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publish and Be Damned Archive at CCA, Glasgow, 2008

“2HB is a publishing project initiated by CCA, edited by myself and Francis McKee. Sarah Tripp is designing the series.

The CCA book fairs have become progressively more representative of self-initiated publishing and more experimental or ambitious projects, for example Gavin Wade’s Strategic Questions and the hosting of the Publish and Be Damned Archive . Out of this and an interest in publications such as Dot Dot Dot and F.R. David, there seems to be a real attention and need for publications that facilitate a discursive space for new creative writing, somewhere for artists, writers and theorists to show work that might not otherwise be realised or published.

2HB is open to submissions from those interested in creative writing or fiction with a critical awareness of issues. We will commission new work for each volume. Quite possibly each volume will focus around a particular theme but at this point we are keeping the brief open to encourage a wide range of submissions.

The first volume features new writing by Jenny Brownrigg and Steve Rushton and will be launched at the CCA Bookfair on 7 March, so please come along if you’re in Glasgow that day!

It will be available from the CCA and at special launch events for each new volume.

As it is a CCA publication there is an ambition for contributors to come from an arts background, but of course it is open to anyone interested.

We will be publishing four issues a year and all details of the submission and launch dates can be found on our website www.cca-glasgow.com.”

For more information, or to submit contributions, email louise@ cca-glasgow.com