Const Literary (P)review #1+2

Posted in distribution, writing on May 31st, 2013
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“We lacked an outlet for challenging fiction and poetry in Sweden 2012, and decided to start CONST Literary (P)review.
As literary publishing becomes more and more commercialised the publication of quality literature is decreased and marginalized. It is pushed from the mainstream to the niches where visual art and theater is already found. Where we decided to meet the writers with open arms. During spring 2012 we requested challenging texts written in swedish. The response was huge. We’re now done with the the cherry-picking and getting ready for the release of the first issue.
If we were to talk in terms of fine art, maybe we imagine the equivalent of Louise Bourgeois or a messy painting by Francis Bacon. Beautiful but difficult. Perversions that give pleasure, or days when you see God.
We like it when literature is understandable without being stupefying, exciting without involving brutal murders. Literature that burns and says something about our society without being a grand political pamphlet.
Do you feel the same? If so, you can look forward to the first issue of CONST Literary (P)review that will be released in late September this fall. 10 new texts written in Swedish, from both established authors and first time authors, are published in both English and Swedish in CONST Literary (P) review. The ambition is to make a magazine, but you might as well think of it as an anthology. We want to give you a preview of what we think is the best literature in Sweden 2012. For interested Swedes, but maybe more importantly for people in other countries who are curious about what is happening here.”

Language: English – Swedish
Pages: 287
Size: 17 x 23 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-91-637-1357-6

Price: €15.00

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Const Literary (P)review. 2012.

Posted in distribution, magazines, poetry, writing on November 19th, 2012
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CONST Literary (P)review 2012. Editors: Maria Mårsell & Ida Therén

“CONST Literary (P)review began with a quick e-mail, sent from New York Public Library. ‘Why don’t we start a literary magazine, you and I?’ The reply came from a beer cafe in Copenhagen. ‘Let’s do it.’ The idea for CLP came in the shape of a question: Why are there no forums for interesting Swedish literature? Printing is cheaper than ever, historic amounts of books are sold every year, the writing schools are cramped. A brand new Swedish study tells us that the dream job for the regular Swede is to be a writer. At the same time there is no space for first-time authors, except the chosen few the publishers dare to give a shot each year. So where do all the good texts go? As literary-minded people we wanted to find out what’s going on with quality literature in Sweden. Is it doing ok – and if not, how can we get it to shape up and share it with the world?…”

CONST Literary (P)review är en litteraturtidskrift för utmanande skönlitteratur. CLP innehåller tidigare outgivna texter – noveller, poesi, work-in-progress – och erbjuder ett tvärsnitt av den, just nu, mest spännande skönlitteraturen skriven på svenska. Samtliga texter publiceras på svenska och engelska för att nå såväl nationell som internationell publik.

I det första numret, CLP 1/2012, publiceras nyskrivet material av bl.a Helena Granström, Viktor Johansson och Lidija Praizović.

Medverkar i CLP #1 gör/ with contributions by: Tone Brorsson, Olle Dyrander, Sara-Vide Ericson (konst), Tove Folkesson, Helena Granström, Viktor Johansson, Björn Kohlström (essä), Helena Lie, Daniél Lindström, Malte Persson, Lidija Praizović, Meriç Algün Ringborg (konst), Karolina Stenström

Language: Swedish / English
Pages: 196
Size: 22.5 x 17 cm
ISBN: 9789163713569

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