This post is really a message for artists (writers and photographers) who are trying to use the internet to build an audience, who want to have something to point to at Christmas when the conversation inevitably turns to “So what have you been doing?”, and to those who started the year with a new year’s ambition to get some (small) publication credits to begin the oft-put-off process of constructing an artistic curriculum vitae.
I’m one of the editors and contributors at Euclid’s Negatives, a new online journal looking to promote collaborative storytelling. We put photography and fiction together. And we post in online.
Pretty simple. And, so far, pretty small. We’re looking to open up the project and invite new artists. So, here is what I propose to you:
- Check out Euclid’s Negatives and see if you like it.
- If you are a photographer, send me a message/comment, and I’ll send you a story. We can collaborate starting now. We can have a piece posted before Christmas and you can show your peeps at least one thing you’ve done lately that has nothing to do with seeing how many french fries you can fit in your mouth, or whatever you’ve really been doing.
- If you’re a writer, let us know what you’re working on. We’ll try to connect you with a photographer asap and get some eyes on your work.
- If you are interested in doing something but don’t know exactly how to get started, let us/me know and we’ll see what we can do.
There are no pretentions on this project. We’re keeping our standards high, but we’re also keeping our doors open. This isn’t one of those nepotistic, MFA only journals. You don’t have to have a resume or know the editors. Just send us quality work, and we’ll work together to build a community of artists, readers, viewers, and bloggers.