is a beautiful annual literary magazine dedicated to extraordinary new writing.

Documenting what is going to be an era-defining decade, it will run no advertising, have no web version, and only ever publish 10 issues.

Contributors include Margaret Atwood, Max Porter, Joyce Carol Oates, Ocean Vuong, Tom Waits, Ben Lerner, Alexander Chee, Kae Tempest, and more.

ISSUE ONE / 2021

Inque is a new literary magazine that will be arriving at Volver in November. Copies are very limited so to ensure one is put aside for you it is best to pre-order by texting 416 556 6278. Note that Volver does not ship. You order by text and pickup in person.

Pre-order price will be $85. Shelf-price will be $100.

More info and sample spreads below.


Inque will come out once a year. It won’t be reissued or reprinted. It won’t have any advertising. It will run for 10 years and then stop.

From Dan Crowe (award-winning publisher of Port magazine and a Granta book editor) and Matt Willey (Pentagram partner and award-winning former art director of The New York Times Magazine) comes a large-format, ad-free annual title dedicated to commissioning and publishing diverse global writing next to extraordinary art, design and photography, with an editorial remit to be creatively groundbreaking.

Crowe remarks: “It is a ten-year creative document, an ad-free hybrid magazine set to the rhythm of its time, showcasing new talent alongside living icons and commenting on what will be an extraordinary decade.”

The acclaimed American author Jonathan Lethem (The Fortress of Solitude; Motherless Brooklyn) will write a new novel over the course of the ten issues of INQUE, one chapter per issue. This will be the first time a major writer has delivered a new work in this manner. In addition, there will be original (limited to 500) artworks by leading artists and photographers available in special issues, with photographers Jack Davison and Christopher Anderson contributing to the launch.

Wanting to bypass the creative restrictions that come with advertising revenue streams, and eager to tap into an unprecedented explosion of extraordinary global writing, Crowe and Willey have created an ad-free print title, large in format (350mm x 280mm), which will be sent direct to the consumer and available only in select international outlets, of which Volver will be one.

INQUE has also established a leading editorial board to advise on each issue, including Pulitzer-winning New York Times writer Wesley Morris; acclaimed author Hanif Kureishi; the award-winning publishing director of Hamish Hamilton and Penguin Books, Simon Prosser; and visionary publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove, head of Dialogue Books in the UK.


Ope Adedeji​ / Hala Alyan​ / ​Mona Arshi / Will Ashon / ​Margaret Atwood​ / ​Octavia / Bright / ​Jen Calleja​ / ​Melanie Challenger / Alexander Chee​ / ​Kayo Chingonyi​ / ​Brian Dillon​ / ​Naoise Dolan​ / ​Niven Govinden / Jay Griffiths​ / ​Will Harris​ / ​Steven Heller / Wayne Holloway-Smith​ / ​Kim Hyesoon / David Keenan​ / ​John Kelly​ / ​Hanif Kureishi / Catherine Lacey​ / ​Ben Lerner​ / ​Jonathan Lethem​ / ​Sophie Mackintosh​ / ​Helen Marten​ / ​Walter Murch​ / ​Caleb Azumah Nelson​ / ​Joyce Carol Oates​ / ​Ben Okri / Agnes Lloyd-Platt​ / ​Maya C. Popa​ / ​Max Porter​ / ​Nathaniel Rich​ / ​Marieke Lucas Rijneveld / Giles Revell​ / ​Kathryn Scanlan / Will Self​ / ​Leïla Slimani​ / ​Chieska Fortune Smith​ / ​Kae Tempest​ / Jia Tolentino / Wells Tower​ / ​Jack Underwood​ / ​Ocean Vuong​ / ​Edmund de Waal​ / ​Tom Waits


Anthony Anaxagorou is a poet, writer and educator. He is author of the anthology After the Formalities, artistic director of Out-Spoken and publisher at Out-Spoken Press. He has toured extensively throughout Europe and Australia.

Niven Govinden is the author of five novels, most recently Diary of a Film. He was appointed chair of judges for the 2015 Green Carnation Prize.

Claire Gutierrez is a story editor at the New York Times Magazine, where she has edited award-winning features and essays. She previously worked at Harper’s Magazine and Elle.

Hanif Kureishi is an author, screenwriter and playwright. His debut novel, The Buddha of Suburbia, won the 1990 Whitbread First Novel Award. Kureishi went on to write Intimacy, Something to Tell You and The Nothing. In 2008 he was awarded a CBE, and in 2010 he won the PEN Pinter Prize.

Sharmaine Lovegrove former literary editor at Elle, is head of the transformative new imprint Dialogue Books; named after her bookshop in Berlin, the publishing house has the sole purpose of producing inclusive books aimed at the LGBTQI+, disabled, BAME and working-class communities.

Wesley Morris is critic-at-large at the New York Times and staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, where he writes about popular culture and cohosts, with Jenna Wortham, the podcast Still Processing. He spent 11 years as a film critic at the Boston Globe, where he won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He won the Pulitzer again in 2021 for his work at the New York Times Magazine.

Simon Prosser is the award-winning publishing director of Hamish Hamilton and Penguin Books, chair of the Civil Liberties Trust and trustee of The Future Library.

Liz Welch is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Vogue, Glamour and New York Magazine. Her non-fiction books include The Kids Are All Right, a memoir co-written with her sister Diana Welch; I Will Always Write Back, with Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda, and We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai.


Text 416 556 6278 to pre-order your copy for $85.

Limited copies will be available for $100 once pre-orders are filled.

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