Saturday, August 15, 2009

Issue 2 Theme

Now collecting submissions for Offshoot, Issue 2.
Deadline: October 10, 2009

"Basic Needs." What are the basic needs for societies or individuals? What things are absolutely necessary for life?

You can explore this topic any way you want; no interpretation is incorrect. Whether you align with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, think that happiness or personal beliefs are essential for survival, or would shrivel up and die without your iPod, I want to know about it.

Submission Guidelines
These are the same for both art and writing (for details on specific types of entry, see headings below).
-Send submissions as attachments to
-Please include your name, location (State, Country), and website.
-Send only your own work; disrespect of copyrights is frowned upon.
-I assume no ownership of your work, though by submitting you agree that I can include it in Offshoot (print & PDF formats) only.

Submission Guidelines: Visual Art
-72dpi JPGs; up to 5 per entrant
-please denote any titles
-zip files preferred, but image attachments okay
-no WinRAR files
-images of all visual art-forms welcome

Submission Guidelines: Writing
-Fiction or non-fiction: 2,000 words or less
-Poems: 10 per person, unless you're re-writing the Iliad.
-Accepted file types: .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf .odt

Please note:
For space reasons, entries are not guaranteed inclusion, but all are welcome and appreciated. Please follow submission guidelines, as it makes it easier on both of us; most non-included entries from the first issue did not follow requirements.

Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Offshoot magazine, Issue 1, is here!

It is with the greatest of excitement that I announce that Offshoot is now on the internet!

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed; you have made this a pleasant project. Click here to view the magazine on; you can also download the PDF there.

Please note: Though all submissions are appreciated, not all could be included for size reasons. Most of these non-included submissions were not submitted in proper format, including URLs submitted in lieu of actual images; if you wish to submit to Issue 2 (more details soon) please look at the submission guidelines carefully.

Copyrights: the copyrights of all images and writing belong to their original creators, and none of these images may be used in any way without prior consent from their authors. Offshoot bears no responsibility for copyright issues with the works included; all were submitted by participants as original works.