Hello Dear Friends and Readers,
This is a quick update to let you know how we’re getting on during these very challenging, worrying, and to be honest, downright awful times. We’re staying home! We’re keeping safe, washing our hands, cleaning everything we touch, not touching our faces, doing all the things we need to protect ourselves and everyone around us, and loads of people we don’t know, will never meet, but are nevertheless responsible to in this pandemic. We’re also trying not to freak out (this is much easier said than done – but Martin’s a lot calmer about these things than me, so we’re doing well). Ish. We send our hearts-sadness and condolences to anyone to has suffered, is suffering or has lost someone to this terrible disease.
We’re taking a little time out to think about how we will manage this, so please be even more amazingly patient with us than normal. As you know, Martin and I do this voluntarily and because we’ve both been hit work-wise we need to spend some time working out how to pay bills etc.
Like most of you, we’re working from home, but but we don’t have WiFi there so any emails etc. will be done on phones and iPads. We’re trying to set up a mobile Wifi (Mifi) system, which hopefully will work better.
We are not in the office, so that means we are not receiving any post at the moment. We are looking to set up online submissions again, and we’ll let you know once we do.
We do have copies of the magazine that we can post out, so you can still subscribe by clicking on this link.
The Summer and Autumn issues will happen this year.
However, our June launch at the Barbican is cancelled. We’re also looking into doing an online launch and we’ll let you know about that too.
Some good news is we’re hoping to launch the competition in November – lots of details to come!
Gor blimey, this is a longer update than I thought!
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We wish you all good health and good writing. Stay safe and be well, and stay in touch.
Martin and Jacqueline