This tenth editorial will be our last. Back in February 2011, on launching the magazine, we grandiosely stated that we were ‘creating a space for a new generation to express themselves unconstrained by form, subject, or genre’. In laying out these aims in a preliminary editorial, we in fact constrained ourselves to the tedium of having to come up with something interesting to say with each new issue, having set the precedent. In our second issue, we announced that ‘we are not yet in a position to pay contributors, (or ourselves for that matter)’. Thanks to an Arts
Council grant awarded earlier this year, the former is no longer true: we are now able to pay writers and artists a small fee for their work, both online and in print. As for paying ourselves, our naïve dreams of wealth and fame soon proved illusory – and there’s always the spiritual reward to be reaped in solving ‘technical, mechanical issues … in a small room, surrounded by paper’ (The White Review No. 3), with the art director Ray. Our fourth editorial was probably our most rousing (‘We hope that you find somethin... [Click to read more]
Raphaël Garnier, Patrick Langley, Ed Aves, Vladimir Sorokin, Anna Aslanyan, Marcel Dzama, Francesco Pacifico, Livia Franchini, Adam Fitzgerald, George Szirtes, Matthew Gregory, Jeff Keen, Ed Atkins, Gustav Metzger, Benjamin Eastham, Enrique Vila-Matas, Rahul Bery, Gerður Kristný, Victoria Cribb, Sigurður A. Magnússon, Mark Mulroney, Hunter Braithwaite, Rebecca Solnit, Tess Thackara, Zoe Pilger
Benjamin Eastham is a writer, editor and curator. He also works at Hannah Barry Gallery.
Jacques Testard is a writer, editor and translator. In the past he has worked at the Sunday Times, the Paris Review, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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