Carrier Pigeon is a New York-based quarterly artist-run magazine that publishes illustrated fiction and fine art. The ethos of the publication is one of collaboration - while there is an Editor-in-Chief and other hierarchical positions, Carrier Pigeon “put[s] creative control into the hands of contributing writers, illustrators, fine artists, and designers in order to promote respectful interdisciplinary collaboration.” The magazine is large and well-designed, with relatively heavy paper and an attention to color and typography. Carrier Pigeon’s last issue of 2017 (Volume Four, Issue Four) is currently on the shelves at the SVA Periodicals Collection (the Collection has all of the issues except Volume 1 Issue 1). The Winter 2017 Issue contains six pieces of illustrated fiction and six artist portfolios introduced by artist statements. The whole thing is nearly two hundred pages long - a book-length magazine. Come by the Periodicals section and have a flip through - maybe you’ll find your new favourite short story writer or artist in its pages.
Jan 16 2018