About us

A journey in the streams of thought

La Piccioletta Barca is an independent arts magazine pursuing the essence of human thought. Our goal is to embrace and promote substantive creative work produced by both emerging and established artists.
Find out how we began, our artistic motivations, and how to get involved!
Visual Arts
Prose & Verse
Non-Fiction
Music & Interviews

Discover art unconstrained by form.

History

How did it all begin?

La Piccioletta Barca was launched in the Autumn of 2018 with the aim of filling a vacuum in the creative world - namely, to establish a distinct voice that endorses a multidisciplinary (and interdisciplinary) approach to the arts. Our motivations were clear from the get-go: all we desire is to publish high-quality pieces from artists who feel passionately about their ideas.

In the past two years, we have achieved that. Having published over three-hundred pieces in twenty carefully curated issues, our archive now stands as a testament to the artistic vision of the magazine, and the incredible talent of its contributors. Alongside our commitment to publishing meaningful art, we stand firm in the conviction that artists should be judged by their work, and that alone. Thus, we are proud to discover and publish multiple emerging talents alongside more established artists in their field, such as Titos Patrikios (Winner of the Greek Lifetime Achievement in Poetry), Polly Barton (2-time PEN award-winning translator) and Hernán Cortés Moreno, one of the most acclaimed contemporary portrait artists in Europe.

What do we publish?

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Monthly Issues

On the 7th of every month we publish an issue containing poetry, short fiction, essays, photography, visual arts and music. The pieces are centred on a specific 'stimulus', such as the opening scene of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, the 'Napkin Agreement' signed by Churchill and Stalin, or even the 15th Century Voynich Manuscript.

The Thread

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, or, as Pope says in his Essay on Man:

“The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine!
Feels at each thread, and lives along the line"

Recent News

“While the quality of the editing ensures a sense of aesthetic coherence across each issue, the experimental ambitions of the journal allow for some pleasantly surprising results.”

National Poetry Library (UK)
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Interested in contributing?

We're always willing to welcome new members to the team! If you want to contribute in a capacity not currently encompassed by our issues and columns, feel free to drop us a message and we'll do our best to accommodate!