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The Paperbook Collective | Issue Six

There wasn’t any fireworks in our city centre on New Years Eve.

Any official fireworks, that is.

At around a quarter to midnight, when I was sitting comfortably on my couch, gin in hand, a huge bang went off outside.

I raced on to my balcony to find a fireworks display going on in the middle of the street, literally metres away from my apartment window. For those of you who aren’t aware, fireworks are illegal in all states of Australia. Highly illegal, according to a police statement released in the following days.

But I took a timely lesson from those kids who ran giggling and screaming off into the bushes that New Years Eve, thrilled with their devious ingenuity.

If no one is going to put on a fireworks display for you, you better do it yourself.

And it is what The Paperbook Collective is all about, I guess. No one was going to come knocking on my door, asking to publish my writing or exhibit my photography. So, here I am, doing it myself. And I am asking each and every one of you to get involved with this concept in 2014, as you have done so fabulously in 2013.

Design. Create. Unite.

So here it is, the very first Issue of The Paperbook Collective for 2014.

Also, it is Issue Six, which means we have been in business for exactly half a year!

Cheers! Applause! Hurrah!

Thank you all once again for your endless support in this grass roots publishing journey.

I quite literally could not have done it without you.




The Paperbook Collective Issue Six 2014


The Paperbook Collective Issue Six 2014

I hope you enjoy Issue Six of The Paperbook Collective, and that it helps to start your year off with a bang.

Submissions for Issue Seven close on the 20th of January, so get writing, get snapping, get creating.

Big things are happening this year in Paperbook Land, so make sure that you are a part of it!




  1. Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    Issue Six of The Paperbook Collective is now live! Get your free online copy and read some great writing. One of my favorite writers (John Howell) is featured and … of my … even yours truly has a story πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much for being a part of The Paperbook Collective Pamela! It was great to have you on board. I hope you will continue to submit for future issues when you have the time πŸ™‚ And thanks for reblogging!

  2. Reblogged this on Northwest Frame of Mind and commented:
    Issue 6 of The Paperbook Collective is out today! I’ve posted a few of my (under the) Pike Place Market pictures this past week as a preview of my main floor and street side market photos in this January issue. This month features some fantastic writing and I hope you will follow the links below for your free download or online read!

    • Thanks for reblogging Lisa! Four whole pages for you this time πŸ™‚ I just couldn’t not use any of those gorgeous pics, and I put them together in a way that was supposed to feel to the reader like they were strolling through the market. Thanks for submitting!

      • Thanks for all of your hard work Jayde creating such beautiful issues! And thank you for not making me feel like I sent you too many photos. πŸ™‚ It was hard to narrow them down this month!

  3. In the UK we have bonfire night 5th November to commemorate Guy Fawkes and the plan to blow up the houses of parliament. That day only is the only day that legally in the UK you can let off fireworks, but you can almost buy them all year around. At New Year, people are letting them off at midnight, the 2am, then 2.30am ignorant people, waking up the kids, scaring the animals. Then these selfish people decided that they will let them off the following evening also. Where have the respect for your neighbours gone, the respect for the law, that law that say no fireworks except 5th November. I love fireworks, when they are displayed properly, by people who know what they are doing. These fireworks have the potential to kill and thousands of people every year get injured from a slight burn to lose of fingers.
    The UK government have been asked to ban them except for displays but they say that people have the right to let them off………….does that gives them the right to let them off when and where the hell they like……it seems so!!

    • Wow, that’s interesting! To be honest I thought Australia was the only place that banned fireworks, although it’s illegal to buy them here too. I have actually never seen illegal fireworks before this New Years. I can imagine how irritating it is to have them let off constantly around your home. Luckily the kids near me only let them off once, probably because that was all they had!

    • Thanks so much! No theme for issue seven, although I am mulling over a theme for issue eight. So feel free to submit anything you like! I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous pics πŸ™‚

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