This is what will be on the back cover of Issue #3. What we don’t know yet is what will grace the front cover. Maybe it could be your story.
We’ve had a number of inquiries about our next issue and what kind of stories to submit for consideration. Last time we were looking for artisan-themed stories to show how the love of crafts exists in different parts of the world. This time around we are not going to limit the call for submissions to a single theme as we already have a few stories in the pipeline for Issue #3. Instead we are going to throw the doors wide open and invite you to submit anything you feel aligns with our vision and mission of sharing powerful stories that connect us no matter where in the world we live.
If you need inspiration, Mark Krajnak, a regular RC contributor, did a post on Roadside Markets the other day. He featured images from just the down the road in New Jersey to Nicaragua, India, Japan, Italy and China. Stories that link people to one another are all around us and sometimes all we need to do it to think of them from a different perspective. Perhaps you’ve been working on a photo essay or story for some time now and it’s ready to see the light of day. Something like RC contributor Eric Kruszewski’s I am Carny project? Feel free to pop us an email with your ideas and questions and we will work with you to see if your story is ready to go.
Now that we have two issues behind us, we’ve noticed that people have similar questions that we can address here. As much as we would love to, we cannot pay for stories at this time. Rear Curtain magazine is a labour of love for the four people behind it. We donate our time and money to help spread the word about power of visual storytelling and to include the work of emerging storytellers. If your story is selected for the print magazine, we cannot provide complimentary copies as we pretty much incur the same costs as everyone else who purchases a copy, if not more. What we make on digital and print magazine sales goes to pay for maintenance on this website and any promotion we do to help get your work out to a wider audience. For example, copies of the magazine are distributed to people who we think should see your work and can help promote it. There are also questions around how to submit a story for consideration. You can find the instructions here. If you have any specific questions not covered on our website, please feel free to send us an email through our contact page here.
If you haven’t already purchased a copy of our print magazine yet, we encourage you to do so. We look forward to seeing your work in there one day soon!