It’s been a busy few weeks here at Structo Towers. Here’s a run-down of what’s been going on.
First there’s this:
Issue six of the magazine hit the press in late May, and was officially released on the first of June. The issue features six short stories, 16 poems, a brand-new column and a huge interview with Richard Adams (Watership Down, The Plague Dogs). It’s available at all the usual places, as well as from the website, where you can now also subscribe. Subscribing saves a chunk off the cover price and includes free postage and packing. It’s a bit of a bargain.
The newsprint hadn’t even had time to cool by the time we rocked up to the International Alternative Press Fair, which ran from the 28th to the 29th of May. The two-day fair took over the beautiful main room at the Conway Hall in London, and was home to many lovely creative people and their magazines/books/prints. From there we headed off (via a ‘zine sleepover) to our own proper launch at The Albion Beatnik bookshop in Oxford.
The launch featured readings from Conan McMurtrie and Will Burns, both of whom have brilliant work in the new issue. We also had a couple of pieces from Oxford native Dan Holloway, who has since gone on to become a best-selling author on Amazon with his novel The Company of Fellows. Are the two things linked? Who knows? All we know is that we’re keeping our fingers crossed for 10%.