Dr. Hurley’s Summer Vacation


ear Intrepid Snake-Oilers,

We know you may have been missing us of late. Never fear; there is reason for our absence, and it is not because we don’t love you anymore. No! The reason behind our recent absence is twofold.

Firstly, Dr. Hurley himself has been travelling and so our offices have been taking a well earned break (though dearest Seamus is a wonderful man, he can sometimes be a workhorse who demands similar stamina of his workforce). Secondly, we editors feel that it is time for a spring (or summer) clean around these parts, and so we’ve been putting our energies into revitalising Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure and the SnakeOilCure.com site.

So while we while away the wee hours working on sprucing things up, enjoy what you missed from Snake-Oil Cure Vol. II, Weeks 21-23:

What else can we do while you’re away? we hear you yell. During our spring/summer clean, we’d like you to find your best writerly, artistical, poetry-loving, video and music-making friends, and encourage them to submit to Snake-Oil Cure. We love our regular Snake-Oilers, but we want more than ever to encourage newbies and give them a chance at getting published. So, here’s what you should do:

  1. Regular contributors: If you have something for us, then submit! If you have many things for us, then we’d ask that you try to work on a Snake-Oil exclusive, and send us your best work! You are those who keep Seamus happy, and keep us editors engaged and thankful to be running Snake-Oil Cure. Our favourite submissions will kick off our revamped site!
  2. Newbies: Submit! Most of all, we want to encourage new submissions from new writers, artists and the like. Submission guidelines here.
  3. All and sundry: Submit to one of our ongoing series. Check out the Trees series and our Smithsonian series (covered by the Smithsonian Institution’s blog!).

Although currently lost in the winding back roads of County Kerry, Dr. Hurley is eager to see your finest new submissions upon his return, so don’t let him down!

We will resurface on September 10th, 2012, with brand new writing, art, multimedia, and potable content, as well as a slight revamp for SnakeOilCure.com. We thank you for your patronage, and eagerly anticipate your correspondence.