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The Island Review is a haven in the vast and stormy online ocean. We bring together great writing and visual arts from islands all over the world, and provide a second home for islanders and island lovers everywhere.

We publish new work each week, and Flotsam whenever we find it.

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Stories in the Shingle

A journey through Orford Ness in Suffolk with Elizabeth Lee Reynolds.


Glasgow reimagined as a city of islands in an uncanny short story by Gerard McKeever.

On Giudecca

Marcel Krueger seeks a place to hide on tourist-lined Giudecca.

The benefits of keeping cosy in Tromsø

Island in northern Norway may hold the answer to beating the winter blues.