Succour 11 – Call for Submissions

As I’ve said before, the guidelines for Succour 11 are a bit different from what has come before.

For Succour 11, our Spring/Summer 2010 issue, we would like to invite submissions which pertain not to a theme, as has hitherto been the case, but which adhere to a pair of conditions.

Condition 1: All submissions should be written on Saturday February 6th, 2010.

Condition 2: What you write should not be an attempt to execute an idea – for a story, for a poem, etc – that has previously occurred to you. Rather, we would prefer you to write whatever happens to come into your head at that particular time.

The idea for this issue was inspired by 20 Lines a Day by Harry Mathews, in which the author sets out to follow a rule Stendhal once set himself, to write ‘Twenty lines a day, genius or not’. Mathews undertakes this project in an attempt to overcome ‘the anxiety of the blank page’; it becomes part of his writing practice, his way of starting off, getting in the zone, before going on to whatever his main writing project may be. We would like submissions to February 6th, 2010 to be written in the same spirit.

We will be accepting submissions to February 6th, 2010 from Saturday February 6th 2010 until Monday February 8th 2010 – thereby allowing a couple of days for typing up etc.

Maximum word count: 400

Send all work to: submissions@succour.org

Contact Details
Anthony Banks
Editor
anthonybanks@succour.org

Max Dunbar
Regional Editor Manchester
maxdunbar@succour.org

Luke Kennard
Regional Editor Birmingham
lukekennard@succour.org

Christodoulos Makris
Regional Editor Dublin
succourdublin@gmail.com

Shaun Morrison/picturesandwriting.com
Website Design
shaun@picturesandwriting.com

Chloe Briggs
Art Editor
chloebriggs@succour.org

There may be also be a Succour Manchester night coming up at the end of the month – you will know the details when I do.

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