Thursday, 27 April 2017

Co-editing The Seethingographer

In what is quickly becoming a very busy year, my latest project is co-editing the next volume in The Seethingographer series of chapbooks published by Sampson Low Ltd. I heard you murmuring and, yes, you're correct: they are the publishers of such esteemed works as Noddy and Lorna Doone, and even a work or three by Bram Stoker. (cue my swooning love of Dracula [itself not a Sampson Low publication] and my strident reminder that Stoker is Irish)

Yes, yes, you say, we know Bram Stoker is Irish. You say it all the time. The question we have is: What on earth is a chapbook? Well, dear reader, a chapbook is a delightful morsel of art. A collection of poetry, or short fiction, sometimes combined with art and, in this case, a soon-to-be perfect alchemy of all three. The Sampson Low chapbooks are designed to fit into a small bag or pocket (only A6) and are just 16 pages long. They are perfect for a commute, a wait at the doctor's office or a maybe a lunchtime read in the sun. 

I was invited to participate in this venture by the wonderful poet and psychogeographer, Lucy Furlong, and I'm excited to start reading submissions soon! If you're interested in submitting, here are the details and you can find out more on the Seethingography website:

Theme: Going Home
Flash fiction <170 words
Poetry <20 lines
High res photography/art also welcome
Deadline: 30 April 2017
Submit to: seethingography@gmail.com
Payment: A fabulous copy all your own - it'll be a framer!

Only a few days left, so get scribbling, snapping and sending. Can't wait to see what you've got.