We are excited to announce that Issue Eight is launched today! You can purchase it here or subscribe to the journal here.

Five of the issue’s pieces are now available online for free: click through to read them.

The edition kicks off with Maria Tumarkin’s lead essay, ‘Sublime and Profane: Our Contemporary Obsession with Food’, and continues with Clementine Ford remembering her time as a phone sex worker. Scott Steensma fights his sister for copies of Penthouse and Georgia Gowing visits the Catacombs of Paris.

In fiction, we’ve got an excerpt from Michael Sala’s forthcoming novel, and short fiction from Jessie Cole and Matthia Dempsey; and for our interview, we speak with author of The Life, Malcolm Knox. Don’t forget to check out Anthony Morris’ contemplation of good guys and bad guys in Justified and Breaking Bad, and Natalie Kon-yu’s reflections on reading Siri Hustvedt and Lionel Shriver.

So get into it! You know you want to.