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Between C & D (1983–1990) was a Lower East Side quarterly literary magazine edited by Joel Rose and Catherine Texier. Though a geographical reference from New York City, Between C & D has also been suggested to mean "between coke and dope", giving an indication of the transgressive content and ethos. Its actual tagline was "Sex. Drugs. Danger. Violence. Computers.". The magazine was printed on fanfold computer paper, sold in a plastic bag and featured original artwork on each binding.[1] These limited run editions were collected by New York galleries and libraries and back issues sold on computer disk.

Contributors included Kathy Acker, Bruce Benderson, Dennis Cooper, Gary Indiana, Tama Janowitz, Patrick McGrath and Lynne Tillman.

In 1988, Penguin published the anthology Between C & D: New Writing from the Lower East Side Fiction Magazine for its Contemporary American Fiction series that included twenty-five writers chosen by Rose and Texier.

The magazine was discussed in-depth in Brandon Stosuy's Up Is Up, But So Is Down: New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992 (NYU Press) in 2006.


  1. ^ Pete Cherches (October 29, 2006). "Downtown Made Me". Word of Mouth. Retrieved January 14, 2014.

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