The Squall Update – 24 July

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The idea of The Squall is to help out freelance writers during the Covid-19 crisis. For it to survive and thrive, we are asking readers to pay what they can and we suggest a minimum donation of £3. You can pay into The Squall's bank account (sort code 40-05-17 and account number 71515942) or via PayPal at Thank you in advance for helping out.

The final touches are being added to Issue Four of The Squall, themed ‘Red’, ahead of its release on 3 August. Issue Five, themed ‘Ground’, has just been commissioned.

The theme chosen for Issue Six, set to be released in October, is ‘Fair’ – once again to be interpreted as loosely or imaginatively as you like. You've until 9 August to submit pitches to and we'll respond on 10 August. Please send pitches, NOT completed articles.

If your pitch does not make it into an issue of The Squall, fear not, as it may be we can use some pitches further down the line in The Blizzard.

Thanks to all of you – freelancers and generous contributors alike – for helping The Squall continue. If you’re new, then learn more about the birth of The Squall here.

Read Issue One, Issue Two and Issue Three of The Squall.

We are very grateful to all of the people who have waived fees and donated to The Squall since we announced the project. Special thanks go to: Nick Ames, Philippe Auclair, John Brewin, James Corbett, Martin da Cruz, Miguel Delaney, Andrew Downie, Ken Early, Emmet Gates, John Harding, Simon Hart, Gary Hartley, Frank Heinen, Neil Jensen, Samindra Kunti, Simon Mills, James Montague, David Owen, MM Owen, Simone Pierotti, Jack Pitt-Brooke, Callum Rice-Coates, Philip Ross, Paul Simpson, Jon Spurling, Seb Stafford-Bloor, Ed Sugden, Jonathan Wilson and Suzy Wrack. And huge thanks to Getty Images, for use of the photos.

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