'The Intentional' Gives Writers A New Print Outlet | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

'The Intentional' Gives Writers A New Print Outlet

With more publications turning to the web, many have suggested that print is dying. But don't tell that to Kate Jenkins, the founder and editor-in-chief of a new D.C.-based literary magazine called The Intentional that addresses issues of identity and community. Jenkins says she started the magazine about a year-and-a-half ago when she was going through a "quarter-life crisis."

"There were all these articles coming out that were sort of mudslinging people my age and my generation, saying that we were lazy and entitled... and I just was so upset by all of it that I wanted to find a way to formalize the conversation," says Jenkins.

She says a lot of the content relates to the experience of being young in modern times. From essays about watching all of your friends get married to a recent piece by Emily Crockett that discusses "crowd capitalism" and the "gig economy."

"A lot of us are working gigs, and sometimes you might be taking as much time to find work as to do it," she says.

Jenkins says one of the magazine's goals is to support writers, artists and freelancers who are trying to make a living doing what they love.

"Our generation is going through this change where the 9 to 5 for a lot of people just isn't possible, or it's not the best option for them," she says.

Thanks to a growing number of subscribers, Jenkins says The Intentional will soon be able to compensate its contributors.

WAMU 88.5

Key Civil War Generals The Subject Of New Smithsonian Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery focuses on Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
NPR

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.
NPR

Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.
NPR

What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

Is a burrito a sandwich? The answer may sound simple to you ... but the question gets at the very heart of a tension that's existed for ages.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.