From suburbia and skyscraper scrawl to the open prairies and 'local color', slum life to rural idyll: reprinting American and British literary classics.

Sandspout Magazine


The Sandspout will be issued alongside ABPress publications. Its content will be derived mainly from its publications, their literary world, and The Sandspout Bookstore; there will be other, new writing.

The magazine started as an in-house project in the Albion Beatnik Bookstore, Oxford. There were three issues. Each highlighted new writing from people associated with the shop and the many writing groups that would meet there, either poetry or prose. It included commentary, blog style pieces, fiction, either extract or short pieces, and poetry.


*THE SANDSPOUT issue 3* Even with the slightly improved gutter it is fun to open up and keep the spine intact, but it’s only a magazine; the font size is slightly bigger so even old fogeys can read it now without ear trumpets. Cartoons by Andrew Kay, book cover designs by Stella Shakerchi, and some excellent writing with contributions from Eleanor Rees, Mark Mayes, Kelley Swain, Yvonne Eller, Charles Foster, Michael Horovitz, Heathcote Williams, James Benmore, Kristin Grogin, April Elisabeth Pierce, D. A. Adamson, Sarah Milne Das, Jenny Lewis and others.

158pp, A5 paperback, colour illustrations, £4.00


*THE SANDSPOUT issue 2* was published November, 2016, and is now available for sale in the shop. With articles from Heathcote Williams, Sally Bayley, Simon Image and others, plenty on jazz; an interview with Matthew Shipp; a short story from Baret Magarian; an extract from a novel by Yvonne Eller; flash fiction from Sam Sussman, Sally Lane, Virginia Moffatt; pieces from Emma Rault and Ray Keenoy; poetry from John Lanyon, Peter J. King and Andrew McNeillie.

162pp, A5 paperback, illustrations, £4.00


*THE SANDSPOUT issue 1* was published January, 2016.
124pp, A4 paperback, illustrations, £3.00

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A cartoon depiction of the launch evening for issue 2 on November 19th, 2016, by Andrew Kay (whose cartoons were featured in this issue and the one that followed). [invisibules.org]