Issue 10 has just been released online to read for free, and to celebrate we are running a competition to win a copy of Evie Wyld latest book, All the Birds, Singing, as well as one of the first ever Structo tote bags. The bags won’t even be available to buy until the new year. Exclusive I tell you.
All the Birds, Singing is a remarkable book, and if you want to get a taste of what to expect you can read our interview with Wyld in the newly released issue here.
To enter the competition, email firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘Evie Wyld competition’ in the subject line and your name and address in the body text. The draw closes at midnight on December 31st. We’ll choose somebody at random from the entries on January 1st and let you know if you’ve won soon after.
Rules/notes: The draw closes at midnight GMT on December 31st; UK addresses only please; we won’t use your email address for anything else (unless you’d like to be added to our mailing list, in which case let us know in the email).
Update 1/1: The book and tote bag have now been won – congratulations to the winner!
An early Christmas present: the online version of Structo issue 10!
Click on the preview above, or head on over to Issuu, to read the issue for free and in its entirety. It features 10 short stories, 10 poems, two interviews (author Evie Wyld and poet/translator/author/editor David Constantine) and an essay about hereditary book addiction. It’s a great issue, even if we say it ourselves.
There are also a few print copies around if you would like to read it on paper.
Happy Christmas on behalf of the entire Structo team.
Back in April I was tugged into the world of Kickstarter by Birkensnake, one of my favourite literary magazines. Based in the States, they produce gorgeous magazines, and always have the content to match. Their Kickstarter project was to fund the sixth annual issue, to be produced in seven separate editions by seven separate editorial and art teams. It sounded too good to miss.
My copy arrived last week. Edited by Benny Lichtner and Elan Lafontaine and produced by Nicole Trigg and Michele Chun, it’s a thing of beauty, and is—predictably—full of great stories and poetry in that special, slightly off-kilter, Birkensnake way. You can read the issue/issues in-full and buy a copy/copies over at their website. There are more photos of this edition below the break.