Tuesday, 7 February 2017
A New Essay Collection!
[I've bolded the important bits for the tl;dr crew]
Apologies for the mass email but I wanted to let you know about a new project I'm working on. Today we launch the crowdfunder for a brand new essay book. Following the success of The Good Immigrant, and my dayjob running a youth magazine called Rife, and hey, throwing into the mix the fact that young people feel pretty pissed off that they didn't vote for Brexit Trump or the Tories, and yet have to deal with the consequences of these things, we're doing an essay collection written entirely by young people.
Curated by me and journalist/Rife alumna Sammy Jones, 'Rife: 20 Stories From Britain's Youth' collects twenty young people’s essays about money, mental health, sex, gender, equality, education, crime and the future.
The writers, all under 24 and selected from all over the UK, include Ella Marshall, Liv Little, June Eric-Udorie, Amber Kirk-Ford, Rosalind Jana, Ailsa Fineron and many more. Some have been chosen from Rife Magazine, Bristol’s youth magazine for 13-19 year olds, mentored by me and produced by Watershed, and some have been chosen for their outstanding contributions to a spectrum of crucial conversations.
What they all have in common are their essential insights into what it means to be young in Britain right now. Against the apocalyptic backdrop 2016 has provided us with, our stories prove we are still full of ideas and aspirations. And maybe they’ll fill you with hope too.
If you’re under 24/know any writers under 24, with an interesting story to tell, get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org - we have plenty of room for writers new to us with important stories to tell!
But yeah, the link for the crowdfunder is here: https://unbound.com/books/rife
We're hoping you think this book is as timely and as important as you did 'The Good Immigrant'. Thank you for reading this!