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Issue 38 of The Lifted Brow is one of our best ever – featuring long essays, weird fiction, biting commentary, vibrant poetry, and as always so many pages of comics and artwork. With a cover by Australian comic book artist Merv Heers, Issue 38 of The Lifted Brow includes: an 8000-word cultural commentary essay on Carly Rae Jepsen by Stephen Pham; Lauren Carroll Harris dissects the scourge that is the $83billion activewear industry; Isabella Trimboli looks at the history of the LISTEN movement so far; and more essays by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Emma Marie-Jones, Hessom Razavi, Monikka Eliah, and Kate Prendergast; fiction by Allee Richards and Tom Lee; poetry by Eileen Chong, Zeina Hashem Beck, and Sumudu Samarawickrama; a conversation between Eileen Chong and Zeina Hashem Beck; prose by Nhã Thuyên, translated into English by Kaitlin Rees; columns by Dion Kagan, Jana Perković, Hayley Singer, Michael Dulaney, and Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny’s sex advice column; and comics and artwork by Felix Decombat, Josephine Edwards, Michael Hawkins, Meg O'Shea, Peo Michie, Joe Kessler, Caroline Wylds, Anton Seder, Lizzie Nagy, Molly Turner, Mira Schlosberg, Aaron Billings, Dayne Swerdling, Giulia Pelizzaro, Leonie Brialey, Marlo Mogensen, Tim Ungaro, Molly Dyson, and Claudia Chinyere AkoleHTMLflowers, Anna Haifisch, Lee Lai, Saehan Parc, Emma Kohlmann, Michael Theodorou, Leonie Brialey, Georgette Stefoulis, Meg O'Shea, Funmi Durojaiye, Tommi Parrish, Paul Rhodes, Eloise Grills, and Shay Colley.
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.