Our story

Portmanteau was founded in January 2021

Portmanteau was founded on a desire for a fairer and more equal publishing industry.


Portmanteau LDN is an independent literary magazine based in London, UK dedicated to publishing unique and wonderful writing.


At the very core of Portmanteau LDN is the ideology of being a platform that brings equal opportunity, no matter where you live, or what socio-economic background you come from. Portmanteau LDN is a creative space where writers and artists can submit their work in the confidence that it will be fairly reviewed with an equal eye.


At Portmanteau LDN we strive to share with you our own learned insight into the writing and publishing industry, informing our readership of all they might need to know to succeed in the industry.



We want to give a quality platform to literary voices from all around the world, that brings with it unique writings and rich perspectives.


We are a small team with a big vision.

our team

Ruby Lizon-walker

Founder and Editor in Chief

Hey, I'm Ruby. In 2020 I graduated from UCL with a Masters in Publishing. Prior to that I studied Creative Writing at UoG.

I currently work as a Content and SEO Executive, which funds pretty much everything we do here at Portmanteau LDN!

 In my spare time I love to read (anything and everything) and write (sci-fi). Basically, literature is my whole life! 

You can follow me on Twitter @rubylizonwalker

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Shona Henderson

Marketing and Communications Director

Hi! I'm Shona. I graduated from the University of Glasgow with an undergraduate MA in English Literature in 2019 and a postgraduate MA in Publishing from UCL in 2020.


Currently, I work as a Marketing Assistant for a specialist independent publisher. 


I love sitting with a cup of tea and a good crime/thriller novel. Also, I am addicted to Twitter and Goodreads. I love being online and talking about books all day, every day.


You can follow me on Twitter @_shonahenderson


Phoebe Lizon- Walker

Production and Design Director

Hi, I’m Phoebe! I recently graduated from Sheffield Hallam with a degree in Illustration.


I love making abstract work full of busy patterns and colours, and I am really inspired by artists like David Hockney, Beate Kuhn and Peony Gent. 


When I’m not making art I love music, films and walking (perks of Sheffield - the peak district is next door!)

You can follow me on Instagram @phoebelizonart