Sunday, 26 October 2014

Protest Issue competition, deadline 29 October 2014

Thanks to my fellow blogger Sally Jenkins here are details of an upcoming competition:

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Call for submissions: Issue 5 - The Protest Issue

Letters of complaint, letters of objection, letters of furious indignation; eyewitness reports from street protests around the world; recollections of recent and not-so-recent protests and sit-ins and camps and campaigns; reflections on the meaning or purpose of protests, and on the use of the letter as a political tool; letters to and from and between protesters and protest sites. These are the letters we’re looking forward to reading in our next issue. We’re looking for letters with a sense of urgency. We’re looking for some news from now.
500 words, approx. Handwritten, and sent in the post to the address below. £100 for each letter published. Submission deadline is 29 October 2014.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Letters Page,
School of English, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK.
Full submission guidelines are below
 Deadline for submissions: 29 October 2014
The first issues will be available for download here very shortly
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Submission guidelines

Please adhere to these standard submission guidelines:
  • The letter should be handwritten on a single side of A4 (or your local equivalent), and sent in the post, with a return address on the back of the envelope.
  • You may include illustrations, and coffee stains. But please don’t fake the coffee stains; we’ll be able to tell.
  • Enclose contact details on a separate sheet. A transcript may be requested.
  • The letter should be addressed to a notional ‘reader’ (and should balance the tone of address between the ‘collective’ reader of a journal and the ‘individual’ reader of a forwarded letter); the letter should not address or refer to the editor.
  • The letter should include some reference to the time/place of its writing and/or sending.
  • The letter should be excellent. You may show your workings. Do not turn over the page.
  • Your submission should be postmarked with a date no later than the stated deadline for submissions.
  • A fee of £100 will be paid for each letter published. 
  • By submitting your letter you give us permission to reproduce photographic images of fragments of the letter and/or envelope on our website, without payment.
  • Letters will not be returned, but copyright is retained by the author at all times.
  • Address for submissions: The Letters Page, School of English, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK.

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