Review: ‘In the Country’ by Mia Alvar

The debut collection of short stories by New York-based Filipina writer Mia Alvar is a thing of quiet wonder. While other first collections might attempt to grandstand, or buttonhole the reader with noisy, sensationalist tales full of purple prose and ultra-violence...

Forward Prize nominations for 2017

Choosing the poems we nominate for the annual Forward Prize for Poetry is tricky. The poems that make it into the magazine are already the cream of the crop, and we have come to know them very well over the course of the submission call discussions, as well as though...

Lenten psalms translation contest 2017

Lent is here and Structo is holding its fourth Lenten psalms translation contest. We’re looking for free translations from the biblical psalms. Lent. Translations. Biblical. Psalms. These words might bring up some questions. What’s Lent got to do with poetry in...

Austrian Cultural Forum Prizes

As you will know if you have picked up a copy of the magazine over the last few years, we’re big fans of works in translation. And so we were delighted when the Austrian Cultural Forum in London got in touch to ask whether we’d like to help judge their new...

Introducing issue 17

This is Structo 17. It features 104 pages of outstanding fiction and and poetry, an essay on the unknown side of Jerome K. Jerome and two interviews, one with Vera Chok and the other with Oscar Schwartz. You can order your copy here, or find out more at the issue...