Tomorrow was a literary magazine that was published in New York City from 1934 until 1939. The magazine was known for its left-wing political leanings and its focus on popularizing Marxist thought in the United States.Image:tomorrow-sample-cover


Tomorrow was founded in 1934 by a group of young intellectuals, including the poet and critic Edwin Rolfe. The magazine's goal was to provide a platform for Marxist thought and to promote the idea of socialist revolution in the United States.

The magazine achieved some success during its run, attracting contributions from prominent writers and intellectuals of the time, including Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and William Carlos Williams. However, it also faced controversy and opposition from conservative groups and the US government, which viewed its radical politics with suspicion.

Tomorrow ceased publication in 1939, as the result of financial difficulties and internal conflicts among its editorial staff.


Tomorrow primarily published poetry, fiction, and critical essays that focused on Marxist theory and socialist politics. The magazine also included articles on current events and political issues, as well as reviews of books and other cultural artifacts.

The magazine's editorial staff believed that literature and art had a political purpose, and sought to use the magazine as a means of promoting socialist thought among its readers. For this reason, many of the works published in Tomorrow had a strong political message and were critical of capitalism and the American social order.


Tomorrow had a significant impact on the literary and political landscape of the United States during the 1930s. The magazine helped to popularize Marxist thought among intellectuals and artists, and introduced many readers to the works of writers who would later become prominent figures in American literature.

Moreover, Tomorrow's emphasis on political engagement and the role of literature in shaping social consciousness helped to establish a tradition of politically engaged literary journalism in the United States that continues to this day.


Tomorrow's legacy can be seen in the continued interest in Marxist thought and socialist politics in the United States and around the world. While the magazine had a relatively short run, it left a lasting impact on the literary and political culture of its time, and helped to shape the course of American intellectual history.{{Categories}}

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