Friday, February 27, 2009

Frankie Magazine

Deadline: Ongoing

Frankie Magazine

Publishing Opportunities

contributor guidelines (truncated)

frankie is a national bi-monthly aimed at 20-something women (and men) who can’t get their regular magazine fix anywhere else. We feature interviews, rants, reviews, photography projects, fashion shoots and editorial pictures all in keeping with the frankie ‘personality’ – smart, funny, sarcastic, friendly, cute, rude, naughty, curious, interested, serious, caring.

frankie features are more than your average magazine articles – if you can imagine your idea running in another Australian publication, then you might have to re-think your pitch. Our readers expect the unexpected every time they open a new issue. The best ideas should be the kind that will make a reader go to their best friend and say, “You need to see this, it’s really inspirational/funny/gut-wrenching/creative/surprising.”

Our writers have their own individual voices, and we encourage them to speak their minds. We’re looking for sharp-eyed perspectives and narratives, bursting with personal insight and wit. Our best writing is unflinchingly honest, irreverent and stylish but never too-cool-for-school. It should welcome the reader in rather than shut them out.

Photographers and illustrators are also expected to be a little out of leftfield, providing smart, quirky, cute, lush, retro-tinged pictures readers can linger over and love. One of the magazine’s greatest strengths is in its individual design, and our best photographic contributors know what makes a picture ‘frankie’ and what doesn’t.

For all contributors, both finished work and pitches are welcome. If sending only a pitch, please include clippings and/or portfolio samples. Read as many back issues as you can to get an idea of style and the ground we cover. Note that we work between three and four months in advance of our on-sale dates, and hey, everyone likes a (short) cover letter.

Due to the overwhelming amount of daily submissions received, we will not be able to reply or provide feedback unless it is of interest.

contact us (truncated)

jo walker, editor
story pitches, writing, letters, new music info and tech stuff

lara burke, creative director
submissions from artists, crafters and photographers, as well as fashion and product emails

kashi somer, marketing and online
sponsoring events and exhibitions, marketing ideas and any online queries

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