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Member Reminders (UPDATED REGULARLY)

WEEK 6

This page is a resource for Fools Mag members to use as a resource and keep track of regular updates and important links for the upcoming week

NEXT MEETING: Wed 2/20 6:30 PM @ IMU 337
(writing and visual team will be split up in different rooms, but please come to 337 for the start of meeting)

Read below for other reminders


FOR WRITERS

Writers, please contact Gabbie or Elaine if you have any questions
foolsmagwriting@gmail.com / creativewritingfoolsmag@gmail.com
Office Hours: Fridays 10-12 @ Prairie Lights

First drafts for your pieces are due on Friday (2/15)
If you submitted a pitch or an outline of a piece for print, we will expect a more fully rendered draft by tomorrow (Friday the 15th) at midnight via email. If you already submitted a fuller draft to us that you don't really have anything else to do with yet, you do not need to submit another draft.

Over the weekend and into next week we'll be sending out emails with some suggestions or critiques for your piece. After we send those emails, try and work in those suggestions and then submit another draft on Friday the 22nd.

*If these are confusing, this is the time to visit office hours or email us to set up a one-on-one meeting time so that we can help you because Fools is our baby and we care about you guys and your thoughts on paper!!*

The following Friday (March 1st) will be final draft deadline for print. If this doesn't make sense, please ask questions in the comments or via email!


FOR VISUAL TEAM (ILLUSTRATORS & PHOTOGRAPHERS)

Visual team, please contact Vivian or Chosie if you have any questions
photofoolsmag@gmail.com / design@foolsmag@gmail.com
Office Hours: Mondays 6 PM @ Poindexter Coffee

First drafts will be due next week (2/20)
For last meeting, visual artists were paired up with writers to create work that will supplement a written piece. If you were assigned a written piece to collaborate on, please come to this upcoming meeting (week 6) with sample images, an outline, or sketch of what you will create. We need in detail, your vision for the piece in order to get an idea of what we will be working with.

For week 7 (2/27), the first draft of your work will be due and we will collect the works for critique.
Once you receive your critique on week 7, you will have until week 8 (3/6) until the final work is due.

Pieces that still need illustrations or photos!
We were not able to get through everyone’s writing last meeting, so please look through this file and sign up for a piece that you are interested in illustrating or photographing. Just like it is explained above, please come with sketches and outlines for next meeting if you do decide to sign up for a piece.

Artists who already have signed up for a piece, you are welcome to take another, but please be conscious of your workload!

follow the link below > click the ‘need visual’ tab > type your name into the ‘visual sign up here’ next to the piece you would like to illustrate/photograph for > fill in your contact info > finally, please send an email to designfoolsmag@gmail.com to notify editors


Questions?? Come to Office Hours!
If you have any questions or want to bounce around ideas with us, the visual editors will be available on Monday at Poindexter Coffee at 6 PM to meet with you. Please feel free to come by to talk about your ideas, your work, etc. You are also more than welcome to grab a chair and work next to us!


WRITING FOR THE WEBSITE

Please contact Grace if you have any questions
webfoolsmag@gmail.com

IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN WRITING REVIEWS OR PUBLISHING YOUR OWN WORK
Please contact Grace at webfoolsmag@gmail.com — We are always looking to publish event coverage and reviews for books, albums, and movies. If you are interested in covering something in the local Iowa City area contact Grace and she can hook you up with a press pass!

In addition, our website is limitless when it comes to the variety of ways we can publish your work. Whether it is to include multimedia aspects to your piece or to format it in a way that will elevate your work, we can discuss with the best way to accomplish it. We highly encourage you to submit your work to our website year round. It is the best way to get your work out and in front of thousands of viewers.

WE HAVE EVENTS THAT NEED TO BE COVERED!
There is always an array of activities happening around town that need to be written about. Please follow the link below to sign up. When you do select an event that you would like to cover, please email Grace immediately to let her know!

Grace’s Office Hours: 11a-1pm Wednesdays @ Prairie Lights
(but PLEASE message her to tell her that you’re coming!!)


WHY DO WE COLLECT DUES?

Since we still a new org, we have limited funding. Your dues go towards a copy of the mag for yourself (or two if you wanted to give one to your family), some merch, to pay for Submittable & other fools mag maintenance. Your dues do not go towards anyone’s paycheck.

If you happen to have any financial issues and cannot pay dues, please contact foolsmagtreasurer@gmail.com. We want everyone to be able to contribute to Fools Mag.


CONTACT FOOLSMAG@GMAIL.COM IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS. SEE YOU NEXT WEEK! :-)