Rosanna Mclaughlin, Izabella Scott and Skye Arundhati Thomas have been confirmed as the new editors of literary magazine the White Review.
Their two-year tenure begins on 1st March, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the magazine. The publication’s 31st issue, out in June, will be their first as editors.
Mclaughlin is based in Glasgow, and her first book, Double Tracking, was published by Carcanet Press in 2019; Scott is a writer currently pursuing a PhD at London's Queen Mary University, and Thomas is a writer and editor based in Goa. Mclaughlin and Scott had served as art editors at The White Review since 2017, while Thomas has been a contributing editor since 2018. The editors will be supported by writer and critic Jennifer Hodgson, who joins the publicaiton as editor-at-large.
Founded in 2011 by Ben Eastham and Jacques Testard, The White Review is a small, not-for-profit organisation which takes its name from La Revue Blanche, a modernist magazine edited by art critic Félix Fénéon in Paris, and is published in print three times a year. Print issues – featuring fiction, poetry, essays, interviews with writers and artists, and artworks – are accompanied by online reviews, a public programme of events, and the annual White Review Short Story Prize and White Review Poet’s Prize.
Speaking on behalf of The White Review’s board, the co-founders said of the trio's appointment: "In an exceptionally strong field of applicants, Rosanna, Izabella and Skye’s reimagining of the editorship as a collective enterprise caught our imagination. In the course of interviews, they presented a vision for the future of the magazine as international in scope, collaborative in practice, and committed to finding and promoting the best new writing from around the world. We are thrilled that Jennifer Hodgson is also joining the magazine to work alongside the new editors, and are very excited to open this new chapter in the magazine’s history."
The new editors paid tribute to the "incredible job" of their predecessor Francesca Wade. They said: "The three of us have been friends and collaborators for years, and it’s a dream to be able to work together as editors of the White Review. Making space for thoughtful and long-form reflections on culture, history, politics and beyond is important work. Writers, poets, artists, readers: please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you."