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Elbow Room, launched in 2012, is a series of art journals and live events celebrating art in all guises. Each individually curated volume of Elbow Room includes written and visual arts. Produced in limited edition, hand bound pamphlets Elbow Room is sold online, in specialist bookshops and at artists’ book fairs across the country. Elbow Room is housed in multiple special collections including The Poetry Library at London’s Southbank Centre. Our live events bring art off the page as writers and musicians come together for intimate and exciting evenings. 

Since its founding there have been 18 volumes of Elbow Room, 3 special editions and two Elbow Room Prize anthologies. Elbow Room will come to an end with Volume 20 at the end of 2018.


Volume 19 Out Now!

Hello and welcome to the penultimate volume of Elbow Room. What a thing it is to have made it this far, and what sweet sadnes to be introducing one of our last offerings. Some of the writers and artists in this volume might be familiar to you from previous Elbow Room pages, others are new to our community. All of them are incredible and it is a joy to share them with you. I hope you enjoy the work on these pages.


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Elbow Room Live

Our live events bring Elbow Room off the page and onto the stage at The Harrison in London. We set out to create a space for every type of art and it was with this in mind that we started our live events. Every Elbow Room Live brings poetry, short stories, live music and film to welcoming and intimate audiences.

The Elbow Room Prize

The Elbow Room Prize was held in 2015 and 2016. With over 600 entrants over the two years, the Elbow Room Prize celebrated the best of Poetry, Prose and Visual Arts. Both years the prize culminated in a fantastic night of art and poetry held in some of Londons best independent galleries.

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