As a taster for the Abridged Contagion issue we thought we’d let you read the Editorial…we name these issues at least a year (and often more) in advance but somehow they always seems very relevant… … Read More
Driven Like The Snow. A Short Contagion Update.
We’re in the midst of editing/curating/catching Contagion. We thought we’d give you a short report on the patient. We’ll leave it up for you to decide if we mean ourselves or the magazine. Editing the … Read More
I’m not sure if Manchester Art Gallery (https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/31/manchester-art-gallery-removes-waterhouse-naked-nymphs-painting-prompt-conversation) has created a conversation but it has created a stream of social and ‘mainstream’ media argument, which is maybe what contemporary conversation amounts to these days. When … Read More
Contagion is the second part of our Pestilence trilogy. The submission call began as our exploring of the contemporary online social and political world but rather appropriately given the title it has mutated into a … Read More
A Short Post About Readings
We are often asked why we don’t do readings. We do. On occasion. We just don’t do readings with local poets because there are people who do it better than us and there’s no point … Read More
Marx and Engels, God and Angels. Possibly.
As Abridged readers may know we have termed this era as the ‘Age of Inspiration’, a bit jokingly/quite a bit seriously. Aspiration theoretically at least is a beneficial thing whereas ‘inspiration’ always suggests there is … Read More
In the new year there is an (Abridged 0 – 52:) Contagion… so I thought we’d give you a bit of a heads up. We’re in the midst of an Abridged Pestilence trilogy, not of … Read More
We’ve been planning a couple of new exhibitions both North and South of the border, We’ll have news about their whys and wherefores when the time comes. Abridged is a poetry magazine. Abridged is also … Read More
‘Sometimes I Get Frightened, Just Like You…’
So we’re in the midst of designing the Abridged Wormwood issue. It never gets less terrifying. I think if it didn’t it would be a sign that it was time to stop. I don’t just … Read More