a quarterly journal of quality reading from Russia
Chtenia is the Russian word for “readings.” And it is the title of our quarterly literary journal of quality fiction, non-fiction and photography, published in a convenient and portable paperback book format.
Chtenia is the only regularly published journal of Russian fiction in English translation. And yet the fiction is only part of it.
Now, for a limited time, gift recipients (in the US ONLY) to Chtenia will receive a FREE novel: Peter Aleshkovsky's amazing Fish: A History of One Migration — a $16 value. (Sorry, the free novel offer applies only to US delivery addresses due to high postage costs).
Themed issues: Each issue of Chtenia has a theme, and its 128+ pages of readings touch on that theme, using it as a looking glass into aspects of Russian culture, history and life.
Fiction: Quality translations of past and present Russian literature. Chtenia illuminates little-known works by famous Russian writers and inaugurates the English language careers of others.
Non-fiction: Memoirs, humor, travel essays and more.
Miscellany: Poetry by Russian authors, past and present; black and white photography; illustrations; trenchant observations and other odds and ends to break up our longer pieces.
Back issues sell for $12, but you can subscribe for a year for just $40 — a savings of almost 20%!
"The journal is handsomely but simply produced, privileging the text over fancy graphics, but easy to read and designed for study and enjoyment, which makes it both an excellent classroom resource, as well as fine reading for anyone who appreciates good literary journals. Contributors’ notes provide ample, but not excessive, historical context, and include, as they should, information about the translators. This is an impressive and unusual journal that deserves a space in every university and secondary school’s library collection and in the mailboxes of serious readers, no matter their Russian language skills."
Giving Chtenia as a gift subscription? Let us make it even easier for you! We have created five colorful, Russian-themed gift notes that you can print out on your color printer, then insert in a gift card for your gift recipient. All you have to do is choose which of the five to use! Download the gift note file (pdf) here.