The White Review is a fairly new quarterly arts journal that is published both online and in print. Its focus is artistically and educationally meritorious works created by new or emerging artists. Its aim is the promotion of the arts and literature and of advancing education in arts and literature. It takes its name and some inspiration from La Revue Blanche, a Parisian magazine which ran from 1889 to 1903. The White Review’s head editors are Benjamin Eastham and Jacques Testard. The magazine is based in Knightsbridge, London and accepts work from anywhere and anyone. FUSE interviews The White Review head editors, Benjamin Eastham and Jacques Testard.
The White Review is a fairly new arts journal (about 2 years old, I believe). There has always been a good number of literary magazines, and the Web has brought even more venues for artists and writers to share their work. What do you think makes The White Review stand out?
It’s the third anniversary of the launch of our first issue this week, in fact. We’d dispute that there ‘have always been a good number of literary magazines’, or at least that there has a been a number of good ones. Among the reasons that we started the journal was to provide a platform for young writers who we didn’t feel were being given the proper opportunities by a conservative literary establishment (at least in the UK). Similarly, we felt that conservatism expressed in the insularity of literary publishing here, which has showed little e