Corridor8 is a not-for-profit platform for contemporary visual arts and writing in the North of England. Dedicated to producing high quality writing that reflects the vibrant art scenes and cultural events taking place across the North, the Corridor8 team is also determined to pay writers and editors at professional rates, whenever possible.


In 1968 Michael Butterworth founded the literary magazine, Corridor. In 2010 he resurrected Corridor as a contemporary arts and writing journal, Corridor8. Since then, it has become a recognised source for reviews, interviews, features and critical debate, covering activities across the Northern ‘corridor’. Previous editors include Roger McKinley, Laura Mansfield, Bryony Bond, Lauren Velvick and Sophia Crilly.

Lara Eggleton became Managing Editor in 2016 and, with the support of an Arts Council England grant, has been developing a critical writing residency programme in partnership with Northern arts organisations (resulting in a series of new print publications, designed collaboratively with Dust). The new website, developed with design partners SB-PH and launched in January 2017, now showcases residencies and commissioned writing alongside regular reviews and interviews.