That’s right everyone, as always, I STILL NEED YOU!!
The countdown to the October Issue of The Paperbook Collective is on.
If you are a writer, a poet, an artist or a photographer, your work belongs in The Paperbook Collective.
Have you written something recently? Did you go out on the weekend and take some great photographs? Did you spend last night sketching away in your visual diary?
Don’t let your work end up in a drawer under piles of paper. Email it through to me and let it shine in this free creative magazine.
I’m Looking for You ~
I am looking for poetry in any format, whether it be haiku’s or limericks or sonnets or free verse.
Braille by Emmyl Gant.
I am looking for short stories, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, book reviews, even micro fiction; scribble something down and email it through.
Doing the Math by Mark Paxson.
I am seeking photography on any subject, including iPhoneography. Head out today, take some snaps and email them through.
Where in the World by Andrew Hardacre.
I am seeking artwork in any format. If you are a painter or a sculptor, feel free to photograph you work and email it through. Similarly, if you are a sketch artist or your preference is pen and ink, scan it, photograph it and send it through!
Blood God by Tempest.
There are no real restrictions on what you can send in to The Paperbook Collective. It is a magazine which is designed to appeal to a wide audience, so whatever your creative bent there is sure to be space for you.
You Should Submit ~
There is only 12 days until submissions close for Issue Three, so be sure to submit your work before you miss out!
In case you’re still a bit unsure as to whether your work is right for the magazine, check out the flow chart I created to minimise confusion:
If you are looking for inspiration, check out Issue’s One and Two below:
In Which I Get Emotional ~
This is probably a good time to point out that the publication of this magazine is a huge learning curve for me. I have absolutely no experience or prior knowledge in editing or publishing a magazine. I make mistakes along the way, and in doing so I learn. The contribution and support of all of you out there in the blogosphere is what keeps me going, long after a sane person would have washed their hands of this whole idea.
To all contributors, I want to say a special thank you for trusting me with your incredible work. I might not get it right every time, but you can be sure that I will never stop trying to get it right. This is a grass roots magazine that is nothing more than my attempt to collate and distribute the incredible work that I see each and every day on all of your blogs. It is all so awesome that I just want to share it with the world!
Finally, thank you to each and every person who shares and re-blogs both the magazine and my posts each month. Without your help, I would not be able to reach nearly half the people that I do.
So, as one last favour to me, I would ask that if you think your followers would be interested in being a part of The Paperbook Collective, please reblog this post so they can jump on board. And to finish, a little quote that sums up my life right now.
I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
– Jewish Proverb.
Have a fantastic week everyone.