Fortnight Magazine

Fortnight Magazine

"Fortnight" is a monthly (despite the name) political and cultural magazine published in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The magazine was founded in 1970 and aims to provide analysis and criticism of politics, culture, and the arts from those from both inside and outside the local mainstream. "Fortnight" is read by and contributed to by people from all over the spectrum. Gerry Adams is credited as saying "A month without "Fortnight" would be twice as long." [ [ Columbia Journalism Review, January 1996] ]

Previous contributors include politicians and journalists. For example David Trimble - ex-leader of the Ulster Unionists, and Newton Emerson - who spawned the popular satirical website the "Portadown News".

Editors have included Tom Hadden, Andy Pollak, Leslie Van Slyke, Robin Wilson (later to found the Democratic Dialogue thinktank), John O'Farrell and Malachi O'Doherty. Literary editors have included the poets James Simmons and Medbh McGuckian. Cartoonist Martyn Turner has been a regular contributor since the magazine was founded, and also edited the magazine at one point.

"Fortnight" is currently supported by grants from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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External links

* [ Fortnight Home Page]

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