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The Lifted Brow is a quarterly print journal from Australia and the world. A high quality colour magazine, it has earned a reputation as the place where the best writing and writers from both Australia and overseas are featured. The Lifted Brow publishes commentary, essays, fiction, criticism, interviews, comics, poetry, visual art, and more. Since its inception in 2007, The Lifted Brow has featured in its pages the work of a wide variety of writers, including Christos Tsiolkas, Helen Garner, David Foster Wallace, Neil Gaiman, Rick Moody, Margeret Atwood, Karen Russell, Tom Cho, Douglas Coupland, Heidi Julavits, Tom Bissell, Tao Lin, Rebecca Giggs, Margo Lanagan, Jim Shepard, Frank Moorhouse, Anna Krien, Romy Ash, Matthew de Abaitua, Diane Williams, Sam Lipsyte, Sheila Heti, Wayne Koestenbaum, Jim Shepard, Chris Somerville, Elizabeth Gaffney, Andrés Neuman, Angie Hart, Blake Butler and Benjamin Kunkel.
Issue 39 of The Lifted Brow is an incredibly eclectic mix of new work – featuring long essays, weird fiction, biting commentary, vibrant poetry, and as always so many pages of comics and visual art. With a cover by renowned artist Jason Herr, Issue 39 of The Lifted Brow includes: the winning piece from the 2018 Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction; Leslie Jamison in conversation with Madelaine Lucas; essays by Nancy Lee, Lur Alghurabi, Nadia Bailey, Chantelle Mitchell, Bridget Lutherborrow, Phoebe Grainer, and Ainslee Meredith; fiction by Zoë Comyns and by Diane Williams; poetry from Hanif Abdurraqib, Mara Helal, and Mindy Gill; a conversation between Eileen Chong and Zeina Hashem Beck; fiction by South Korean writer Kim Yi-Seol, translated into English by Janet Hong; columns by Rebecca Harkins-Cross, Mark Dean, Jana Perković, Michael Dulaney, and Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny’s sex advice column; and comics and artwork by Lee Lai, Funmi Durojaiye, Leonie Brialey, Jose-Luis Olivares, Vendy Methodos, DW, Vincent Fritz, Georgette Stefoulis, Andrina Manon, Jingting Wang, Dewey Guyen, Franz Lang, Nadia Ingrid, Shay Colley, Michael Fikaris, Maria Yanovsky, Emilie Walsh, and Aaron Grech.