a journal for new work

Our first issue, Response Issue 01, features excellent work by the following excellent people:

(Click a contributor’s name to see their work. Purchase a hardcopy of Issue 01 here)

For this issue, contributors were invited to respond to the following:

There are those who want a text (an art, a painting) without a shadow, without the "dominant ideology"; but this is to want a text without fecundity, without productivity, a sterile text... The text needs its shadow: this shadow is a bit of ideology, a bit of representation, a bit of subject: ghosts, pockets, traces, necessary clouds: subversion must produce its own chiaroscuro.
— Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text, p. 32
What is significance? It is meaning, insofar as it is sensually produced.
— Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text, p. 61

Issue 01 was edited by guest editors Nick Snow and Christie Towers and series editor Daniel Elfanbaum.