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Source Magazine: Thinking Through Photography - Writing Prize

Writing Prize:

We are always looking for new writers to contribute to Source. If you've not written for Source before we invite you to send us an article. If we like it we will either publish it or commission you to write articles for us in the future. As an incentive we will give £500 to the person whose article we like the best.

Most of the writing in Source takes a specific form: book reviews, exhibition reviews or texts introducing sets of pictures, so these would be good models to follow. But we are also interested in others forms of writing so if you want to submit something in a different form then please do. Our interest in photography is not only about the photographs that appear in books and exhibitions, it touches most aspects of life and we like to read about those encounters too. This could be an article about a particular photograph of historical, aesthetic or biographical interest to you. It could be about some cultural or philosophical aspect of photography. It could be something we've not thought about.

We enjoy writing that is thoughtful, funny, well researched and surprising. It could be personal or dispassionate. It could be fun, or deadly serious. It might shed new light on something we thought we knew or introduce us to something we've never heard of before.

The rules:

1. You should not have written for Source before.
2. The article must be no more than 700 words.
3. The article should not have been published previously.
4. It should include your name and contact email.
5. It should be submitted by 5.30pm (GMT) on the 1st August 2020 to: richard@source.ie

What will happen next:

Everything submitted will be read by Source editor Richard West. The articles he likes will also be read by the other members of the Source staff. The Source staff will collectively choose the winner. We will aim to reply to everyone who has submitted an article by the 1st September (depending on how many submissions there are and how busy we are). We may ask you about your article but we probably won't be able to enter into correspondence about it.

Direct Submissions:

Source is interested in seeing new previously unpublished projects for publication and has an open and ongoing submissions policy. We publish a variety of work but we would encourage you to see what kind of material we publish by looking at the material available within our online archive.

To give us focus, Source only publishes work made in the UK or Ireland - or by photographers from the UK or Ireland - on its portfolio pages. International work is covered through our book and exhibition reviews.

To submit work, email a PDF with up to 8 images and contained within it up to three paragraphs of text that give a background to your new work along with your name, CV, contact phone number and web address. Files must be no more than 15 Meg. Emails should be sent to: john@source.ie with 'Submission' in the subject line. Alternatively, if the project is available on your web site you may send us a link to it.

If you don't have email access post up to 6 prints with the information above. Unfortunately we can't return material unless you enclose return post and print box. Unfortunately as a small staffed arts organisation it normally takes up to two months for us to process submissions.

Meetings with Photographers to discuss new work for publication:

Meetings will be held via Zoom: Saturday 25th July.
Pre-submission deadline 15th July - No Fee to submit.
Open to photographers based in or from Ireland and the UK.

As part of research for future issues Source will be organising meetings with photographers to find out about their new photographic work. The meetings are an opportunity to directly introduce a new piece of work to one of the editors. This is one way Source finds new work for publication in the 'portfolio pages' section of Source Magazine. It’s also an opportunity to get feedback on work in progress. And for all who submit its an opportunity to introduce us to your work.

If you are interested in attending you should email a pdf with up to 8 images and contained within it up to three paragraphs of text that provide a background to your new work, along with your name, contact phone number and web address. Files must be no more than 20 Meg.
Email Submissions to: john@source.ie
In partnership with the Gallery of Photography and Belfast Exposed.

What are we looking for?

Source publishes a wide range of material - samples of previously published work can be viewed in the online archive. We are looking for new, previously unpublished bodies of photographic work (unpublished can include artist's books in editions of less than 200 or a few images published elsewhere).

To give us focus, Source only publishes work made in the UK or Ireland - or by photographers from the UK or Ireland - on its portfolio pages. International work is covered through our book and exhibition reviews.

Exhibition and Book Reviews:

If you have a forthcoming exhibition in the UK or Ireland or a book that you would like us to consider for review please email an initial press release to: richard@source.ie

Source Magazine: Thinking Through Photography - Writing Prize