As you have probably noticed, the 1st of December has been and gone and Issue Five of The Paperbook Collective is yet to make an appearance. I can assure you it is almost completed, but the past few days have been a comedy of errors that have prevented me getting it to publication. Firstly, my lovely computer decided to shut itself down, thus losing over half of the completed magazine. Added to this, I have spent the last two days bedridden by one of those awful change of season flu’s that seem to cripple the body. If there is anything more infuriating than having the flu while the sun is shining brightly outside, I would like to know what it is. Welcome to Australia.
This is the problem with doing The Paperbook Collective alone, I guess. If I go down, 100% of the workforce has gone down. C’est la vie.
Which bring me to my next point – I decided a little while ago to release the January edition of The Paperbook Collective on the
7th of January, 2014.
This is simply because I feel that releasing a magazine on New Years Day would be an exercise in futility. I probably won’t be in much shape to publish it, and you won’t be in much shape to read it. Also, it gives you a little bit more time to submit your work during this insanely busy time of year.
So submissions for the first issue of 2014 will be open until the
27th of December, 2013.
That gives you plenty of time to get your work in. Issue six does not have a theme, so feel free to submit absolutely anything you like to the maiden issue for 2014.
Anyway, I can assure you that Issue Five will be out within a day or so, giving you a much needed excuse to sit down and relax amid this hectic festive season. I hope all your preparations are going well, and the hoards of angry shoppers aren’t dulling your joy for this lovely time of year.
Happy holidays everyone.