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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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Imagine your perfect island

Help us create an atlas of magical memory islands.

Island books: Beatlebone

The bizarre story behind John Lennon’s Irish island.


Poetry: Claire Askew

Poems set on Orkney and Orcas Island.

Dying breeds on the Maltese islands

Bird hunting on Malta – conservation or tradition?