Right, so, here’s a thing.
For a while now, my girlfriend, her housemate and I have been playing with the idea of starting a thing. We all write, in some capacity. But we all write about very different things. And to an extent, we all wish we had the chance to write about other different things. And so we started thinking about the idea of setting up a blog to write about lots of different things, the theme being that we write about different things. But then we thought committing to regularly updating a blog would be a lot of effort, so I suggested that we do an online mag instead.
And then we realised we’re pretty lazy, or busy, or whatever our excuse is at the time, and that there’s no way in hell we’d be able to fill a magazine a month between the three of us while worrying about real jobs and that. And so this is where all of you lot come in, by pitching us some ideas and then writing them up when we tell you that’s okay.
Okay, so what do I get out of it?
A deep sense of satisfaction? An evening where you’re not bored? The surprise factor of seeing what we do with the page design for your feature?
Money? No, wait, not money. No idea, really. Maybe you just really love writing, have something you think is interesting that you want to talk about, and wouldn’t mind a platform to shout from. That’s why we’re setting it up, after all.
Alright, then. What do you need me to do?
Send an email to lewis[dot]denby[at]gmail[dot]com. Tell us what you want to write about, and why. Make us realise why your piece would be the most extraordinary read people had ever read. Then maybe tell us a little bit about yourself, and all.
What exactly are you looking for?
Interesting, entertaining, poignant or enlightening features on a topic of vaguely general interest. That doesn’t mean every piece has to appeal to every person, but – say – a feature on the intricacies of current trends in music venue lighting rig development probably won’t get a green light. Or maybe it would, if you could explain exactly why a bunch of people would be interested in that stuff. Be creative. Think outside the box. Be interesting. If you’re interesting, we’ll be interested. Keep in mind that we’ll probably ask for your final piece to be between 1,000 and 2,000 words long, so don’t pitch anything that needs eight billion pages, unless you’re certain it’s really awesome.
What’s the magazine going to be called?
No idea yet. You got one?
Oh right? We’d love to hear it.
Actually, I was lying.
Oh well, that’s okay too. As long as you don’t make a habit of it.