The New Coterie: A Quarterly of Literature and Art
Date of Publication:
Nov. 1925 (1:1) – Summer/Autumn 1927 (1:6)
Frequency of Publication:
Quarterly (six issues)
1,000 copies printed for one issue
Place of Publication:
E. Archer, London
Poetry, short fiction, drama and art, followed by several pages of advertisements at the end of the magazine
Russell Green (?) No masthead was published listing editors
Libraries with Original Issues:
Getty Research Institute; Duke University; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Connecticut; Stanford University; Amherst College; Princeton University; Columbia University; Ohio State University; University of Virginia; Cambridge University; Northwestern University
New York: Kraus Reprint Corporation, 1967.
The New Coterie was a quarterly publication first published in 1925, four years after the demise of its predecessor, Coterie. The magazine continued with the same basic philosophy as Coterie: it was meant for an audience “which wanted to be au courant in arts and letters” (Sullivan 112). The London publication circulated six issues between November, 1925 and the summer of 1927, and published works by D. H. Lawrence, Karel Capek, Liam O’Flaherty, and Aldous Huxley.
It is unclear who edited The New Coterie. There was no masthead for The New Coterie but Coterie’s editorial duties had been shared by Chaman Lall and Russell Green and the overall format and the agenda of The New Coterie remained close to that of Green and Lall’s publication. Because Green’s work still appeared regularly in The New Coterie, many critics believe he was the editor of the unattributed magazine.
Editor: Nov. 1925 – Autumn 1927 (Presumably; no masthead published)
While a student at Queens College at Oxford, Green was a contributor to Oxford Poetry, and he won the university’s Newdigate Prize for his poem “Venice.” Upon graduation, he worked as a civil servant but remained active with literature by contributing translations, prose, and poetry to many magazines. He joined with Chaman Lall to edit the final double issue of Coterie and he is believed to have edited all six issues of The New Coterie, as the magazine frequently featured his work and its editorial style reflected his efforts in Coterie. After his editing tenure ended, Green continued to write poetry and novels, such as Wilderness Blossoms (1936), Prophet without Honour (1934), and Northern Star (1942).
H. E. Bates
“The Spring Song”
“Song in Winter”
“Karel Capek (Self Caricature)”
D. H. Lawrence
Faith Compton Mackenzie
“Miss Mabel Ebony”
“Darkness: A Tragedy in 3 Acts”
“The Child of God”
Aveilhe, Tara. “Coterie: An Introduction.” The Modernist Journals Project. Brown Universiy. 8 Sept. 2008.
Martell, Edward, and L.G. Pine, eds. “GREEN, Russell.” Who Was Who Among English and European Authors. Vol. 2. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1978. 597.
New Coterie: A Quarterly of Literature and Art. New York: Kraus Reprint Corporation, 1967.
Sullivan, Alvin, ed. “Coterie.” British Literary Magazines. New York, NY: Greenwood P, 1986. 110-12.
“The New Coterie” compiled by Severin Tucker (Class of ’09, Davidson College)