The Lifted Brow
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|Editors||Annabel Brady-Brown, Zoe Dzunko|
The Lifted Brow is an Australian quarterly print literary magazine/journal which is read all around the world. It is published by not-for-profit literary organisation TLB, which also runs the book publishing imprint Brow Books.
History and profile
The Lifted Brow was established in 2007 by Ronnie Scott and edited by him until 2012. In 2012 Sam Cooney took over the editor role until he handed over the editorial duties to Ellena Savage, Stephanie Van Schilt and Gillian Terzis who edited the publication until 2016. The magazine is currently edited by Annabel Brady-Brown and Zoe Dzunko. The editors are always supported by a large team.
Loosely falling under the literary journal category, the magazine features longform non-fiction and fiction, flash fiction, commentary, criticism, poetry, as well as artwork, drawings, comics, and music; it has long been considered "uncategorisable". Early versions of the publication were a perfect-bound journal format, and then in its middle years it embraced the tabloid newsprint format, before in 2015 evolving to the high-quality matte magazine format that is currently published four times annually. For a few years editions of The Lifted Brow included an arts and cultural lift-out called 'Middlebrow', which featured film, book, and television reviews, and articles profiling new video games, theatre, and music. Some editions have been themed; themes have included "Food", "Sex", "Music", "Medicine", "Art", "Ego", "Perth", "David Foster Wallace", and "Capital".
The Lifted Brow can be read digitally.
As of September 2017 there have been 35 issues of The Lifted Brow published.
Contributors who have appeared in the magazine include David Foster Wallace, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Rick Moody, Karen Russell, Wayne Koestenbaum, Christos Tsiolkas, Helen Garner, Anne Boyer, Douglas Coupland, Roxane Gay, Heidi Julavits, Tom Bissell, Eileen Myles, Tao Lin, Margo Lanagan, Jim Shepard, Tracy K. Smith, Daniel Handler, Frank Moorhouse, Diane Williams, Sam Lipsyte, Sheila Heti, Blake Butler, Benjamin Kunkel, many more established practitioners, as well as hundreds of other writers and artists.
- "Where to find The Lifted Brow". The Lifted Brow. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
- "Ronnie Scott's Eye on Melbourne". Ronald David Scott. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- "Masthead". The Lifted Brow. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- "The Lifted Brow, Issue 5". 3000 books. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- "The Lifted Brow web version". The Lifted Brow. Retrieved 18 April 2016.