The BitterSweet Review is a publishing platform dedicated to the advancement of queer literature and visual culture. Initiated in London by a group of international writers, artists and scholars, it was born out of a desire to build community in times of hardship. Its activities include a biannual magazine, artists limited editions and writing workshops.

The BitterSweet Review recognises that the literary world is too often promotes a high-brow, elite and monolithic culture which marginalises queer makers and ideas.

The BitterSweet Review wants to change that. We want to empower a young generation of queer artists and writers to make work that matters to them. We want to engage in meaningful, cross-generational conversations with our peers, regardless of backgrounds and qualifications.

The launch event for our inaugural issue will be held at the Institute of Contemporary Art on Thursday, 29 Sep 2022 — tickets available now on the ICA website.