Issue 21 - July 2020

The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex, hand-written in an unknown writing system, dating back to the beginning of the 15th century.It has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. The manuscript has never been demonstrably deciphered, and the mystery of its meaning and origin has excited imaginative minds.

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Competition: Antimatter

We're excited to announce the launch of our inaugural arts competition, focused on the stimulus of 'antimatter'! The mind map created by our editorial team serves as inspiration for the multiple associations one can derive from the stimulus.

  • Submission Deadline: September 1, 2020.
  • Shortlist Announcement: September 21, 2020.
  • Winners & Awards: October 7, 2020.

In The News



Members of the LPB editorial team spoke to the Greek arts periodical αθηΝΕΑ about culture, the arts, and the challenges of runnning a magazine.

British Library

LPB is proud to be included in the British Library's UK Web Archive, which curates a selection of the best digital magazines in the UK!

National Poetry Library

LPB is proud to be named in the National Poetry Library's 'Top 4 Magazines' for April 2020.

From the Archive

From creative non-fiction, to haiku epics and short stories accompanied by original paintings, our archive has something for every taste!

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Weekly Columns

The Thread

Multi-piece explorations by the same artist

Writers are given the liberty to explore their ideas over a series of pieces. These ‘threads’ are woven together either thematically or stylistically, and lightly but deftly touche on the various feelings, objects, memories, and passions that pervade our days, crystallising them into psychological and artistic truth. They aim to "feel at each thread" of the mingled webs of our lives.

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Discover interlinked essays on the arts, short stories complemented by original paintings and in-depth poetic explorations!

Staying at Home

Curated Selection of our favourite pieces

Our team of editors is curating a selection of their favour pieces by international artists and writers, to provide solace in the trying global circumstances.

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Explore a curated selection of our favourite pieces

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