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Kirk Lake runs outsideleft's London operations. As a pop culture anthropologist he unearths things people really want. As a writer, he provides insight into things we often didn't know we wanted to know about. His writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Guardian, Dazed and Confused, the Idler, Sleazenation and the Observer. In the late 1990s he edited Twister magazine publishing new material from authors such as Charles Bukowski, Richard Hell, Billy Childish and Hubert Selby. A single issue of Twister now sells on eBay for more money than he made for producing the entire series.

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Outsideleft exists on a precarious no budget budget. We are interested in hearing from deep and deeper pocket types willing to underwrite our cultural vulture activity. We're not so interested in plastering your product all over our stories, but something more subtle and dignified for all parties concerned. Contact us and let's talk. [HELP OUTSIDELEFT]


If Outsideleft had arms they would always be wide open and welcoming to new writers and new ideas. If you've got something to say, something a small dank corner of the world needs to know about, a poem to publish, a book review, a short story, if you love music or the arts or anything else, write something about it and send it along. Of course we don't have anything as conformist as a budget here. But we'd love to see what you can do. Write for Outsideleft, do. [SUBMISSIONS FORM HERE]

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