Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Letters Page - issue 2 out soon and a call for submissions for issue 3

The Garden Room Writers have a special interest in The Letters Page  edited by Jon McGregor and a team from The School of English in The University of Nottingham. Our own GRW Ann Hull had a letter in the first issue. What a lovely idea, hand written letters only. To look at issue 1 see here 

Some news on this front, issue 2 is due out on 9th December. If you don't already subscribe, you can still do so to receive it to your inbox. The theme for issue 2 letters is Penpals. There are rumours of letters from Kevin Barry, George Saunders and Ruth Gilligan along with others as yet undisclosed. 

Also, a call is now out for issue 3 The Letters Page:

'Call for submissions - Issue Three: The Travelling Light Issue

We're thinking about travel, and travelling, and being away from home. We're thinking about the song, 'Travelling Light', from the second Tindersticks album, but that's probably just us. We're thinking about being away from home, and writing home, and writing away. We're thinking about how distant you can really ever be in the digital age. We're hoping that our correspondents will interpret this thematic starting point in as loose or associative or casual a way as they see fit. We welcome your letters - essays, fiction, poetry, memoir, travelogue, criticism, illustration - which in some way refer to the idea of travelling light. We look forward to hearing from you.
Deadline for submissions: January 15th, 2014.
You can find the standard submission guidelines here, but in essence your letter should be handwritten on a single side of A4 paper, in an envelope with your name and address on the back, and sent to the address below.'

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