Cover and Contents Revealed for TLB #32: The Capital Issue


You might recall that, a few months ago, we posted one very sparkly Marx .gif on this website and asked you for your clever words about ‘Capital’. Well – we took the best of those words you sent through, and edited them and bound them in the thirty-second edition of our quarterly attack journal, and that edition will be available very, very soon.

TLB32 features writing and visual art that reflects on commerce, economics, and cultural capital: a diverse variety of words and visual art dissects the relationship between capital and the current state of the world. TLB32 directly attacks Simon Birmingham’s statement about creative fields as a “lifestyle choice”. There will be additional surprises with how it will be published, distributed, and sold.

Contributors include César Aira, Fiona Wright, Lawrence Lacambra Ypil, Sam Wallman, Ellena Savage, Matthew Hickey, Scott Esposito, Benjamin Law, and Alí Calderón.

Issue 32 also features detailed information from each and every contributor, editor, and person involved in the making of this issue. Information disclosed includes the hours of labour spent on the piece by various people, the fees paid, and much more.

Issue 32 of The Lifted Brow features:

  • cover art by Sam Wallman, with bonus fore-edge art also by Wallman;
  • nonfiction from Fiona Wright, Scott Esposito, Ellena Savage, Daniel Schoonebeek, Briohny Doyle, Matthew Hickey, Sam West, Carolyn D'Cruz, Daniel Levin Becker, Angela Serrano, Lech Blaine, and Rhea Bhagat;
  • fiction by César Aira and Allee Richards;
  • poetry by Lawrence Lacambra Ypil, Alí Calderón, and Safia Elhillo;
  • comics and artwork from Merv Heers, Rudy Loewe, Amanda Baeza, Sasha Velour, Emma Davidson, Michelle Baginski, Eloise Grills, Michael Fikaris, Melissa Mendes, Keith McDougall, Roxane Lumeret, Tommi PG, and Leonie Brialey;
  • and, as always, Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny’s sex and relationships advice column.

As ever, subscribers will receive their copies of the magazine directly, and first. If you don’t subscribe (why not?), you can find out more about how to get your copy here.

We will also run a special week of ‘Capital’-themed content on this, our website, from December 5th onwards – featuring excellent words that didn’t quite suit the print issue, as well as content especially commissioned for the website.

Want to help us launch this wonderful issue into the world? Come to our launch event at Melbourne’s Donkey Wheel House on December 9th.