Shipwrights is the online magazine of decentered English: a review of new writing from beyond the Anglosphere. The magazine’s goal is to publish the best new short fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction coming out of the global second- and foreign-language English writing communities. Since the combined number of speakers in these groups now triples that of native English speakers (1.2 billion to 375 million respectively), the number of decentered authors is also staggering. Shipwrights hopes to be a showcase for the best of these writers. Because it is geographically located in Sweden, at Malmö University, Shipwrights also features work by Anglophone expatriate writers living in Scandinavia.

Shipwrights is home to the Conrad-Nabokov Prize, awarded every other issue to the most promising second- or foreign-language writer who submits work. 

Detailed instructions on how to submit work can be found at Submission Guidelines.

Shipwrights is published online once per calendar year, here at 


Editor: Darius Degher

Assistant Editor: Melisa Vázquez

Advisory Board: Berndt Clavier, Oscar Hemer, Jean Hudson, Asko Kauppinen, Lennart Nyberg, Björn Sundmark, Arne Zettersten

A Student Editorial Board is also assembled for each issue, comprised of students from Malmö University’s Creative Writing II and Creative Writing Project courses.  

Banner and Logo Design: Caroline Chojnacka