Wednesday, 25 February 2009

grilling the good guys

from my inbox...

Guess what?

The Rookie Files zine wants submissions for Issue 2!

There are 3 types of submission:

(1) Manifestos!

Here is what manifesto means

manifesto |ˌmanəˈfestō|

noun ( pl. -tos)

a public declaration of policy and aims, esp. one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.

Some good manifestos include:

Personism: A Manifesto by Frank O’Hara

Scum Manifesto by Valerie Solanas

The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels

Your manifesto can be about anything, but there are some RULEZ:

It must be personal (no abstract polemics)

It must have direction (no meandering rants)
It must be funny (Even M&E are kinda witty, if you like that sort of thing)
It must be between 200 and 1000 words long

(2) Interviews!

The Rookie Files Issue 2 will feature interviews – not with the rich and famous, but with nobodies, losers, failures, underachievers, ne'er-do-wells, write-offs, has-beens, misfits, freaks, unpopular persons, geeks, dweebs, nerds, hosers, flops, no-hopers, washouts, lemons (Thesaraus? Who, me? I’m no lemon.) Regular guys, like you and me. I could interview you. You could interview your cat, or your girlfriend, or your ex-best friend who dumped you because you looked better in clogs than she did, or the weird man on your corridor who always smells of noodles (but STAY SAFE!) Rules are the same as above, word count more flexible.

(3) Art!

You can draw, I can’t, you make the rules.

Perks of contributing to my zine include:

A free bottle of Orangina

The chance to win an unpaid internship with me

Free entry to all future exhibitions and conferences

But really, you will just be able to bask in the knowledge that you are doing something that will NOT look good on your CV, earn you ANY money or contribute to your future success AT ALL. Therefore you will be doing it for an inexplicable, secret reason, and these are the best sorts of reasons and the best sorts of things.

Email and it will be brilliant. And please pass this on to anyone you think might like it.


Sophie x

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