Happy Friday everyone.
I write this post to apologise and update you all. It has been far too long since an issue of the magazine was published or even since the website was looked at. My life has been manic and crazy but I am trying to organise and sort myself out.
I am writing to tell you all we are still going! I have in my inbox a mound of submissions that have amazingly kept coming even despite my passivity – this makes me massively happy. So I am now ploughing through them in an attempt to get an issue together. I can’t say when it will be ready, but it will include a lot of stuff!
Once that is ready, submissions will again be open with a new theme. I will let you know in due course when that will be, but in the meantime I thank you all for your patience and for your submissions. It means a lot that they kept coming.
So until next time (which will be soon), thank you.
We have now moved to a quarterly publication. This gives us, the regulars, more time to make our work as good as it can be and you, our guest contributors, to work on your own contributions. With this in mind you now have until November 20th to work on our next theme, which is
Again we are looking for features, poetry, short fiction and reviews on this theme, so let your imaginations run away with you!
Ok, this is going to be a long one, but bear with me, it’s going to be worth it.
I know every one of your readers loves the magazine just as much as us regulars. Richard, Elle May, Josie and I have loved every second of working on the magazine, and we want it to keep going, getting better and better with each issue. So here’s how we’re going to do it.
First off, there will be no August edition of Bibliophilia. This is to give all of you who have been thinking of submitting to us more time to hone your work for our bumper poetry edition in September (more details on that to come soon). Following the September issue we will be publishing quarterly. This is to give everyone who submits (including us regulars) more time to make our work the best it can be. We will still be working on a different theme for each issue, and we hope that more time will mean more submissions and more high quality work.
You may also have seen our tweets and posts about print publishing. This is something we are looking into very seriously just as long as we can get the sponsorship and funds together. There may be a kickstarter fund involved, there may be fundraising events. Keep an eye on here and you’ll be up to date with all announcements.
For now, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in the magazine since its inception, and I hope this new direction will lead us to bigger and better things.
Until next time.
We here at Bibliiophilia have loved working on the digital magazine this past year. I think I can speak for all of the regulars when I say we have learnt a lot about our craft by being involved in the project. But we want to move on, we want to progress, and we want to take over the world (slowly, and with cookies). So the next logical step for us is to publish on paper! It’s a massive step and one we are not rushing into, but it’s one we want to aim towards.
With this is mind we are looking for feedback from you, our readers, about what’s good, bad and everything in between. We’re asking for just a moment or two of your time to complete a short survey so we can build our magazine with your opinions in mind.
If there’s anything you’d like to tell us that isn’t covered in the survey, please let us know via email, Facebook, Twitter or the contact page on the site. We want to know your thoughts!
Click the link below to take you directly to the survey:
We’ve had some fun this year, but now we’re getting serious. Our theme for July’s issue will be
Modern, ancient, literal and figurative. Let your imagination run wild and explore it any which way you can. The more inventive, the better!
That time is upon us once again – submissions are closed, the magazine is coming together, and our avid readers are wondering ‘what’s coming next?’ Well we can announce that our theme for the June issue is
and everything that entails. Think Harry Potter, Tinkerbell, Merlin, Terry Pratchett – the possibilities are endless.
As usual we are looking for short fiction, poetry, features and artwork on this theme. Follow our submission guidelines and email your work to us by the 20th May to be in with a chance to your work in our lovely (digital) pages.
So it’s quite a bit late in coming but here it is – our theme for the May issue is
As usual it’s a little vague and leaves a lot to your wonderful imaginations. And as usual we are accepting anything from poetry to features, from short fiction to artwork. Just send us an email to the usual address (bibliophilia[at]outlook[dot]com) by the 20th of the month.
Please follow our submission guidelines to give yourself the best chance of being published.