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CodeNA8808
Dates1970-
Person NameChapman; 1970-; literary magazine
Epithetliterary magazine
ActivityIn 1970 the poets Walter Perrie (b 1949), ['Patrick MacCrimmon'], and George Hardie (b 1933), both from Hamilton, established a literary magazine called 'The Chapman'. The first issue was published in 1971. An early application to the Scottish Arts Council was rejected although grants were later awarded for the publication. The first 6 issues were published under the name 'The Chapman' and then the name was changed to 'Chapman'. Initially, the magazine was sold by hand in pubs, caf├ęs and universities. The 'Chapman' celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1996 and is still in production today. From its offices at Broughton Place, Edinburgh, the magazine covers Scottish culture, including theatre, politics, language and the arts. It is keen to publish work from new Scottish writers and to encourage the linguistic diversity of Scotland. The magazine publishes poetry, fiction, drama, critical essays and reviews, and illustrates articles with original artwork; its 'New Writing Series' promotes the best writers from 'Chapman' by publishing their first work.
Corporate NameChapman
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