Edition #1 – September 2020

The Quiet Reader is a brand new international literary magazine, born in a town called Solitaire, in the state of Quarantine in the country of 2020. Here is the line-up of our first edition, with stories written by Zannier Alejandra, Ron Healy, Matias Travieso-Diaz, Michael Anthony, Margery Bayne, Alec Hutchinson, Aarushi Shetty, Yen Radecki, Elizabeth Guilt and John Walters.

Pre(r)amble – Ramon Stoppelenburg

It was in the spring of 2020 that the idea sprouted for new a international literary magazine. I was sitting in a comfortable extended window frame of an old colonial villa in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, my home for the last 10 years, while reading an e-book. Or staring outside. Or reading again. It was so quiet everywhere.

The state of spring 2020 was that of a worldwide pandemic outbreak. A coronavirus traveled worldwide and testing humanity in staying indoors, on lockdown, in quarantine or on high alert once outside…