Bateau subscribes to no trend but serves to represent as wide a cross-section of contemporary writing as possible. For this reason, readers will most likely love and hate at least something in each issue. We consider this a good thing. To us, it means Bateau is eclectic, open-ended and not mired in a particular strain.
Our standard is excellence. Work in our magazine succeeds because of its individual strengths and ability to move an eclectic readership. The vessel that is Bateau is fashioned the old way; this is reflected in the craftsmanship and quality of our letterpress covers. Each issue works out of a mutual gifting and strives to be a kind of art piece.