The 108-page issue contains 10 short stories, 14 poems (four in translation, from the German, Serbian and Spanish), an instructional score, an essay about the life and death (and life and death) of Jean Rhys, and a 20-page interview with the inimitable Margaret Atwood. It’s also in colour!
The artwork throughout this issue is by London-based illustrator Jade They. Jade illustrated a piece back in issue ten, and she has written a fascinating blog post about the thought process behind this issue’s images here. The cover artwork is her illustration of John Keats’ ‘Ode on Melancholy’.
This is another landmark issue. We are working with a new printer and—for the first time—a distributor. This means that, although the cover price has gone up, postage costs have gone way down, especially for overseas readers. So if you like the sound of this issue, and would like to support the magazine, buy a copy in our online shop or from one of our lovely brick-and-mortar stockists.