Source are looking for new writers and are inviting people who have not previously written for them to enter an article into their writing prize competition. The winning entry will receive £500 /€570 and will either be published or they will commission the author to write an article for them in the future. All short listed entries will also be considered for publication or for future commissions (paid).
Source say: "Most of the writing in Source takes a specific form: book reviews, exhibition reviews or texts introducing sets of pictures, so these would be good models to follow. But we are also interested in others forms of writing so if you want to submit something in a different form, then please do. Our interest in photography is not only about the photographs that appear in books and exhibitions; it touches most aspects of life and we like to read about those encounters too. This could be an article about a particular photograph of historical, aesthetic or biographical interest to you. It could be about some cultural or philosophical aspect of photography. It could be something we've not thought about. We enjoy writing that is thoughtful, funny, well researched and surprising. It could be personal or dispassionate. It could be fun, or deadly serious. It might shed new light on something we thought we knew or introduce us to something we've never heard of before."
1. You should not have written for Source before.
2. The article must be no more than 700 words.
3. The article should not have been published previously.
4. It should include your name and contact email.
5. It should be submitted by 5.30pm (GMT) on 1 August 2023.
What will happen next:
Everything submitted will be read by Source Editor Richard West. The articles he likes will be read by the other members of the Source staff. The Source team will collectively choose the winner. Source aim to reply to everyone who has submitted an article by 20 September (depending on how many submissions there are).