation remains indebted to the generosity of Mrs. Carleton Palmer, without whose legacy no issue of this journal would be possible.