Introducing Town

Town is an experiment in low-budget, non-profit literary publishing at a time when print periodicals in many parts of the world are under severe financial pressure (as I know all too well from my experiences with the Caribbean Review of Books). We're thinking about how to share literary work with unconventional audiences, how to use nearly-free online publishing tools while retaining some of the aesthetic pleasures of ink on paper, and how to enlist our readers in the publishing process--not by asking them to pay a subscription, but by encouraging them to help print the magazine via their own desktop printers.

Our modest plan is to publish a new issue every six to eight weeks, each containing just four or five pieces of writing--poems and very short fiction and essays--and three or four images.

Like any sensible literary journal nowadays, Town will publish the full contents of each issue online--you can see our first issue here:


1:1....A World, by Vahni Capildeo

1:2....A Fable about a Transformation, by Kelvin Christopher James

1:3....How to Say This, by Anu Lakhan

1:4....A Place to Start, by Nicholas Laughlin

1:5, 1:6, 1:7....Images from The Dimming series, by Nikolai Noel

Notes on contributors


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Thanks for the link, Geoffrey!

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