The American Reader Folds

It lasted only three years.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 9.01.57 AMThe American Reader, a literary magazine that launched just three years ago, is folding. According to Politico, subscribers are receiving Lapham’s Quarterly instead of Reader. The October Reader is its last issue.

In a note to subscribers, Reader editors explained the magazine had to shutter because a “foundational investment” didn’t come through.

Going forward, Reader’s co-founder and editor in chief Uzoamaka Maduka; co-founder and executive editor Jac Mullen; and deputy editor Alyssa Loh will all join Lapham’s Quarterly’s editorial board.

“It has been an honor and a pleasure building this community and this vision with each of you,” wrote the editors in their note. “Thank you to all of our readers and subscribers for taking a chance on this magazine. And thank you, too, to all of the incredible writers, translators, artists, advisers, staff, and interns who made this magazine its best possible self.”