I’ve been busy tweaking the Pop-Ups format ready for our return on Sept 23rd. One thing that many people have said is that it’s still too long to watch / listen to (it’s also available as a podcast) in one sitting. We started-out at a rather ludicrous 3 hours, when I was reviewing nine submissions all by myself. We’re now down to 90 minutes, which is still overlong.
When we return, the length will be just 60 minutes, so only time for five submissions. Bearing in mind we will need to include time in the show to speak to our guest publisher, even 5 subs in 60 mins is a bit tight. So, it’s possible that we may have to do away with Clerihews, we’ll see.
A lot also depends on the quantity of submissions made, too. If we become severely backlogged, we might have to go twice weekly, or to pre-vet submissions, or to include some in an aftertime event. Those are all options.