Introducing what we think is the world’s first print film magazine, that’s not just aimed at under 15s, but it’s mainly written by them too!
Film Stories Junior, then, will initially be published four times a year, will be A5, and 52 pages long. It’ll be available in print, and we’re looking into the best digital option too. The intention longer term is then to gradually scale it up, but as we’re an independent magazine publisher, we’re taking it a step at a step. Already, though, we’d been taken aback by the wonderful response to the project.
How can I buy it?
You can buy the latest individual copy of Film Stories Junior (issue one is published on Friday 26th July 2019) for £3.99 including UK P&P. We do also ship worldwide. Our secure Shopify web shop handles individual copy sales, and you can find it here: SHOP.
If you’re like to buy a bulk number of copies for a school, film club or library, then if you visit our web shop – right here – then we automatically discount orders of 10 copies of more by 20%.
How can I subscribe?
If you’d like to subscribe for either you, or someone you know, then head right here> SUBSCRIBE.
How can I write for Film Stories Junior?
As you may know, our existing Film Stories monthly magazine has opportunity at its heart. That we use over 25 freelance writers per issue, every one of whom gets paid for their work. Furthermore, at least two per issue are getting their first paid writing work. We fundamentally believe in the value of words and writing, and have seen the confidence boost that getting paid writing work can give.
Film Stories Junior carries on that ethos.
If you, or an under 15 year-old you know, wants to write for the magazine, then our email address for ideas is firstname.lastname@example.org. Give us an idea what you’d like to write about, and tell us a little about yourself. Please don’t be disappointed if we can’t fit you in – we only have a certain number of pages per issue – but please also be assured that we’re trying to feature as many people as possible. If the magazine gets very successful, we’ll add more pages, and look to feature even more young writers!
What, then, are we looking for? We’re after a smattering of reviews, although that’s not going to be the heart of the magazine (geography knocks too many people out, sadly). We’re looking for people who might want to interview filmmakers for the magazine. We’re after feature ideas (what do you love about cinema? What’s your favourite film? Do you have any stories about watching movies with your friends? Have you got opinion on how people behave in the cinema?). We’re looking for people who might want to go behind the scenes of their local cinema (we’re already arranging one or two pieces around this idea). We want to get your questions about films and filmmaking answered. But crucially, we ultimately want it to be your magazine.
Will I get paid?
Yes! Everybody who writes for Film Stories Junior will be paid, via a book token or gift voucher for their local cinema. We pay for the vouchers, so please be assured this is genuine payment.
How can I support Film Stories Jr?
To those who believe in this project, as we do, please help spread the word! If you know of people who would invest in adverts/sponsorship (all audience appropriate please), then please let us know (let us assure you that independent publishing is not making us rich. Again, quite the opposite!). If you’d like to buy subscriptions for yourself, your children, donate copies to a school, it’s things like that which help us enormously too.
I believe wholeheartedly in this magazine. I believe it’s something that’s been missing. And not for the first time, I’m putting my own money and time where my mouth is to do something about it. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any help you can give would just be amazing.
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