TheWhite Reviewtoday revealed that it would be going on hiatus and ceasing day-to-day publication “for an indefinite period.” The London-based arts and literature magazine made the announcement on X (formerly Twitter), pointing to a lack of funding as behind the temporary shuttering. The not-for-profit magazine is a registered charity and since its 2011 founding had been reliant on Arts Council England funding. Beginning in 2021, the publication was regularly denied funding by the entity, chaired since 2017 by former Tate director Nicholas Serota. “Despite our best efforts,” the board wrote in a press release, “the associated effects of the cost of living crisis and the increase in production costs, in tandem with reduced funding, has meant thatThe White Reviewhas not been able to publish a print issue since no. 33 in June 2022.”RelatedHELEN FRANKENTHALER FOUNDATION SUED FOR “DESTROYING” PAINTER’S LEGACYBMA CREATES PAID INTERNSHIPS HONORING VALERIE MAYNARD The publication’s editors, Rosanna Mclaughlin, Izabella Scott, and Skye Arundhati Thomas, completed their expected two-year tenures this past July. The three will continue to work onThe White Review’s last planned project, an anthology of new writing in translation.
Funded by a £10,000 ($12,000) grant by the Jan Michalski Foundation, the compendium is slated to be published in March 2024. The magazine’s board is consulting on the publication’s future, about which further announcements are expected. TheWhite Reviewwas founded in 2011 by Ben Eastham and Jacques Testard, who served as its editors until 2017. Print issues featured fiction, poetry, essays, interviews with writers and artists, and series of artworks; as well, the magazine published reviews and events listings online. The publication additionally sponsored the annual White Review Short Story Prize and White Review Poet’s Prize. Among the writers and artists whose work appeared inTheWhite Revieware Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Rachael Allen, Nuar Alsadir, César Aira, John Ashbery, Ed Atkins, Claire-Louise Bennett, Emily Berry, Kerstin Brätsch, Kevin Breathnach, Kate Briggs, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Emmanuel Carrère, Anne Carson, Talia Chetrit, Joshua Cohen, Sophie Collins, Lauren Aimee Curtis, Najwan Darwish, Lydia Davis, Jon Day, Helen DeWitt, Virginie Despentes, Marcel Dzama, Lauren Elkin, Juan Goytisolo, Anthea Hamilton, Alice Hattrick, Camille Henrot, Leslie Jamison, Meena Kandasamy, László Krasznahorkai, Chris Kraus, Patrick Langley, Lawrence Lek, Deborah Levy, Martin MacInnes, Jill Magid, Fernanda Melchor, China Miéville, Scholastique Mukasonga, Paul Murray, Herta Müller, Caleb Azumah Nelson, Sandeep Parmar, Adam Pendleton, Ingrid Pollard, Orlando Reade, Sally Rooney, Legacy Russell, Preti Taneja, Brandon Taylor, Olga Tokarczuk, Enrique Vila-Matas, Gabriela Wiener, Eley Williams, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye..