Support The White Review for 2022

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Support The White Review for 2022

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The White Review is a platform for ambitious new art and writing. Support our 2022 programme!

by The White Review Ltd in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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On the 6th January 2022 we'd raised £15,191 with 162 supporters in 35 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Thank you so much for your support for our fundraiser so far! 

With our new stretch goal our aim is to secure The White Review throughout 2022. Unfortunately, these are precarious times – we will continue to feel the effects of Covid-19 and Brexit. 

Our plans for next year start with the print magazine, published three times a year, and our online publishing; organising a series of interdisciplinary events; running our two Prizes; and much more. 

Your further support will not only make these activities possible; achieving our stretch goal would allow us to develop an even more ambitious programme.

We're excited about next year, and hope you are too. With your contribution we will be able to keep creating space for ambitious new art and writing. Thank you!


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 her ‘living autobiography‘ series?

‘The White Review is a gift for writers, and for literature.’ – Claire-Louise Bennett

These examples only scratch the surface of the work The White Review does, showcasing a diverse mixture of emerging and established artists and writers side by side. We've published interviews with brilliant cultural figures, from Anuk Arudpragasam, Julia Kristeva and Lydia Davis, to Anne Carson, Gustav Metzger, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Dayanita Singh and Yvonne Rainer, and worked with artists including Jamie Crewe, Allison Katz and Toyin Ojih Odutola to design beautiful cover art and image series.

‘A cultural juggernaut. Seismic in its impact on both aspiring and established voices. An essential space for great writing and thinking.’ – Irenosen Okojie MBE

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.

‘Nothing less than a cultural revolution.’ –  Deborah Levy



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. Opportunities for holding live events have (understandably) been limited, and with this we have lost a significant income stream. This has included our annual fundraiser, which is why we are taking this year's fundraiser online. 

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.

Nothing we do – not the magazine, nor the website, nor our prizes, events or residency – is possible without your support. 

If you can, please consider donating to The White Review. With your help we can secure the future of the magazine, and enable us to become even more ambitious. The White Review is a registered charity (Charity Number: 1148690). All donations are tax deductible.


We have exciting plans for 2022, starting with our next print issue: in the New Year we will be launching issue 32 of The White Review. Our cover is ‘Three Architects’ (2019) by Lubaina Himid, who is interviewed in the issue. Issue 32 includes interviews with Irenosen Okojie and Ocean Vuong on memory and myth-making; Rebecca Liu on representations of Asian mothers in fiction; poetry by Kandace Siobhan Walker, the winner of The White Review Poet’s Prize 2020/21; and much more, which we'll share with you soon. 

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.

‘As a writer, The White Review has provided an essential platform for me to explore new works in considerable depth. As a reader, it has brought plenty of new authors and artists to my attention for more than a decade, and it would be great if they could continue to do so for years to come.’ – Juliet Jacques



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’, and takes its name from LA REVUE BLANCHE, a Parisian magazine which ran from 1889 to 1903. 

The White Review is run by a small, dedicated part-time team and supported by the board and the contributing editors.

Samir Chadha is Editorial Assistant at The White Review, and is based in London. He’s currently studying for an MA at Birkbeck, and also likes to cook.

Theodora Danek is the Managing Editor. She lives in Vienna, where she occasionally edits and writes. When she's not working, she enjoys cycling and literature in translation.

Joanna Lee is Editorial Assistant (Poetry) in residence with Ledbury Poetry Critics. She lives in London, has written poetry criticism for a number of publications from the Guardian to the LARB and works in publishing — currently at Curtis Brown.

Rosanna McLaughlin is Co-Editor of The White Review. She lives in Glasgow where she is currently working on a ‘lesbian noir’ novel with Montez Press. In 2019 she published Double-Tracking: Studies in Duplicity, a collection of satirical essays and short-fiction published by Carcanet Press. She has written on subjects from Ariana Grande and Frieze Art Fair to the history of dog-breeding, and she has also edited a number of books. 

Izabella Scott is Co-Editor of The White Review. She lives in London, where she is currently working on a PhD about a sex offence trial, and a controversial section of law, which outlines ‘sexual fraud’, or ‘sex by lies’: where sexual consent is gained by deception, and is therefore legally invalid. She loves to swim.

Thomas Swann is art director and designer of The White Review. In 2020, he founded Zegris Books, an imprint publishing on fashion and design. He is based in Brussels.

Skye Arundhati Thomas is co-editor of The White Review. She tries to write thoughtfully about Indian politics and visual culture, and is the author of 'Remember the Details' out now with Floating Opera Press. She lives in Goa with her dog Luna.

‘The White Review has always been a rich resource and platform for people whose written work is central to their practice and yet never quite finds itself perfectly at home: not in a book, on the wall of a gallery, or in a film script. Please support The White Review’s future to build a bigger house.‘ – Lawrence Abu Hamdan



As a thank you for your support, we are offering a set of rewards, from issues and book bundles to manuscript consultations. We're grateful for your contribution. We couldn't do this without you!


‘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

‘The White Review consistently does the work we need: bringing the best in global arts and literary culture to its readers, discovering new talent and taking risks other magazines can't bring themselves to take. It’s an incredibly important space for writers, thinkers, readers and artists and it’s one I am proud to celebrate.‘ – Preti Taneja

‘The White Review continues to be a repository for some of the most compelling ideas of our time. In these turbulent times, it's more important than ever that we sustain this crucial space for critical engagement.‘  – Alok Vaid-Menon

‘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

‘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


This project offered rewards

£200 or more

Short story consultation with Nicole Flattery

A short story consultation (up to 7,000 words) with Nicole Flattery, author of Show Them a Good Time (Stinging Fly/Bloomsbury 2019) and winner of the 2017 White Review Short Story Prize.

£10 or more

Thank you!

Chip in to support The White Review and we'll send you a personal 'thank you' email.

£20 or more

Thank you + issue

A back issue of your choice and a personal 'thank you' email from the editors.

£25 or more

Issue 32

Issue 32, featuring interviews with Irenosen Okojie and Ocean Vuong, and much more.

£40 or more

Art Anthology

The White Review Art Anthology Nos 1–20 is a lavishly produced compendium of artist interviews and series of artworks from the first seven years of The White Review's history, printed at a highly limited run. Highly collectible and sold out everywhere else – get a copy while you can!

£40 or more

Ignota Books bundle

Three books featuring TWR contributors, published by Ignota Books: States of the Body Produced by Love by Nisha Ramayya; Spells: 21st-Century Occult Poetry (ed. Sarah Shin and Rebecca Tamás; Unknown Language by Hildegard of Bingen and Huw Lemmey

£50 or more

The Offord Road Books bundle

Five brilliant poetry collections published by Offord Road Books: Shine, Darling by Ella Frears; Country Music by Will Burns; Votive by Keiran Goddard; Fondue by AK Blakemore; Working Class Voodoo by Bobby Parker. UK only.

£60 or more

Sceptre bundle

Three books from TWR friends and contributors, published by Sceptre: Siri Hustvedt, Mothers, Fathers, and Others; Helena Lee (ed), East Side Voices: Essays celebrating East and Southeast Asian identity in Britain (published Jan 2022); Leon Craig, Parallel Hells (published Feb 2022)

£70 or more

The Inventing the Novel from Scratch bundle

Inventing the novel from scratch: six NYRB Classics. Talk by Linda Rosenkrantz; Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick; Speedboat by Renata Adler; René Leys by Victor Segalen (tr. J.A. Underwood); Witch Grass by Raymond Queneau (tr. Barbara Wright); The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares (tr. Ruth L.C. Simms)

£75 or more

TWR supporter (annual)

As an annual TWR supporter, we will include your name as a supporter in all 2022 print editions. You will receive all issues in the mail. Give to yourself or as a gift.

£100 or more

Fitzcarraldo bundle (big)

Six books by TWR contributors, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions: Claire-Louise Bennett, Pond; Kate Briggs, This Little Art; Charlie Fox, This Young Monster; Patrick Langley, Arkady; Vanessa Onwuemezi, Dark Neighbourhood: and Alice Hattrick, Ill Feelings

£175 or more

Studio visit/art portfolio consultation (virtual)

Meet with one of The White Review's editors, Izabella Scott, Rosanna McLaughlin and Skye Arundhati Thomas, online for a studio visit or art portfolio consultation.

£175 or more

Manuscript consultation (3,000 words or less)

Manuscript consultations on pieces up to 3,000 words, by members of The White Review team and board.

£175 or more

Translation consultation with Jen Calleja

Manuscript consultation on translations up to 3,000 words, from any language into English, incl. video session on editing and pitching, with Jen Calleja, writer and translator (shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 for The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann), and Theodora Danek, The White Review.

£300 or more

Art writing with Ben Eastham

A one-on-one workshop in art writing with founding editor, art critic, and author of 'The Imaginary Museum', Ben Eastham.

£40 or more

The Arcadia Missa bundle

The Arcadia Missa bundle, including artists and writers featured in TWR. Disgrace: Feminism and the Political Right, with etchings by Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings and essays by Akanksha Mehta, Lola Olufemi, Juliet Jacques; Twenty Terrifying Tales from our Technofeudal Tomorrow by William Kherbek; All Us Girls Have Been Dead for So Long by by Linda Stupart and Carl Gent, with a foreword by Isabel Waidner.

£40 or more

The Peninsula Press bundle

The Peninsula Press bundle, featuring: Amber Husain, Replace Me; So Mayer, A Nazi Word for a Nazi Thing; Julia Bell, Radical Attention; and Elvia Wilk, Oval (forthcoming). UK only.

£40 or more

The Jacaranda Books bundle

Three novels published by Jacaranda Books: Irenosen Okojie, Butterfly Fish; Shola von Reinhold, Lote; Isabelle Dupuy, Living the Dream

£50 or more

TWR supporter

Become a TWR supporter. We will include your name as a supporter in the forthcoming print edition and send you Issue 32.

£50 or more

And Other Stories bundle

Three books by TWR contributors, published by And Other Stories: Preti Taneja, Aftermath (publishing April 2022); Gerald Murnane, Invisible Yet Enduring Lilacs; César Aira, The Lime Tree. (Please note that this reward is UK only.)

£50 or more

Fitzcarraldo bundle (small)

Three books by TWR contributors, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions: Claire-Louise Bennett, Pond; Vanessa Onwuemezi, Dark Neighbourhood; and Alice Hattrick, Ill Feelings

£50 or more

Tilted Axis Press bundle

Fiction and poetry from East and South East Asia. Three books from TWR contributors and friends, published by Tilted Axis Press: Happy Stories, Mostly and Sergius Seeks Bacchus by Norman Erikson Pasaribu, translated by Tiffany Tsao; and Unexpected Vanilla by Lee Hyemi, translated by Soje.

£50 or more

Granta bundle

Three books by TWR contributors, published by Granta Books: A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam; Paul by Daisy Lafarge; and Manningtree Witches by AK Blakemore

£50 or more

Silver Press bundle

Three books from feminist publisher Silver Press: Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde; Revolutionary Letters by Diane di Prima; My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman, translated by Daniella Shreir

£50 or more

The Daunt Books bundle

Amina Cain's Indelicacy, Scholastique Mukasonga's Our Lady of the Nile (tr. Melanie Mauthner), Mary Gaitskill's Lost Cat, Brandon Taylor's Filthy Animals, all published by Daunt Books. UK only.

£50 or more

The Natalia Ginzburg bundle

The Natalia Ginzburg Bundle: The Road to the City (tr. Frances Frenaye), The Dry Heart (tr. Frances Frenaye) and The Little Virtues (tr. D Davis), published by Daunt Books. UK only.

£50 or more

The Jonathan Cape bundle

Fiction by TWR friends and contributors, published by Jonathan Cape and Vintage: Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett; Intimacies by Katie Kitamura; On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong; Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan.

£50 or more

The Bloomsbury Poetry bundle

The first four titles published by Bloomsbury Poetry, edited by Kayo Chingonyi: Valzhyna Mort, Music for the Dead and Resurrected; Polarbear, The Lost Chronicle; Anthony Joseph, Sonnets for Albert; Selina Nwulu, A Little Resurrection.

£60 or more

The 4th Estate bundle

Five brilliant novels and essay collections, published by 4th Estate: Joan Didion, Let Me Tell You What I Mean; Alexandra Kleeman, Something New Under the Sun; Lauren Oyler, Fake Accounts; Jia Tolentino, Trick Mirror; Valeria Luiselli, Lost Children Archive

£70 or more

Les Fugitives bundle

Fiction & literary non-fiction, transl. from French & published by Les Fugitives: The White Dress by Nathalie Léger (Natasha Lehrer); The Governesses by Anne Serre (tr. Mark Hutchinson); Translation as Transhumance by Mireille Gansel (tr. Ros Schwartz); A Respectable Occupation by Julia Kerninon (tr. Ruth Diver); Nativity by Jean Frémon, drawings by Louise Bourgeois (tr by Cole Swensen); Poetics of Work by Sylvie Weil (tr. Ros Schwartz). UK only.

£75 or more

Poetry manuscript consultation

Poetry manuscript consultation (max. 50 pages) with Rachael Allen, author of Kingdomland and poetry editor, Granta Publications.

£100 or more

The complete Verso fiction bundle

Every book in Verso Books' fiction series: Kitchen Curse by Eka Kurniawan (tr. various), Long Live the Post Horn! and Will & Testament by Vigdis Hjorth (tr. Charlotte Barslund), Girls Against God and Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval (tr. Marjam Idriss), Tomorrow they Won't Dare to Murder Us by Joseph Andras (tr. Simon Leser), Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki (tr. various), Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados

£100 or more

The Serpent's Tail bundle

Six new and forthcoming books published by Serpent's Tail. Lose Your Mother by Saidiya Hartman; Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters; Oppositions by Mary Gaitskill; Harrow by Joy Williams; In The Seeing Hands of Others by Nat Ogle; Mona by Pola Oloixarac (tr. Adam Morris). UK and Europe only.

£120 or more

The Penguin Modern Classics bundle

A bundle of 10 Penguin Modern Classics: Second-Class Citizen by Buchi Emechta; The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara; The Essential June Jordan; Nostalgia by Mircea Cartarescu; The Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures by Clarice Lispector; Two Girls, Fat and Thin by Mary Gaitskill; Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon; Life for Sale, Yukio Mishima; The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen; Last Witnesses by Svetlana Alexeivich

£180 or more

The White Cube bundle

Five art books published by White Cube, including work by Elad Lassry, Julie Curtiss, Gilbert and George, Léon Wuidar and Antony Gormley.

£300 or more

Manuscript consultation: essay or fiction

Manuscript consultation (essay or fiction), up to 10,000 words, with Francesca Wade, former editor of The White Review and author of Square Haunting (Faber/Crown, 2020), longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.

£500 or more

Manuscript consultation with Jacques Testard

Manuscript consultation: novel or essay, up to 20,000 words and a synopsis, with Jacques Testard, publisher of Fitzcarraldo Editions.

£500 or more

Manuscript consultation with Kishani Widyaratna

Manuscript consultation: novel or essay, up to 20,000 words and a synopsis, with Kishani Widyaratna, editorial director, Fourth Estate

£500 or more

Manuscript consultation with Max Porter

Manuscript consultation: novel or essay, up to 20,000 words and a synopsis, with Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Lanny, and The Death of Francis Bacon.

£500 or more

Manuscript consultation with Francesca Wade

Manuscript consultation: novel or essay, up to 20,000 words and a synopsis, with Francesca Wade, former editor of The White Review and author of Square Haunting (Faber/Crown, 2020), longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.

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