As you may know, earlier this year the relaunch of our digital-only magazine was put on hiatus after it became clear that we could not continue to work in good conscience under the title that we had chosen.
During this period, we took a step back to evaluate – not simply our unfortunate title, but the entire project. We apologise for the delays that this necessarily caused, and thank you hugely for your patience and loyalty.
We are really excited to relaunch our app today, now as a digitised version of our flagship print quarterly. Each print edition will be divided into monthly instalments, so that one print edition is delivered over three digital issues. These will be available to read on all iOS devices.
The app is free to download right now, and it includes a free sampler issue featuring some of the best work from the Brow archives. Our first digitised installment, Volume 25.1, includes the winning entry of our Experimental Non-Fiction Prize, is also available now.
While we are saddened that we will no longer be publishing original writing exclusively for a digital-only magazine, we simply do not have the resources (financial, and human) to be sourcing, editing and publishing work in The Lifted Brow, and on our website, and for a standalone digital magazine. The Australia Council earlier this year (inexplicably; no reason stated) cut their financial support of the Brow that helped us pay contributors — and we all know of the Australia Council’s recent woes. As such, we need to be fiscally responsible, else we risk the whole organistion.
We are immensely proud of the work that is published in our quarterly print magazine, and we believe utilising our app to digitise the essays, criticism, columns, fiction, poetry and comics will help get the many eyes on it from around the world that it deserves.
We will be contacting affected app subscribers directly. If you have a query, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Thanks for your support, patience, and for reading the work we publish.
The Lifted Brow