Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Succour Submissions

Succour have an unusual but interesting sounding theme this time around.

For Succour 11, our Spring/Summer 2010 issue

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

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

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1 comment:

Niamh Griffin said...

Sounds interesting! I wonder how many people will really submit just what they think?! Are you going to enter it? Right now I'm thinking about sleeping in on Sunday; maybe not such a fascinating topic!