In these difficult times it’s important to have a laugh. So, we invite you to publish your crackpot comedy and give the world a smile.
Show us your insane ramblings, nuttiest neuroses, craftiest craft.
To join go to the contact page and paste your work into the text box provided. It’s that simple, and just include a short bio, and a photo, it doesn’t have to be you.
We’ll check your words on our laughometer and if the needle soars upwards, we’ll be in touch.
Can I publish a regular article?
Sure, and we love book reviews.
What are the submission guidelines?
It’s a free for all, please don’t write anything illegal or defamatory, unless it’s about you!😁
Ready to publish? www.purcellpress.com. This independent publishing outlet is keen to read your material. Send them a sample of your stuff, minimum of 2000 words.
Is there a fee to join?
Right now the directory is free to use.
Do it now, cos if you don’t someone else will!
And now for some philosophical twaddle
These Thoughts by A Frances
‘I think, therefore I am.’
Well, how presumptuous is that?
Where do they come from?
And why must I think at all?
And who is this ‘I’ that am thinking?
Je pense donc je suis
Surely, an arrogant prat?
As the cow said to the horse
‘I blink therefore I am.’
You know what I relate with you on so many levels. I loved each word of this poem, especially the part where you vivisected the theory underlying these two pronouns: you and I. They are so superficial that they have no substance, yet we emphasize upon adding value to them so that indirectly, we can justify our own significance. Loved it. More power to your pen! ……
About Purcell Press
Purcell Press publishing is an independent book publishing outlet set up by Alice Wickham. She named it after her mother, Frances Purcell. Frances was an inveterate story-teller of the old-school fireside variety, always ready to spin a yarn to amuse and entertain her listeners, mainly her family and friends. Even as she lay in bed, weak and dying with cancer, she shared a joke or an anecdote, and brought her mischievous sense of humour to bear on her declining situation.
There are many people like Frances in the world, women and men, not known outside their family circles, but whose characters shine on in the hearts of those they have left behind.
So, in Frances Purcell’s memory, Alice has set up the press to encourage others, ordinary and extraordinary people to share their ideas, thoughts, memoirs, stories, a virtual fireside you might say.
The press is open to receiving material on all subjects, e.g., comedy, horror, crime, thriller, literary fiction, utopian or dystopian narratives, real-life stories, spirituality, physics.
In today’s world, issues around health and human healing, climate and environment loom large, purely because these areas are at risk of declining still further. Covid 19 stresses the urgency to transform our way of life – this is more apparent than ever. So, the press is keen to publish ideas on how humans can exist more harmoniously with our fellow creatures, including our aquatic cousins, amphibians, four-legged friends, fellow bipeds, birds, mineral and plant species.
So, with that said, send your crackpot comedy, your nonfiction book or novel ideas to purcell press. The editors are looking forward to reading you work.