This is out now, and should also be in the shops:
Succour 9 is an astonishing collection of new work from some of today’s most exciting writers and artists, who present diverse interpretations of the theme, Fantasies.
The issue features: fiction by Royal Alvis, Anthony Banks, Kate Lermitte Campbell, Jonathan Hamnett, Nick Hunt, Laura Joyce, Joel Lane, Gregory Norminton and Ray Robinson; poetry by Arlene Ang, Ben Brooks, Orfhlaith Foyle, Joshua Jones, Rob A. Mackenzie and Robert Selby; artwork by Daniel Arsham and Eline McGeorge.
The launches for this are:
London – The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, Thursday July 30
Manchester – The Briton’s Protection, Castlefield, Friday July 31
More details on these to follow.
You can also submit to issue 10, which is going to be called ‘The Banal’:
For this issue, we’re interested in work that takes the everyday or the commonplace as its subject, considers the nature of boredom, or indeed that questions what we think of as banal. You may also like to consider The Banal as a counterpart to Fantasies (the S/S 2009 issue), in that the fantastical tends to emerge from, or be contained within, the banal.
But as ever, feel free to interpret the theme in any way you like.
The deadline for submissions to The Banal is Friday 21 August.
Please send your work in Word or Rich Text format documents, with a limit of 5000 words (fiction) or 250 lines (poetry). We do not accept submissions by post. We do not offer payment for contributions that come through open submissions, but all contributors will receive two complimentary copies of the journal in which their work is printed, and an invitation to read at one of the Succour Salons which accompany the launch of each issue.
The editors will do their best to acknowledge any submissions within two weeks, and to give a final decision within five weeks of the submission deadline.
Please do not submit work that has been published elsewhere (including online) or that is under consideration by other journals.
And finally… please put the word ‘submission’ and the title of the issue to which you are submitting (ie ‘The Banal’) somewhere in the subject field of your submission email.
The editors welcome comment and questions on any subject.
Send all work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Editor Manchester
Regional Editor Birmingham
Regional Editor Dublin