The next edition of Wake up screaming will continue the outward orientation set by #9, but this month we will venture into the Towns. The U.K. is unique in that it is a densely populated area with clustered towns and cities packed into a relatively small space, but this doesn’t stop each town being really unique, with its own livelihood and special character.
This month we are asking artists from all over the world: What is happening in your town? Who are the special people, artists, poets, musicians, philosophers, that make up your community? Do you run an event, art, music, poetry, dream circle, spiritual development group, or other? Is there a unique aspect of your town that you would like to bring to the attention of a wider audience? In addition, what does your town mean to you? Have you ever left your town? Do you have an adopted town?
From a personal perspective, this edition is to do with becoming a more sociable being, to get to know some of the characters in my adopted town of Glastonbury, to network and learn what secrets are hiding in the little nooks, crannies, alleyways and courtyards. What artists hide among these walls, and what opportunities, potential and magic lies unearthed.
The main focus of this edition is to stop hiding, to overcome hurdles to expansion caused by social anxiety and the thought of what other people think. We want to make new friends, new collaborative partners, we want to dig up the interesting events and people hiding in our towns, perhaps we will be surprised what happens to our lives when we adopt a more explorative, less reclusive attitude.
We are looking for:
The pages of edition #10 will be open to submissions from artists in all forms. We are looking primarily for observations and inspirations from your town, as explained above. Perhaps you would like to put together some images and write some accompanying text <600 words.
We are accepting visual pieces, illustration, painting, drawings, animation, music, sound, photography, video, multimedia, films, installations, movement, dance, noise, soundscapes, songs, collaboration, creative writing, poetry and short articles < 600 words.
Or any combination of the above.
New work, old work, published or not we are an open space designed for artists to respond honestly to interesting themes.
- Please send your submissions to Matt@wakeupscreaming.com
- Please title the email “Submissions – #10 – In My Town”
- Tell us why the theme interests you and how your work relates to the theme.
- Attach images as .jpg at min 1500px width < 1.5 mb
- Please title images like this: artist-name-name-of-piece.jpg
- Send poems in the body of the email – no more than 4 poems per submission
- Video – send a Youtube or Vimeo link
- Music, send your SoundCloud or video link.
- Include your name, the names of your works, your location
- Include a description of why the theme interests you and how your work relates.
- Include a link to your portfolio, and social media accounts if applicable.
Deadline: 12 Noon GMT Sun 13th May
Release: New Moon Tuesday 15th May
We look forward to reviewing your submissions.
ABOUT WAKE UP SCREAMING
I am Matt Witt, illustrator, artist, writer, musician… a human that likes to indulge in his creativity.
Wake Up Screaming is an arts magazine released with each New Moon, providing the editor and contributing artists with four week periods to explore and respond to themes relating to art and psychology, creativity and consciousness, waking up and approaching creativity as a means of personal development.
We are a multimedia, interdisciplinary magazine, we love variety, cross-pollination especially between art and psychological themes. We publish visual art, illustration, writing, poetry, music, films, animations and collaborations. Read more.