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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Notes from the Underground - Issue 2 launch

If you spot some Magritte stylie bowler hatted, red neck-tied suited people on your journey soon, it's for the launch of
Notes from the Underground's 2nd issue. The publication is a "literary" freesheet set up by two recent graduates and will be handed out from tomorrow and Thursday at 35 central London Underground & London mainline stations and can also be picked up at HMV, Foyles and on the Eurostar.


"In the current climate, people expect their culture to be served up for free," says Chris Vernon. "There are lots of lasting literary journals, but nothing disposable, and we want to fill the gap."

Uh, oh - "disposable". "So not another lightweight freesheet to clutter up the Tube", you may be thinking.

Well, the editors are aiming to provide quality writing that hopefully you might want to keep when you get home. The content of future issues, (the publication will move from monthly to fortnightly), will range from poems and short stories to cartoons. There's contributions from well-established names, such as Bryan Ferry and Russell Brand, to first-time writers who have sent work by email. "We want to give everyone a fair shot," says Vernon.


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