“Plunge into the innovative, surprising and ambitious online magazine that is The Battered Suitcase.” - Sabotage Reviews
The Battered Suitcase features short stories, poetry, narrative non-fiction, and artwork from up-and-coming authors and artists.
Arts and Literary Journal The Battered Suitcase features intelligent and imaginative prose, poetry and art that explores the human experience.
The Premiere Issue:
Volume 1, Issue 1 of The Battered Suitcase, a literary journal of intelligent and imaginative prose, poetry and art exploring the human experience.
Fiction by Nathalie Boisard-Beudin, Louise Beech, Bryan R. Dennis, T.J. Cruz, Leslie Braley, Chris Miller and J.P. Devlin.
Narrative Non-Fiction by Vivian Wagner.
Poetry by Nat Hall, Stefanie Maclin, Lucinda Tang, Peter Schwartz, and David McLean.
Artwork by Diana Magallon and Jeff Crouch, Jim Fuess, Kelly Haigh, Dario Molinaro, and Jenn Alexandra Anderson.
Lyrics by Adam Ficek
Edited by Fawn Neun, Maggie Ward, Deb Perry, Alice Bigelow and N. Apythia Morges.
The Battered Suitcase was a periodical of new literary fiction short stories, poetry, lyrics, and artwork. An independent arts and literary journal, the “Suitcase” ran from 2008 to 2011, and featured up and coming authors such as Ethel Rohan, Vincent Zandri, Louise Beech, and many more. It also featured poetry from a wide variety of modern poets, like Clint Catalyst, Ben Heins, and Kristin Ong-Muslim.
Unlike more academic publications, The Battered Suitcase also integrated work from the indie music world, publishing lyrics from independent music artists like Moist Bamboo and Adam Franklin-Williams (of Toy Horses), singer songwriter Adam Ficek (of Babyshambles), and Paul Jarvis (of Slab!). Interviews with alternative music performers explored the literary roots of their work, with in-depth features with ground-breaking artists like Amanda Palmer and Kieran Leonard.
Known for its devilish inclusion of humorous fiction, The Battered Suitcase also featured thematic issues based on seasons, holidays, or sub-genres. Its Halloween issue, published October 2008, is still popular with lovers of dark fiction and horror, with delightfully disturbing images from artists Sarah Hutchinson Burke and Suzzan Blac,
“I loved loved it. It was like a cool version of the Paris review.” - Lucie Barât, Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Delve into the independent spirit of The Battered Suitcase.