The Urbanite was a macabre and weird literature zine published by Mark McLaughlin.
Published in Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.A., the first issue appeared in 1991. The title ran at least until 2001 (issue #12 was dated Spring 2001).
The Urbanite published a balance of fiction and poetry.
Fiction writers included Michael Arnzen, Lisa Jean Bothell (Heliocentric Net), Pamela Briggs, Poppy Z. Brite, P.D. Cacek, Hugh B. Cave, Jeanne Cavelos, Dan Clore, Basil Copper, Andy Cox, Lillian Csernica, Christopher Fowler (Vector), Janet Fox (Scavenger's Newsletter), Lois H. Gresh, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Dale Hoover, Charlee Jacob, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nancy Kilpatrick, Joel Lane, Thomas Ligotti, Mark McLaughlin, Gregory Norris, Jeffrey Osier, John Pelan, Mike Philbin as 'Hertzan Chimera', Wilum Pugmire (Idiot Chaos) , Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Fantasy Macabre), Charles M. Saplak, Lawrence Schimel, M.R. Scofido, Dale L. Sproule (TransVersions), Melanie Tem, Jeffrey Thomas, John R. Turner, Scott H. Urban (Frisson), Don Webb, Terri Willits, Thomas Wiloch, and others.
Poetry was contributed by Linda Addison, John Benson (Not One Of Us), Pamela Briggs, Donna Taylor Burgess (The Blue Lady), Sandra DeLuca, Denise Dumars, Rhonda Eikamp, Jo Fletcher, Diane Frank, Joy Golisch, Rain Graves, Marni Griffin, Michael McCarty, Mark McLaughlin, Tina Reigel, Lawrence Schimel, Marge B. Simon (Star*Line), Brandon W. Totman (Contortions), Don Webb, and others.
Cover art was by Mark McLaughlin, Jeffrey Osier, Jeffery Thomas, Dan Wild, and Skip Willits.