...in the writers' room.
Full thread here
Thought it better to bring it to the chat room to throw it open to you (the editor) and you (the forum)
The suggestion is to have a spoof guest publication (magazine) each month, perhaps in the 'left alert' spot.
This magazine would allow a wider variety of formats, (advice pages, horoscopes, reviews, letters etc) answering the request for such in the Guidelines for contributors.
What we need from you (the editor) is some indication as to whether you think this is feasible and in line with your editorial policy for the website.
If you think it does pass that test, and you would like to give it a go, what would you need from us?
What I'd like from you (the forum) is ideas for developing this and potential problems with the concept.
The theme could be announced on, say, August 1st, and contributors could put forward subs over the month, with the package going up on September 1st (I hope with an expandable cover by Red). At the same time, the title of the following month's guest publication could be announced.
Potential future magazine themes could also be discussed in a wiki style.
"Arson About" - The lifestyle magazine for the fire-setting community (ronseal's idea)
- Fighting fire with fire: why it doesn't really work
- We found love at match.com, a true-life story
- Fifty of the very best buildings to burn down
- Our tips for best-buy sticks for rubbing together
- Fired up: Why I love Talking Heads
- No smoke? Try leaving your newspaper out to get a bit damp
- Spontaneous combustion: science or friction?
INTENTION- should we really be culpable for foreseeable consequences?
WHEELIE-BINS- why they burn with such longevity
WHAT ACCELERANT?- we test the best accelerants money can buy
WATCH IT BURN- A psychiatrist's tale of the arsonist's daily life
In depth history of faggot construction for witch-burning.
How to approach "What about a nice, romantic fire?" with your ladylove.
A section on "Old Flames" - close to the heart and close to the heat.
(feature ideas by Zadok, Fernandomando, Rikkor, Sauce, RichT)
Future publications could be, say, October: "Hands Up!" - the Magazine for British Hand Models
November : "The Wasp Buzz" - Wasp news for wasps and the women who love them.
etc...(I'm not necessarily putting these forward for suggestion, just examples - unless everyone likes them)
In excess of literally 3 people have already expressed support for this idea, but is it a goer?