404 Ink Issue 1: Alive and ready to pre-order.

You’ve been patient with us since our launch two and a half months ago, but here it is: Error. You’ve helped us explore the realm of mistakes, mishaps and the friendly 404, and now we’re ready to show off what we’ve got ahead of publication in late November.

Through fiction, non-fiction, poetry and comics, we travel the vastness of space down to microscopic particles, through the darkest of times, nights out, other worlds and prophecies. Coffee cups, arty mishaps, politics, gaming, glitches of the mind – we asked where you see error and, as you can tell, you didn’t disappoint.

And on top of that, we’ll be shouting out to some great organisations we love from the robotic world and beyond as well as a retrospective look at the (considerable) errors of 2016. We also chatted to the one and only Wilko Johnson for the issue’s feature. Founder of the inimitable Dr Feelgood and star of Game of Thrones, in 2013 he was given 10 months to live. Wilko talks to us about his life, music and writing, and the moment that, after accepting death with open arms, he now found himself cancer free and facing a future he didn’t think he’d have.

You can pre-order your copy here, or subscribe via Patreon.

Discover new stories and a host of brilliant new writers in English and Scottish Gaelic alongside their English translation. So who else will you be reading from? Issue 1 includes:

Ali George, Alice Tarbuck, Beth Cochrane, Cara L McKee, Chris McQueer, Christina Neuwirth, C. Scott Davis, Deena Jacobs, Elizabeth Gibson, Fleur Beaupert, Gavin Inglis, Helen Sedgwick, Ian J McKenzie, Jamie Norman, Jen McGregor, Jonathan Macho, Karyn Dougan, Katerina Sidorova, Kellie Huskisson, Kevin MacNeil, Lori England, Lucy Goodwill, Mark Bolsover, Max Scratchmann, Nicholas J. Parr, picklish, Rachel Plummer, Robbie MacLeòid, Seonaidh Charity, Simon Brown and Thomas Heitler.

We’ve been giving you daily sneak peeks at the issue, so keep an eye on this thread as we slowly unravel Issue 1 over the coming weeks.


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