If you’d like to submit an album, film, book, festival, show, gig or CD review – this is the place. You will be accredited as the author. You retain ownership of the images.
These guidelines are not onerous – so please respect them. They will help you compile a better story and assist in giving this magazine consistency and character. The Editor really does not want to make any additions, amendments or deletions but may do so in order to achieve what is expected.
- please write your article in good English – proper sentences, real words, good grammar
- 500 words or less is good … no more than 700 or so
- in a WORD (.doc .docx or .txt) document
- check the spelling, grammar, syntax, phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and punctuation
- the Editor is an English pedant – but actually doesn’t want to touch your work.
- he won’t need to – if you follow these simple guidelines
- if they are all yours, we can say so in the byline “Story & Photos by Wilson Pharaoh“
- if not, we need to attribute them to the source – that’s your job, not mine
- 3 to 5 images are fine
- make sure they are sharp and show some aspect of the performance
- images should be more than than just a pictorial record of the event
- don’t send me any images if they are crap
- they need to be as good as the average of those that you see on the Get Shot site
- please try and keep them to 1Mb at 240 ppi so that my inbox does not throw a wobbler
- attach them to the email with the article document
- Names of artists like Samantha and her fishnet band The Whoremoans are in bold.
- Albums such as Behind the Bicycle Shed can be written in italics without quotation marks.
- Places like the Tempe Cabbage Hall should be in bold.
- Tracks or songs such as “Show Us Your Bits” are best shown between quotation marks.
- we want to be “edgy” – you know, have some grunt – we are not gushy gushy like the rest of the media
- we like shots that show a bit of attitude – and write like YOU have some attitude too
- I don’t care whether you like the music or the band – the question is “was it any good ?”
- we can make any observations about the show, lighting, sound, performance, commitment, energy
- what do you think about style, talent, creativity, appropriate choice of material, audience engagement
- rather than being negative, let’s offer avenues for improvement
- list future shows if there is a tour.
That’s it. Pretty simple really. Let’s have some fun and get on with it. Any comments or questions on the above, let me know.