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...

Introducing issue 16

This is Structo 16. It features 94 pages of outstanding fiction and and poetry, alongside photography by Minoru Karamatsu and an interview with Minae Mizumura, novelist and author of The Fall of Language in the Age of English. It’s a corker, and it’s out...

Review: ‘Laurus’ by Eugene Vodolazkin

Mostly when we think of science fiction, we think of spaceships and robots and giant floating eyes. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like all these things, but they can be somewhat limiting. I prefer a broader understanding of science fiction as a genre that describes...