We are asking for your support to secure the future of The White Review.
For the past decade, our magazine has provided a platform for ambitious new art and writing, supported international and UK-based writers and artists at a crucial stage in their development, championed literature in translation, and published a vital programme of cultural reviews read by an international audience.
Remember Virginie Despentes’s blistering take-down of the Académie des César, translated by Frank Wynne? Johanna Hedva’s hagiography of Nine Inch Nails? Meena Kandasamy’s extraordinary essay on writing, trauma and the fate of women Tamil Tigers? Juliet Jacques’s reckoning with the films of Adam Curtis? Sally Rooney’s short story ‘‘At the Clinic’? Lauren Elkin on écriture féminine? Deborah Levy’s ‘Weeping Machines’, the starting point for ‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’ and her ‘living autobiography’ series?
Our activities extend beyond the page. Our Short Story Prize and Poet’s Prize have helped amplify some of the most exciting new voices in fiction and poetry, including Claire-Louise Bennett, Julia Armfield, Sophie Mackintosh, Lucy Mercer and Vanessa Onwuemezi, along with our most recent winners, Kandace Siobhan Walker and RZ Baschir. We host online and in-person events, provide editorial mentorships in partnership with Ledbury Poetry Critics, and help run the annual, international Hope Street Writer in Residence programme in collaboration with the University of Liverpool.
The White Review depends upon the support of its readers, and, as we move into our second decade, we need your help.
The past two years have been particularly difficult for small charities, independent journals and publishers like us, as we’ve been hit by both Covid-19 and Brexit.
Competition for public funding is higher than ever before, postage costs have gone up, VAT regulations have hampered sales to the European Union, and the cost of printing has risen owing to an increase in the price of paper.
Opportunities for holding live events have (understandably) been limited. This has included our annual fundraiser, which is why we are taking this year’s fundraiser online.
If you can, please consider donating to The White Review. Nothing we do – not the magazine, nor the website, nor our prizes, events or residency – is possible without your support.
We have exciting plans for 2022. We will publish three print magazines alongside our weekly online publishing – which is free to read. This will be complemented by our Prizes, an interdisciplinary events series, new workshops, and much more.
By supporting us you can help to ensure that we are able to continue to create space for new art and writing in 2022 and beyond. Our funding goal of £10,000 will enable us to print and distribute the next issue of The White Review, and will support the magazine while we secure public funding.
We’re offering a number of rewards for people who donate to our campaign, starting from £20, from issues to bundles to manuscript consultations (a great gift for the writer in your life). Details of those are available on our Crowdfunder page.
The White Review is a registered charity (Charity Number: 1148690). All donations are tax deductible.