Rochford Street Review is looking for help! Actually we are looking for a host of different people to help the Review continue and expand. Up to now Rochford Street Review has basically been a one person show – but it is getting to point where I have to look at bringing people in the help with the day-to-day running of the journal or to review it’s future.
I believe the Review has a bright future. In Issue 13 we have introduced the concept of a feature artist with Shelia E Murphy providing both the cover image for the issue along with a series of artwork throughout the issue – the final piece will appear later this week. From issue 14 I want to expand this to include an ongoing dialogue with the artist over the three months of each issue. This may take the form of a series of interviews, artists statements and articles, together with a selection of work by the artist. I also want to mirror this with a feature writer who will provide a series of pieces throughout the issue accompanied by a similar level of critical engagement.
I also want to expand the reach and quality of the journal to ensure we are covering launches, openings, books exhibitions, film and drama across Australia (and indeed across the world). Being based in Sydney this is sometimes difficult. So I am looking for help!
Rochford Street Review is, of course, always looking for people to review books, exhibitions, plays and films and we try to make at least a token payment for reviews and articles (depending on the level of donations we receive). If you are interested in reviewing let me know and we will work something out.
I am also keen, however, to involve people in the more day-to-day running of the Review. This could involve learning WordPress to write or load articles, or to update the look and feel of the site (it is starting to look a bit run of the mill). It would be great to have State and International Correspondents who could keep an ear out for launches, readings exhibitions, films etc. Of course you would get paid the same amount as I’m currently getting – which is nothing – but I would hope you would get some valuable experience and have some fun.
So, no matter where you are in the world, if you are interested in getting involved in Rochford Street Review get in contact – our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org