This Advent we're very excited to launch our new Fanzine, called Discordant.
Last winter we spent time asking the Proost family how we might improve and development what we do here. One theme of the feedback was for us to be more imaginative about the way we communicate and the way we invite content and input from others. Our fanzine aims to explore these ideas.
You can download our first issue for free here.
Our Fanzine has two distinct features ....
Inside you'll read content from Proost authors Andy Freeman, Jonny Baker, Tim Watson, Ian Adams and many others on the theme of Wonder. We hope it'll inspire your imagination and fuel your soul. Alongside this written content we are also offering a Free Proost Sampler which six tracks and a daily liturgy resource free to download. This features artists Mart & Daws, Flock, A Feckless Boy, Steve Leach, Grace & Baker/Birch. Follow the link to download and please share this with your friends too - we'd like as many people as possible to enjoy these free resource.
The chance to contribute your own creative art/resources
However this content is only one side of the Fanzine. Through each issue we'd also like to introduce Discordant as a collaborative resource/journal which you can contribute to. This website is the brainchild of Tim Watson and after a wonderful conversation when we realised both Proost and Tim had the same vision, we decided to collaborate.
As we present some ideas on the theme of Wonder we'd like to invite you to submit your own poetry/liturgy/art/reflections and you can do this through our sister website www.discordant.uk. Here's how it works:
• Discordant Journal might be a first step into writing and publishing
• Discordant Journal is actively seeking to experiment
• We hope Discordant Journal will become a creative space to engage with other writers
Visit us at www.discordant.uk.
Read the submission guidelines
Submit your work by the 28 February 2017 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d aim to publish the results by April 2017 in a resource available on Proost.
Follow @discordantpoets on Twitter
We hope this will be another way that Proost continues to be a movement of practitioners and artists and will mean more of you get the chance to share your work. Learning to Love was a wonderful experience for us where close to 100 poets had their work shared in a book that become one of the most popular we've ever been involved in. We hope the vision of Discordant can be a way to hear more from you in the future.