A 60-page tall-format magazine containing 48 poems, 5 short fictions, 24 proverbs, 19 extracts.

Submissions for this issue were received throughout the month of May 2017. Apart from a few instances of space-shuffling, the poems and stories are printed in the order they were received.

Cara Bradbury is a first-year creative writing student while Helen Mort, Ian Duhig and William Blake have their own wiki pages—reputation-wise, the rest of the contributors fall somewhere inbetween.  

The types used are historical facsimiles—of the 1499 type cut by Griffo for Aldus, for his Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, and a chancery italic of about thirty years later. Plus Futura and the titling face of Bembo. 

Strix #1 was edited by Ian Harker and Andrew Lambeth in Leeds, England.  



Anna Sutcliffe, Ian Duhig, David Tait, Suzannah Evans, Helen Mort, Cara Bradbury, Carole Bromley, Charlotte Eichler, Tom Kelly, Wes Lee, Rosalind York, John Foggin, Martin Zarrop, Simon Currie, Max Dunbar, Sarah Armstrong, Tom Weir, Marija Smits, Rose Journeaux, Andy Fletcher, Pamela Scobie, Jane Wheeler, Mary Mccollum, Elvire Roberts, Mike Barlow, Mark Fiddes, Cheryl Pearson, Oliver Comins, Sandra Burnett, Winston Plowes, Mary Males, Fokkina Mcdonnell, Roz Goddard, Sarah Brooks, William Blake, Ian Harker, Andrew Lambeth


Soft cover, b/w throughout
60pp, 297 × 150mm
Cover and pages made from 100% recycled pulp


Designed, laserprinted and handbound by b-e-n-d in their Leeds studio.