RSHome_2x.jpg
 
 
 

A magazine of literature and rock & roll, presented across three platforms—print, digital, and live. RADIO SILENCE features the best contributors, issue-by-issue, of any magazine in the history of publishing. 

 

LEARN MORE

 
arrow1x.png
 
 
Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 3.35.23 PM.jpg

 

We regularly post new free articles here—a rotating crop of complimentary pieces. You can get a taste of what we're doing, and it's easy to share articles with friends. No log-in or account needed.

 

 

DIGITAL

The Radio Silence digital edition shares some features with our print magazine but also includes unique material, such as unreleased songs, podcasts, short films, and book and record reviews. A new digital issue appears every month.

GET THE FREE APP: iOS 
OR ACCESS ON DESKTOP: Web

"Radio Silence is the bar we all wish we had in the neighborhood. Great jukebox, terrific conversation, and a few things to read quietly with a nightcap when the hour grows late."

Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket)

 
_IGP7957.jpg
 

If the Paris Review were starting today, it would be called Radio Silence. And if Melville were starting today, Radio Silence is where he’d want to be. How many journals can you say that about? And how many others do you read cover to cover? 

playwright David Ives

 

LIVE

Radio Silence isn't only a magazine—it also exists live on stage. From intimate loft parties to large concerts, our events feature writers and musicians in performance and collaboration. These gatherings offer an opportunity to get together with good people who share our love for literature and rock & roll.

"Radio Silence gets to the feeling of music by being alert to the way great writing itself approaches the musical. I have more fun reading these pages, whether online or in print, than I do almost any other magazine these days."

—best-selling author Rick Moody

 
merrit_2.1_smaller.jpg
 
 

GENEROSITY

There’s also a 501(c)3 nonprofit element to Radio Silence, as we aim to do our part to help create the next generation of artists and audiences. When you subscribe to the magazine or purchase an event ticket, a portion of your payment is set aside to buy books and musical instruments for under-served youth. If we can help inspire a few kids to want to be the next Buddy Holly or Langston Hughes—if we can help ignite some sparks—that ain’t a bad thing.

 
Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 3.44.05 PM.png
 

In these days of mixing media and crossing borders, what the world has been crying out for is a literary magazine that flows as transportingly as a Van Morrison riff, and a music magazine that reads as elegantly as a Scott Fitzgerald story. Welcome to Radio Silence! I devour each issue as greedily as if I were consuming Granta and Dylan’s next memoir in the same breath. 

—writer Pico Iyer

 

PRESS

Radio Silence was the recipient of a 2014 Pushcart Prize.


"1 of the 10 Best New Magazines in the Country: At the heart of the success of RS is the editor’s fine ear for lyric prose. Stone has wrought a very cool, eminently readable new literary magazine." 

Library Journal

"Best of 2012: Radio Silence seems to have hit upon a killer combo, literature and rock & roll…. Look out, Dave Eggers—you’ve got competition." 

San Francisco magazine

"[In Radio Silence] we’re brought face-to-face with why we turn to books or music (or anything)—for consolation or connection, to see something of ourselves in someone else. It’s not redemption, exactly, but respite, the recognition that for this moment anyway, we are not alone." 

LA Times

_IGP7952.jpg