How to get your voice heard in our next edition

We’re currently in the midst of preparing our next issue, which hits stores worldwide on 21st November. Themed The Fourth Quarter Edition, it will essentially pay tribute to Brussels, this year marking the 25th anniversary of the city as a Regional entity (don’t worry, we plan on demystifying it all for you). Of the many stories, articles, features and portfolios we’ll be publishing in this new edition of ours, one of them is called The Creative 25. For it, we’ve called upon some of Belgium’s leading imprints, creative studios and art directors (everyone from Base, 22tracks, Delvaux and Bulo to Catclub, LDBK, Wiels and Subbacultcha!), asking them to create page-perfect tributes to the capital city.  And that’s where you, our dear reader friend, comes in. Read on for full details.

Out of the 25 pages we’ve dedicated to this feature, we’ve kept three for our community of readers. What we mean by that is simple: get your brainstorm caps on, take to your studios and/or desktops and think up a one page visual tribute to Brussels. Email your PDF (you heard, a P-D-F and nothing else) together with an accompanying biography and one active URL to by Friday 10th October at 16h00. We’ll then get the magazine’s team of editors around the table, select the lucky three who’ll get featured in our next edition alongside the creme of the crop of the country’s creative forces and voila.

Whether you’re an independent curator, an aspiring writer, an emerging film director, a recently-graduated graphic designer or a straight-up thug, we want to get your vision.

A few pointers and guidelines to keep on mind:

  1. Although what the tribute captures and communicates remains entirely up to you, here are a few questions we’re hoping they’ll answer:
    1. What is your vision of Brussels?
    2. What does Brussels mean to you?
    3. How, if at all, does Brussels influence you?
    4. What is your biggest frustration about Brussels?
    5. What would you like to see Brussels become?
  2. Use humour, wit, observation, cynicism, typography, illustration, original photography, found footage and your overall art direction flair to produce a heavy-hitting visual tribute to the capital city.
  3. Please ensure the artwork is given a title (For example, The Brussels 25) and that it is signed.

In terms of technical specifications, here’s what you need to know:

  • Orientation: Vertical
  • Dimensions: 19 x 25.5cm
  • Format: Certified PDF
  • Resolution: 300dpi
  • Size: 10MB maximum

And, just to make sure we got our backs covered, here’s for the fine, very fine print:

The Word Magazine reserves the right to publish submissions received.The Word Magazine will notify you only if your submission gets published. The Word Magazine reserves the right to use the submission received for possible book and/or exhibition projects. 

That’s all for now. Do drop us a line if you have any questions.