It’s been just over two months now since we launched our second issue at Daunt Books Cheapside and we have plenty of news to share, events to unveil and, most importantly perhaps, deals on subscriptions and past issues of The White Review.
We’d like to start, however, by congratulating Patrick McGuinness, who had a poem in our last issue, for making the Booker longlist with his novel The Last Hundred Days.
Our third issue will, this time around, launch in the Gallery on the third floor of Foyles’ flagship Charing Cross Road bookshop on 13 October from 6-8.30pm. Following a brief presentation of the issue by the editors, British sculptor Richard Wentworth – interviewed here for our second issue – will be joined by author and critic Marina Warner – interviewed in the new issue – to discuss contemporary art and literature. As usual, there will be some nibbles, lots to drink and an after-party in a nearby drinking establishment. To reserve a space for the launch, please email email@example.com.
Issue 3 will feature interviews with writers Will Self and the aforementioned Marina Warner but also an unusual discussion on artistic collaboration and contemporary art with Danish conceptual duo Elmgreen & Dragset. Around the interviews will be the usual mix of fiction, poetry, reportage, essays, photography and artwork from two dozen artists and writers, all presented in our bespoke typeface. As with the last issue, you can expect a few more innovative design features courtesy of The White Review’s artistic director and designer Ray O’Meara.
Back Issues, Subscriptions & Tote Bags
Ahead of the next launch, we are launching a subscription deal: £39.99 gets you four issues (please specify which issue you’d like it to start at…) and a limited edition tote bag that will be sent out with the third issue in mid-October. Visit our website for more details on this. Please note this deal is only available until 13 October.
We’re also doing a 25% discount on the first issue of The White Review online only, now priced at £10.99 for UK customers. We have less than 100 copies of these left so hurry up if you don’t want to miss out. The second issue, meanwhile, is still available online and in all good bookshops. If you are a bookshop and find yourself offended by your exclusion from this list, please email us and we can discuss how to get The White Review stocked in your shop.
This Thursday 25 August, we will be hosting a panel discussion with our friends at Popshot and Teller Magazine on new literary magazines and the prospect for print publishing at the Wapping Project Bookshop. If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
13 October is our third issue launch and we will be doing an event at legendary Parisian bookshop Shakespeare & Co. on 21 November. We’ll be in touch about that one when the line-up has been confirmed.
Finally, the first ever Soho Literary Festival is almost upon us. We won’t be appearing there, sadly, but we are fans of festivals generally and enjoin all of you to get down there in numbers. The line-up looks excellent for a first-time festival and we’ll certainly be supporting it:
The first ever Soho Literary Festival will be held at the Soho Theatre, in the heart of London’s Soho, from 23rd to 25th September. Ken Loach opens the festival in an interview by Mark Lawson, and Howard Jacobson, Gyles Brandreth, Maureen Lipman, Craig Brown, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, Melvyn Bragg and Philip Kerr are among the writers who will be speaking about their books. Marcus Berkmann hosts a special Soho Literary Quiz at the Century Club and Rose Prince welcomes guests to a gourmet Sunday lunch at Black’s. The festival is presented by The Oldie magazine and is sponsored by Noble Caledonia. To book please see www.soholitfest.com.
That’s it for now, but do check our website for new online content and news and events or follow us on Twitter and Facebook if you prefer. We’ll be in touch very soon with further news about the new issue but, in the meantime, we’re going to doing a lot of proof-reading.
Jacques & Ben