Many of the writers associated with the project are U.S. citizens, as is its editor. We wanted a strong identity. Since Italy once had a daily newspaper in English called the Rome Daily American (1945-1984) we decided to revive the name. The magazine was founded in March 2004.
Aside from mutual courtesies, no.
We’re an eclectic group, with Americans, Britons, Canadians, Italians, and Australians. The American is an idea, not a national label.
We’re entirely pro bono with exception to limited advertising provided via Google Adsense.
To provide an eloquent, alert monthly online magazine that helps to inform the national community about Italian cultural and political life. We hope to be useful to English-speakers and Italians alike. Our goal is to provide interesting information and provocative, personal insight.
We publish an average of 30 new columns monthly, along with 10 or more film and book reviews. These are added to the site periodically over the course of each month. Short fiction is added quarterly.
Please use the contact box on the home page for all inquiries.
Yes. Feel free to send a query to our Contact address.
Absolutely not. We try to print the best possible material we get, without regard to its inclination. The views in our opinion pieces are those of the authors, not The American.
You may write to the editor using the comment box on the home page.
Though the website does not publish reader response or provide reader forums on its pages, the magazine’s Facebook page may be be used for that purpose.
Christopher P. Winner, a U.S. citizen who lives in Rome. His mini biography is on our team page.
It’s a journalistic collective with many freelancers. Our writers are based in Italy as well as in Britain and the United States. See The Team
We don’t have a fixed office staff. Therefore we have no positions available. If you’re interested in becoming involved in The American project as a writer or contributor, feel free to write to us. We’re always interested in talent. Write to the editor.
We are an all-volunteer shop that relies on the good will of both veteran and first-time journalists and writers. They write without compensation.
Yes. If you send us a 150-word blurb (not a word more!) with the basic information about a restaurant (see our format) we’ll take a look and let you know if we can use it. No promises. No cash. We’re trying to provide a service to our readers. Please send your information in the body of a text message or as a Word attachment to Christopher Winner.
Yes. Please send queries or manuscripts to David Winner, the magazine’s fiction editor, via the contact box on the home page.
No. We’re exclusively online.
The site was designed and built by Fred Sessoms, James Ryven Valeii and Kevin Kautzman, based in San Diego, Kalamazoo, Michigan and New York City, respectively.
No. The American is an entirely pro bono project, a volunteer writer’s collective. It also does not accept sponsored content in any form. No money changes hands (aside from payments made to web hosting firms and developers.)