The Milan Review of Ghosts is the first issue of a semiannual literary journal, founded in Milan, written in english, that publishes short stories and hand-made artworks such as paintings, drawings, etc. Each issue of The Milan Review will be radically different from the other. The theme of the first issue is ghosts, obviously: 192 pages featuring exclusive stories by Dave Cull, Jonathan Dixon, Glen Hirschberg, Noy Holland, Jonathon Keats, Tao Lin, Clancy Martin, E.C. Osondu, Dawn Raffel, Nelly Rei$er, Rebecca Rosenblum, Deb Olin Unferth, Corinna Vallianatos, Brent Van Horne and illustrated by Matt Furie and paintings by Maison Du Crac.
It looks like a book but it’s considered a magazine because it is a periodical publication covering a particular subject: independent literature + art. The Milan Review focuses on a fine and evanescent spectrum of something new and relevant about creative work and fiction, packed in an atypical format. In other words this project is interesting because it has a strange substance and shadowy semblance, for its spiritual consistency and because it suggests qualities and memories, unknown images and sounds. Exactly like a ghost. Tomorrow there will be launch party in Rome. Check it out.
Here are two exclusive sketches by Dawn Raffel included in the first issue.