Become a contributor
The Double Negative magazine acts as a platform for a voluntary team of local, national and international creative professionals. Writers, artists, designers, historians, illustrators, photographers, curators, academics, zine-makers, filmmakers, cineastes … if you’re passionate about arts, design, film or music, in Liverpool or around the rest of the UK, we want to hear from you.
We offer all our contributors a profile on Little Black Book. It’s only for our contributors, and acts as a thank you for working with us. It includes a high res image of you, some questions to get to know you more, and any links to your work you want to include.
If you would like to become part of our team through writing, artwork or anything else, please email our Editor Laura Robertson: laura[at]thedoublenegative.co.uk
Our writers have gone on to work freelance for many other publications and online platforms, including VICE, Art World, Dazed, the Guardian, the Independent, Aesthetica Magazine, Corridor 8, Creative Tourist, Garageland, Shanghai International, a-n news, Tate Online and more.
- Good editorial support, which usually includes a pitching process, back and forth editing and feedback.
- Connection with other publications and commissions, funding opportunities and self-employment support where appropriate.
- Networking and skills-building through live events. We run a North-West Writers Meet & Greet every six months with editors from Creative Tourist and Corridor 8; this is predominantly to bring together anyone interested in arts writing (experienced or not) for regular support and sharing of contacts and relevant opportunities (plus a few drinks). We also run workshops and talks with various partner organisations like Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial, A Small Cinema and The Bluecoat; see the site and our Twitter for updates.
- Writing bursaries: through the #BeACritic campaign, a writers’ programme run collaboratively with Liverpool John Moores University and Arts Council England. This includes masterclasses, paid commissions and inclusion into a peer group actively working on a career in arts writing. See here for more details and our Twitter for updates. Through a collaboration with Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West (CVAN NW): including critical writing workshops, one-to-one mentoring and paid commissions. And through The Double Negative and The Royal Standard Writing Residency: peer meetings and commissioned key partnerships between writers and artist, leading to more dynamic and experimental approaches to arts writing.
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