Erotic Review #1

Erotic Review - Issue 1

The magazine describes itself as a “covetable art and literary journal, a platform for exploring desire as a lens on our common humanity”. It will be led by editor Lucy Roeber and deputy editor Saskia Vogel, with Studio Frith designing.

The magazine has been online-only for the past 15 years but will be moving back to a physical product, published three times a year and available from bookshops. 

It will showcase new poetry and essays by leading writers, with each issue curated by a different art editor – the first with Fatos Ustek, curator of the 2023 Frieze Sculpture exhibition. The first issue will feature Michel Faber musing on the muse, while Cecilie Lind wrestles with the girl beast and Vijay Khurana considers the elision of sex in contemporary British fiction. There will be poetry by Sara Martin, Eliot Duncan and Mutsuo Takahashi, and flash pieces by Lauren John Joseph and Jessica J Lee.  

The second issue will be published in September 2024 and will include fiction by Geoffrey Mak and Leila Slimani, essays by Stoya and John Burnside, poetry by Juliana Huxtable, and more.