the fence is a quarterly print magazine based in Soho, but focused on life in UK and Ireland. We offer a mix of investigations, short stories and cultural essays, all threaded with a humourous and playful touch.

the fence is the illegitimate offspring of Private Eye and Evelyn Waugh, with a bloodline that stretches back to Gillray and Rowlandson.’ – Graydon Carter.

the fence is witty, insightful, often bonkers and the most interesting publication to hit newsstands in aeons.’ – Marina O’Loughlin, restaurant critic.

‘The essential skewer for our inessential page’ – Ben Schott, author of Schott’s Almanac.

‘In our opinion, the fence is Britain’s fifth best magazine’ – the editorial board of Viz (‘Britain’s fourth best magazine’).

‘You should subscribe to the fence is funny, clever and rude.’ – Janine Gibson, editor of FT Weekend.


If you would like to write for us, please send a detailed pitch through to [email protected]

We accept pitches in all our sections except fiction. First-time writers are especially welcome. We do try to reply to all pitches, but owing to the volume of submissions we receive, it might take us some time.

If you would like to enquire about an order, please contact [email protected]

For general enquiries, please contact [email protected]