We've written to you before about The Letters Page, a literary publication with an epistolary theme. They recently contacted us to let you know that they are accepting work for their next issue focusing on summer houses. From their missive:
The Summerhouse Issue: We've long been fascinated by writers who talk about 'dividing their time' between two (usually glamorous) locations. How does this work, we wonder? How would you know where to be at any one time? How do your friends know where to find you? And most importantly, where does your post get sent?
For our next issue, which will be produced while our students divide their time between home and the beach, we're thinking about living in more than one place. We're thinking about cabins beside lakes, about Tove Jansson's summer island, about the dacha and the summer residence and the holiday caravans of Mablethorpe. We're thinking about people who have two houses when many people have none. We're wondering if anyone still uses Poste Restante. We're thinking about the divided self.
Full submission guidelines, and the address to send handwritten letters to, are available at www.theletterspage.ac.uk/submissions. The deadline for letters is June 10th.
With Spring just starting to sniff around the edges here in Chicago, thinking about Summer seems a wild prospect. Have you participated in The Letters Page? Have you read it? Let us know in the comments or your letters to us. Oh, and their third issue, Travelling Light, will be available in April. You can also download the latest issue from their site.
P.S. Mail box photo by Theen Moy on Flickr under a CC usage.