Issue nine is now online! You can read it immediately by clicking on the preview above, or head on over to issuu. This issue features 13 short stories, 21 poems, two interviews (writer Stella Duffy and Bodley’s Librarian Sarah Thomas) and an essay promoting caffeine addiction. Or something like that.
It was released in print on the 28th of January. There are still a handful of hard copies available if you’d like to read it in the bath without ruining your iPad.
The Word Factory have just opened for applications to their inaugural apprenticeship scheme, and they’re on the lookout for emerging British short story writers. Those chosen would be mentored by the authors Alex Preston and Stella Duffy and would be able to take advantage free entry to Word Factory events and seminars.
To apply all you need to do is send a short story of up to 4,000 words, and a short summary of why you want to apply, by the 1st of September.
We know the folks behind the The Word Factory (one of the Structo team is usually on the door at their evening events), and we can vouch for the fact of their being lovely people, not to mention talented and well-connected. This is definitely worth your time, so get writing.
Photo by Paul Ockelford (CC BY-NC)
After all the fun of last year, we’re delighted to be returning to The Society Club in London for the launch of Structo issue 10. On Saturday the 3rd of August, from 6pm, get yourself to Soho for readings, cocktails, music, interesting conversations, more cocktails and a very high likelihood of cake. Also piles of magazines.
We couldn’t be happier with the line-up. There will be poetry from Lucy Furlong, a couple of short stories from Jason Gould and Christine Stroik Stocke and a reading from our very own fiction editor Keir Pratt. It’s going to be a great evening, and as usual it’s free to get in.
More details to come in the next week or so.
Facebook event page / Map to The Society Club
We’re big fans of the Alternative Press posse. They’ve put on a bunch of really great events, including two International Alternative Press Festivals at London’s Conway Hall. And we’re not the only ones: the filmmaker Daniel Baldwin was there at the first Festival in 2011, complete with his camera, following Jimi and Peter as they worked like madmen to put on the show.
Here’s the trailer for Baldwin’s upcoming documentary: Comics Are My Rock And Roll. It looks ace.