Issue 5: contents

I must apologise for the delay on Issue 5, especially to new subscribers who eagerly anticipate this issue as their first print edition. Our notion to upscale to three issues per year, instead of two, may have been a trifle ambitious.

So what’s our excuse? The house staff are extremely busy. Our arts editor, Samara, is representing her company at the prestigious Scope Art Show in New York City; typographer Tim is in Vietnam; and Sub-Editor Reggie is enjoying the London success of his concert musical, Master Flea. Alas, these absent savants are all-important in the finishing stages of a print production. After my edit, it falls to these brilliant and elven creatures to commission the artwork; re-edit, proof-read and typeset the text.

But who cares about lateness? With some excellent writers, illustrators, a new cover format, and an interview with Alain de Botton, Issue 5: The Bohemias Issue may be our best work to date. At an estimated 115 pages, it is certainly our heftiest. A couple more weeks is all we ask.

To tease you a little further, dear reader, here’s a preview of the contents:

Since it’s such a hefty issue, we may have to increase the cover price slightly. If you pre-order now though, you can secure your copy for £6.


Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at

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