About Us

Protean Magazine collects cutting edge literature and art for the discerning leftist, sans-advertisements.

We publish our print edition biannually. Our web content is updated on weekly basis.

Our content has been described as follows:

“Killer illustrations.”
“Some of the best writing on technology I’ve ever read.”
“What good literature looks like.”
“Toilet paper.”

Our mission is to promote high quality literature and art for the political left.

Essays, fiction, poetry, and art all have an essential role to play in a social movement. They each examine the world through a different lens to give more shape to what is amorphous. They help us reflect on the past, embrace the moment, and face the possibilities of the future. They’re also often entertaining, precious lights in dark times.

We pay our contributors fair compensation for their labor.

As a nonprofit operation, our goal lies in the quality of our work, not the size of our margins. We sell magazines and raise funds so that we can pay left leaning writers and artists to create high quality work.

We are a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit, Protean Collective.
We are funded by our readers.

Publisher & Co-Editor-in-Chief: Steven
Co-Editor-in-Chief: Tyler
Art Director: Slug
Fiction Editor: Seth
Poetry Editor: Dom
Associate Editor:
Web Design: Abbey
Operations & Marketing:
Alyssa, Alissa, Jason

All inquiries can be directed to editorial@proteanmag.com

We Need Your Support, Comrade

Protean Magazine is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit publication that provides high quality print magazines and free online content entirely  sans-advertisement. We pay each and every one of our contributors, regardless of the medium or whether we charge our readers for it. In order to compensate contributors for quality labor, we rely on readers like you to chip in whatever you can to keep the content flowing.

Become a Patron, Support Independent Leftist Media

Delightfully, Protean and Patreon are anagrams, so it was inevitable that we’d create one. Whether you can afford $2 or $20, $5 or $50, or an even $10, we have five different levels of patronage, each with its own reward. To become a Patreon supporter, click the link below. You won’t regret it.

One-Time & Recurring Donations

If you’d prefer to make a one time donation, we welcome it all the same! You can do so safely and securely through our PayPal link below.