From Max Dunbar, Regional Editor at Succour Magazine:
For this issue, we’re interested in work that takes the everyday or the commonplace as its subject, considers the nature of boredom, or indeed that questions what we think of as banal. You may also like to consider The Banal as a counterpart to Fantasies (the S/S 2009 issue), in that the fantastical tends to emerge from, or be contained within, the banal.
But as ever, feel free to interpret the theme in any way you like.
The deadline for submissions to The Banal is Friday 21 August.
Please send your work in Word or Rich Text format documents, with a limit of 5000 words (fiction) or 250 lines (poetry). We do not accept submissions by post. We do not offer payment for contributions that come through open submissions, but all contributors will receive two complimentary copies of the journal in which their work is printed, and an invitation to read at one of the Succour Salons which accompany the launch of each issue.
The editors will do their best to acknowledge any submissions within two weeks, and to give a final decision within five weeks of the submission deadline.
Please do not submit work that has been published elsewhere (including online) or that is under consideration by other journals.
And finally… please put the word ‘submission’ and the title of the issue to which you are submitting (ie ‘The Banal’) somewhere in the subject field of your submission email.
The editors welcome comment and questions on any subject.
Send all work to: firstname.lastname@example.org.