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Open Call - submissions sought for Issue 5, Phox Pop magazine


Want to contribute to the next issue of Phox Pop magazine?

Our strapline is: thinkers, seekers, makers, doers - so we're after items that tell stories of ambitious and inspiring people, and their creative and curious pursuits.

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We don't have any strict themes for Issue 5, but some over-arching topics we tend to cover include art, science, history, exploration, and experimentation. We like to think of ourselves as a cabinet of curiosity in paper and ink form.

We're open to all sorts of submissions - written features, interviews or other articles; photography, illustration or other visual arts; poetry; short stories; surprise us! Just please note that a person/people should be at the heart of your pitch.

If you want to get a feel for the style and tone of articles we're after, we recommend you buy a copy of one of our previous issues, and/or read some of the stories we’ve published on the website.

Next steps -

What: If you've got an idea, please email us a few sentences about it to, and include a link to examples of your work.

When: Please send your Issue 5 idea(s) to us by Friday 2 March, and if selected for publication (we'll let you know by Monday 5 March), please be prepared to submit your finished piece(s) by Friday 30 March.

How much: As a self-funded, independent magazine, money is pretty tight. However, we do have a small budget to pay contributors who we commission to produce something for us (we're not talking 'cover your rent for a month', more 'buy yourself a takeaway and a nice bottle of wine').

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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Photo, Jennie Gill, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield. Photo Our Favourite Places / Nigel Barker for Yorkshire Artspace.