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.
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!