The Final Issue

Yes folks, it’s the big news I’ve been hinting at for a while.

Issue Thirteen of New Escapologist will be our final print edition.

But! If everything goes according to plan, New Escapologist will live on into the future.


New Escapologist was conceived in 2007 as a pop-up publication, originally intended for just three issues. It wasn’t meant to last forever in its current format and so, after much discussion, we’ve decided to call time on the magazine.

But fear not. After a decade of discussion around the great escape, I don’t intend to stop now and abandon anyone mid-leap. This website and blog will continue, I have plans for another escape-themed book, and the magazine is to be succeeded by an online subscription series of high-quality, regular essays.

We’re moving away from print production now and hoping to beam essays directly into your inbox. You will, I hope, support the next incarnation of New Escapologist just as you’ve supported this one for ten lovely years.

The new essays will be a healthy combination of theory and practice. There may also be an element of “advanced escapology” to them, pushing the envelope and breaking experimental new territory. I’m determined to make each essay worth substantially more than the £1 you’d pay for it.

To subscribe to the new essays and help usher in a brave new world for New Escapologist, please do chip in your quid. To do this, go to our page on Patreon (the service that allows us to do this) and soon we will swing into a new kind of production.

Flee to the future! Visit New Escapologist on Patreon today


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

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