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...

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...

Llama Sutra

Melanie Whipman’s story ‘After Ever After’ appeared in Structo 11. We talked to her about her new story collection, Llama Sutra. Is there a common thread linking the stories in Llama Sutra? Yes, the title of the book was chosen for a reason. It’s not...

The Drowning Book

We talk to Structo alum Cristina Baptista about her new full-length collection, which opens with the poem ‘Trouble Woman’ from Issue 14. I don’t know if The Drowning Book would have been possible without Gertrude Stein and William James. I began the project in early...

Review: ‘Pigeon’ by Alys Conran

To many, pigeons are indisputably the basest birds in the book. Our connotations of the pigeon don’t usually stray far from Woody Allen’s “rats of the sky” or Tom Lehrer’s Poisoning Pigeons in the Park. A positive literary allusion to the pigeon is...