THE WHITE REVIEW is an arts and literature magazine, published three times a year, with monthly online editions. It publishes fiction, essays, interviews with writers and artists, poetry, and series of artworks.
‘THE WHITE REVIEW is a gift for writers, and for literature.’ — Claire-Louise Bennett
‘An insider’s manual for aspiring writers.’ — Nicole Flattery
‘THE WHITE REVIEW has boldly carved out a space for itself in the contemporary literary landscape, such that the landscape has begun to shape itself around it.’ — Vanessa Onwuemezi
‘What it brings to the table is the political authenticity and fervour of a little magazine – intense long-form pieces, voices from the margins, critical conversations.’ — Meena Kandasamy
‘THE WHITE REVIEW has long been one of my favourite publications, encouraging work which, pushes boundaries and pulses with life.’ — Caleb Azumah Nelson
‘Nothing less than a cultural revolution.’ — Deborah Levy
‘The White Review gives a platform to emerging artists alongside established ones, publishing work that isn’t afraid to take risks or challenge.’ — Sophie Mackintosh
‘Packed with varied, unexpected material in all kinds of forms, The White Review brings a message from the future: it rises to meet readers’ and writers’ continuing needs to experience art and literature in a sensuous, delectable form; and it gives me the feeling that I have my finger on the pulse.’ — Marina Warner
‘One of the best magazines in Europe.’ — Hans Ulrich Obrist
THE WHITE REVIEW was launched by Ben Eastham and Jacques Testard in February 2011, to provide ‘a space for a new generation to express itself unconstrained by form, subject or genre’. It takes its name from LA REVUE BLANCHE, a Parisian magazine which ran from 1889 to 1903.
The White Review Short Story Prize was launched in 2013 to support new voices in writing in the UK and Ireland; the inaugural winner was Claire-Louise Bennett, and the most recent winner was Elizabeth O’Connor. The White Review Poet’s Prize was introduced in 2017; the inaugural winner was Lucy Mercer, and the most recent winner was Kandace Siobhan Walker. For more information, please visit our ‘Prizes’ page.
The journal was conceived as an arts and literary journal specialising in artistically or educationally meritorious works of new or emerging artists and writers. Its aim is the promotion of the arts and literature and of advancing education in arts and literature.
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The White Review is supported by Arts Council England.