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For details of older issues of brief, we suggest you visit the excellent and comprehensive website A brief index.

The website includes a full list of contents pages, contributors and editors of each issue, as well as a breakdown by issue and contributor. It also includes other interesting material relating to the journal’s history, such as editorial statements and manifestos, and a list of books published by brief.

The magazine was founded in December 1995 by Alan Loney. Its format was simple: A4 sheets, copied exactly as their authors wrote them, stapled together, then distributed with bio notes and a cover.