The Goldblum Variations talks about a universe in which Jeff Goldblum is reading this very book. Folks, it happened.
A few weeks ago we unveiled the brill line-up of Issue 2 of 404 Ink, publishing at the end of May 2017. It's... rather close to the end of May 2017, so you might rightly be wondering where it is. Due to unforeseen circumstances - cough, thanks technology, cough - the magazine got held back a bit, but it's off to print and will now be out in mid-June.
However, we are bloody delighted to announce that we're joining forces with Flint & Pitch for their last Revue of the season to launch the mag. Their stellar line-up already features four of our contributors - Nadine Aisha Jassat, Kirsty Logan, Jenny Lindsay and Cameron Foster - so they've kindly let us jump on board to launch F-Word at Edinburgh's Bongo Club on Friday June 23rd. Flint & Pitch run absolutely ace nights of spoken word and music, so come along!
So, that's where we are. Thanks everyone for your patience, no thanks to technology for being a pain, and we'll see you all in June for a fun night, okay? You can book your tickets here, join the Facebook event for the latest information, and pre-order your copy of the magazine here.
We're excited to unveil Issue 2 of 404 Ink's literary magazine: F Word. The print version is now available for pre-order on the store. So what do we have for you this time?
Fission. Fraught weather. F-Word machines. Bloody Jessica Fletchers. Flim-flam.
Gathering an eclectic cast of creatives to guide you through the world via a single, powerful letter, F, this second issue of 404 Ink finds fantastic new writers, artists and illustrators and flings them to the forefront. Join us for (alternative) facts of the future, fatigue, feminism, feces, f*%king fancy dress, ferocity and, finally, farewells.
We also chat to FRANK IERO of My Chemical Romance, FOR BOOKS' SAKE, and SALLY BOND and KRISTY MILLER of Kickstarter sensation FEMME MAGNIFIQUE. FINALLY, we have excerpts from Alice Tarbuck's essay in Nasty Women, and a sneak glimpse at Chris McQueer's debut collection Hings too. Flippin' hell.
Full list of Issue 2 authors and artists:
Chris Beausang, Chris Boyland, Paul Bristow & Mhairi Robertson, Rex Bromfield, Ricky Monahan Brown, Jen Burrows, Ria Cagampang, Eva Carson, Celeste W. Clark, Siobhan Dunlop, Alan Fielden, Fameron Foster, Lucy Holden, Suzey Ingold, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Veronique Kootstra, Hannah Lavery, Katy Lennon, Jenny Lindsay, Kirsty Logan, Calum MacLeod, Colm MacQueen, Stevie McEwan, Helen Victoria Murray, Tom Paul-Smith, Heather Parry, Errol Rivera, Jeffrey G. Roberts, Claire Squires, Michael Stephenson, Rhiannon Tate, L.A. Traynor, Simon Ward, Thomas Welsh.
Sounds good, eh? PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE.
We are bloody delighted to announce that we have sold the audio rights of Nasty Women to Audible. We've had a number of requests for audio books, so we're glad to hopefully be able to make that a reality for our little book in the near future.
People, politics, pressure punk - Nasty Women touches on the working class experience to racial divides in Trump's America, being a child of immigrants, to sexual assault, Brexit, pregnancy, contraception, identity, family, finding a voice on line, role models and more. It's been a whirlwind few months for us at 404 Ink, with the book finding support from the likes of Margaret Atwood, Nikesh Shukla, Louise O'Neill, Samantha Shannon and Shirley Manson of Garbage.
That list, and most subsequent news of Nasty Women, is very surreal to us. We're two people working in a spare room with a (particularly kickass) labrador, so this is very exciting news for all involved. We're so glad the book is going as far as it is, and that we can amplify these women's stories as loudly as possible. We'll keep you updated on it all! In the meantime, if you haven't already, you can get a copy of the book by heading here.
It’s been an exciting time of late. We’ve been busy editing Issue 1 of 404 Ink and finally this week we send it off to print, and we’ve even booked our launch event in Edinburgh (we’d keep December 9th free, if we were you. And get some jazzy Christmas jumpers ready).
But we have another exciting piece of news to start the week: we received Creative Scotland funding! You can read more about it here.