Horizon: A Review of Literature and Art was an influential literary magazine published in London, between 1940 and 1949. It was edited by Cyril Connolly who gave a platform to a wide range of distinguished and emerging writers.
Connolly founded Horizon with Peter Watson as its financial backer and de facto art editor. Connolly was editor throughout its publication and Stephen Spender was an uncredited associate editor until early 1941. It had a small circulation of around 9,500, but an impressive list of contributors and made a significant impact on the arts during and just after World War II. Connolly issued an all-Irish number in 1941, an all-Swiss edition in 1946 and a U. S. issue in October 1947. There was also a French issue and one dedicated to Evelyn Waugh. In Unconditional Surrender Waugh created a character Everard Spruce based on Connolly, who was the editor of a literary review, liked good food and parties and was surrounded by helpful young ladies. In reality two of these ladies at Horizon were Clarissa Eden and Sonia Brownell who met George Orwell through the magazine and later married him.