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Issue eight launch

Photo by Paul Ockelford (CC BY 2.0)

Saturday the 28th of July saw the launch of Structo issue eight. We had hoped to give the new issue a good send off, but we didn’t expect everything to go this perfectly. We had a brilliant evening. The event was held at the lovely Society Club in London’s Soho, and featured readings by two of the authors featured in the magazine — Avril Joy and Bette Adriaanse — as well as music from Structo‘s very own Will Burns. We were also surprised by a last-minute drinks sponsorship from La Maison Fontaine absinthe, which went down incredibly well, in both senses of the phrase. Thanks to everyone who came out, I hope you had as much fun as we did.

Photos from the night follow after the break (all courtesy of Paul Ockelford).

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Structo issue eight

Photo: Structo (CC-BY-NC-SA)

Issue eight of the little magazine-that-could was launched upon the world last Saturday at The Society Club in Soho, London. A report of the night will follow later in the weekend, but first I just wanted to give a quick introduction to the new issue.

Photo: Structo (CC-BY-NC-SA)

First of all, you might have noticed that we’ve changed format. For the last couple of years we have published as a tabloid newspaper, but from this issue on Structo will be formed from perfect-bound pages of lovely heavy paper. I waffled on about the reasons and process for this in my editorial, so will spare you here. Let’s just say there were several reasons, chief among them that the magazine is getting rather big – this one is 112 pages long!

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Those 112 pages are filled with an eclectic mix of 14 poems (two in translation), 12 short stories, three interviews (authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Steven Hall, and the co-director of The Institute for the Future of the Book, Chris Meade) and a new essay, alongside original and classic illustrations.

Photo: Structo (CC-BY-NC-SA)

We’re very proud of it. If you would like to get your hands on a copy, you can find all the information about stockists and how to buy online over at the website. The issue costs £5 in UK shops and €6.5 in Paris/Berlin.

We would love to hear what you think!

— Euan