Anthony Cuthbertson (tooey)
Founding editor of off-beat literary magazine Do Not Look at the Sun (Paris):
"The idea behind Do Not Look at the Sun is 'Found Poetry/ Free Prose'. It is a Paris based magazine set up in 2009 by two friends with time on their hands and a budget of anything they could plunder from work. With an old printer/ scanner and a ream of paper, the first issue was made and left sitting on stools and upon seat cushions in cafés and bars around Paris for anyone to pick up. Since then, copies have been left indiscriminately throughout the city- from seats on the metro to park benches- and been published on postcards and street walls. Issues can also be found in certain obliging bookshops. It has since spread to London.
Each issue is a collection of short stories and poems, as well as notes, thoughts, diary entries and other words that have no place elsewhere. Words that may have no business in other literary journals or arts reviews, but words that nevertheless deserve to be heard: One-line poems, streams of thoughts and lucid dreams that have no outlet anywhere other than the pages of people’s personal notebooks. It is ‘misfit lit’.
If you would like to get involved in printing and distributing this in your local area (wherever it may be) then don't hesitate to get in contact- donotlookatthesun @ gmail.com- and we'll send you further details.
We are currently looking for submissions from anyone, anywhere. The focus is on writing, though photography and artwork will be welcomed in future issues. If you can combine the forms then all the better! See the submissions page for more information."