Launched in 1994, Contrafor defines itself as “the magazine of young Moldavian writers”. With the aim to promote “a modern and critical spirit” in the literary world, it publishes prestigious writers from Romania, Moldavia and Western Europe. Contrafort’s reputation goes beyond the Moldavian Republic’s borders. A monthly, it is co-edited by the Romanian Cultural Institute and Contrafort SRL.
The website is supported by the Soros Moldavia Foundation and publishes the content from the previous issue. All archives can be consulted in PDF format. There are also links to other Romanian and Moldavian cultural magazines, as well as access to two editorial blogs by Vitalie Ciobanu and writer Vasile Gârneţ. Access is free.