Welcome to the Stray!

A Common Ground For Culture

What is The Stray?

The Stray is a new kind of literary magazine, run by the University of York’s Department of English and Related Literature.

Named after York’s historic areas of common land – which have been in use as public pasture for over 800 years – The Stray offers short essays, thoughts, new work, and provocations for curious grazing. For more information check out the About section of our website.