I thought I'd give you a quick update on how things are going over at Featuring Magazine [where I'm part of the team for this new print magazine venture].
- The debut issue is set for launch towards the end of next month [April 2012] and the store is now up and running to take pre-orders.
- You can pre-order the 1st issue - or just read more about the pricing etc here
- If you're an artist, blogger, creative etc etc who'd like an, affordable, small ad in the magazine there's a chance to purchase an inch of space of your very own on the back cover. You can read the full details of the Inchies here.
- you can submit general ideas for future articles or features you'd like to contribute - to do this you'll need to read through the guidelines before approaching the editor with your idea.
- 'A Picture's Worth': a photograph accompanied by your poetry or text;
- Joint Projects: where you can share any collaborative creative work you've been involved in;
- 'Our V.I.P. (Very Important Project)': any creative project which has special significance and meaning to you [I have a scrapbook page in the VIP section of Issue 1]; and
- 'Creative Spaces': where you can share your craft space / workshop / creative cupboard etc
|Click to view submission guidelines.|
- the Theme Gallery is now open for submissions for Issue 2!
- The theme this time around is 'The Road Ahead' - a theme which you can interpret in any way you like;
- Plus, you can interpret it in through any medium you like too; eg: a journal page; collage; photograph; painting and so on ...
- Just hop over here for the full details of how to submit - you have until May 31st to get creating.
As I didn't want to be left out [that's what you get when you're the baby of the family] I thought I'd join in here with my own take on the idea of The Road Ahead ... which I'm calling 'The Wild Goose Chase' ... because it was:
James and I were driving home from a day out in York last weekend when this pick-up pulled in front of us:
The sharp-eyed amongst you might have already noticed what I noticed ...
It was a moment which caused me to first laugh .. and then reach for my camera. Because, while I've been on many a idomatic, metaphorical one ... I think this was the first time I'd ever been on a real, live, Wild Goose Chase!
Right then ... I'm going to leave you now. I have to go bend over backwards to find a needle in a haystack, while the bird in my hand barks up the wrong tree.
See you very soon.