Structo: a new issue, a shortlisting and a rolling call for submissions


It’s all go in the world of Structo.

Issue 16 was released into the world in mid-October, featuring 94 pages of outstanding fiction and poetry, alongside photography from Minoru Karamatsu and an interview with Minae Mizumura, novelist and author of The Fall of Language in the Age of English.

Around the same time, issue 15 was shortlisted for the Stack Award for Best Original Fiction. The nominated story was Paula Hunter’s wonderful ‘3 for 2’. The winner will announced at a ceremony in London on November 23rd.

Finally—for this brief roundup at least—came the announcement that Structo is now accepting rolling submissions. Send in your best.

Structo 15 now online for free

Structo issue 15 is now online, in its entirety, to read for free. This most recent issue features 11 short stories, 17 poems, a feature on cover on design, an interview with three of our favourite cover designers and another with the ex-poet laureate of North Korea Jang Jin-sung. You can find more details, as well as bonus material such as audio recordings, at the issue page.

To mark the occasion, the physical issue is currently discounted from £7 to £5, so if you want one before they sell out, now’s the time! Head here to pick up your copy. That said, the most valuable thing you can do is read the magazine and tell a friend about Structo, as magazines like ours thrive by word of mouth. Share and enjoy.

Structo 14 now online for all


Structo issue 14 is now online, in its entirety, to read for free. This most recent issue contains 14 short stories, 14 poems, and two interviews—one with David Gaffney and another with Ursula K. Le Guin. It’s a monster of an issue at 138 pages, and we were delighted when it was recently shortlisted for a Stack Award for Best Original Fiction. You can find more details, as well as listen to bonus material from issue contributors, at the issue page.

We are marking the online launch by putting the final box of physical magazines on sale at 40% off, so if you want one of the last 25, now’s the time! Just enter the code ’14at40′ at checkout or use this direct link.

But really, the most valuable thing you can do is tell a friend about Structo, as magazines like ours thrive by word of mouth. Share and enjoy!

A new issue and a submissions experiment

Structo14It’s been a busy few months here at Structo. Two main bits of news though: our biggest ever issue has just been released, and we have just announced a submissions call with a difference.

First of all, issue 14: at 138 pages, it’s the longest issue we’ve ever published, by some distance. It features 14 short stories, 14 poems and two interviews—the first with the master of the short form story David Gaffney and the second with the ever-remarkable Ursula K. Le Guin. To find out more, or buy a copy, head over here.

The second bit of news is about our latest submission call, which is now open through September 20th. It’s a little different this time around, as we are asking everyone who sends in writing to also send in proof that they have recently supported a literary magazine. It’s a slightly mad experiment, and we explain why we’ve decided to do it in a blog post over at our website.

New issues, competitions and calls for submissions—oh my!

unnamedFirst off, Structo issue 13 is available now! This latest issue features eight short stories, 14 poems, a piece of creative non-fiction from Influx Press’ Gary Budden, and two interviews—one with the Icelandic novelist Sjón and another with Faber New Poet Zaffar Kunial. You can find full details here.

To celebrate the release of the new issue, we have two pairs of poetry pamphlets to give away: one by issue 13 interviewee Sjón and another by Structo alum Will Burns. The copies of Sjón’s At the Grave of the Invisible Man are part of a limited edition of 100 and contain signed slips from Sjón. Will’s Faber New Poets 10 were both signed at the launch. And they’re both ace.

If this inspires you to creative endeavours, you’ll be glad to hear that we are now reading for issue 14. We only read for five weeks, so be sure to get your work in before the April 19th deadline. All the relevant information can be found here.

Celebrating Structo issue 12 with a Margaret Atwood competition


Structo is celebrating the launch of its 12th issue with a competition. As the magazine contains a new interview with Margaret Atwood, it seems only right that the competition prize is a signed copy of Atwood’s latest novel Maddaddam.

In addition to the 20-page interview, the new issue contains 10 short stories, 14 poems (four in translation, from the German, Serbian and Spanish), an instructional score, and an essay about the life and death of Jean Rhys. It’s also in colour for the first time!

And because sleep is for the weak, the Structo team are now accepting submissions for issue 13. Head to the magazine’s website for more information, and for the link to submit your writing.

New website for Structo magazine

Screenshot 2014-04-24 22.48.23 Structo magazine has a new website, and this time it’s not hand-coded in html.

The overhauled site features a full interview archive, containing exclusive and extensive conversations with authors as diverse as Iain Banks, Richard Adams, Lindsay Davis and Kim Stanley Robinson. There are also individual issue pages with links to bonus content such as author readings and reviews.

More features will be added in the months to come, but we’re kicking things off with a short interview on the new blog with Structo staffer Will Burns, who was recently named as one of the four Faber New Poets for 2014.

Structo #10 online and a competition


We’re celebrating the recent online launch of Structo issue 10 with a competition. One of our interviewees in issue 10—released in print back in autumn—was Evie Wyld, author of the novels After the Fire, A Still Small Voice and All the Birds, Singing. We have a copy of the latter, her latest, as well as one of the first ever Structo tote bags, up for grabs in a competition.

To be in with a chance of winning the book and the bag, simply email us at, with ‘Evie Wyld competition’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body text. The draw closes at midnight GMT on December 31st and we’ll let you know if you’ve won soon after. You can find full details over at the Structo blog.

And if you don’t fancy entering the competition, remember that you can still read issue 10, in full and for free, over at Issuu (you can find all of our back issues up on there too). The Issuu interface works well on iPad and Android tablets if you got one of those for Christmas!