As we enter 2017 Rochford Street Review urgently needs your help. Over the past five years we have published over 550 reviews and articles on Australian books, visual arts, film and music and we have had over 132,000 page views. Although we receive no government or other institutional support we attempt to offer all our reviewers at least a token payment.
But to keep going for another 12 months we need your support. January is the month when many of our bills fall due. The total is almost $200 in domain registration fees and various Word Press subscriptions we need to maintain the site. We also want to be able to continue to offer at least a token payment to our valuable reviewers (and we aim to try to increase this amount) and ensure the site remains free to access.
If you can please consider making either a one-off donation or becoming a supporting subscriber and make a small donation each month.
In the current anti-art/ anti-culture environment it is vital that independent journals like Rochford Street Review continue to survive and to question the status quo. We can only do this with your help.
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Rochford Street Review would also like to thank the following people and organisations who have supported us over the last twelve months:
- Ian Gibbins
- Janette Dadd
- Robyn Rowland
- Entirely Beautiful Books
- Jim Walton
- Linda Godfrey
- Michele Seminara
- Anna Couani
- Sarah St Vincent Welch
- Annette Marfording
- Helen Nickas
- Georgina Woods
- Grant Caldwell
- Richard Tipping
There have also been a handful of anonymous together with reviewers, writers and donations who have donated their payments back to the Review. These generous donations have allowed us to pay our postage and other associated fees over the course of the year and to also offer our writers a small token payment for their work.
Rochford Street Review will be taking a short break for the next week to allow us to recharge and to prepare for 2017. We have some great plans for next year so stay tuned!
We will also be launching our annual appeal for donations. We need to raise around $200 by mid January to pay for our annual web hosting and associated charges and we will look to our readers and supporters to support us. More of that later – but you can get in early and make a donation now if you wish.
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Rochford Street Review published its first three articles on 2 December 2011 which means, if I am not mistaken, that we are five years old today! The first articles were:
Five years later we have published close to 550 reviews and articles which have read over 130,000 times.
Shortly we will be kicking off our fund-raising drive to raise the $200 we need to pay each year for web hosting, domain names and the like – in the meantime you can always become a supporting subscriber or make a one-off donation by going to https://rochfordstreetreview.com/supporting-subscriber/.
Who knows we might even be around for another five years!
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Yesterday, at about 4.30pm, Rochford Street Review passed 100,000 page hits. As a not for profit, free publication, these statistics are one of the main measures of success – so passing this milestone is significant.
Some other stats that may be of some interest.
- As of 9.30 today we have had 46,091 visitors generating 100,031 page views
- We have published 432 posts, over 400 of which have been reviews or articles
During 2015 our top ten traffic generating countries were:
Over recent weeks our new Associate Editors have also stepped up to the mark and we are now basically publishing daily – which is a major achievement for a small independent journal and something we would like to maintain if at all possible.
But to keep going we do need the support of our readers and the wider arts community. Please let us know of book launches and exhibition openings, and film and theatre previews. Consider writing for us, we do, whenever possible, try to pay our writers at least a token fee. We are also more than happy to consider running launch speeches, artist talks and the like. Our contact details are here https://rochfordstreetreview.com/about-rochford-street-review/contact-rochford-street-review/
Finally we need your financial support. As we receive no government assistance and there is no charge to access the site we rely on the support of our readers to meet costs and to make a small payment to our writers. So please consider making either a one-off donation
Or sign up to a supporting subscription and contribute a little every month
With your help we can make sure we are around for another 100,000 page hits.
Rochford Street Review is delighted to welcome Zalehah Turner on board as an Associate Editor.
Zalehah is a Sydney based poet, photographer and critic currently completing her Bachelor of Arts in Communications majoring in writing and cultural studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her poems have appeared on the ticker wall in Federation Square, Melbourne as part of the Overload Poetry Festivals 2008 and 2009, exhibited at Mark and Remark at 107 Projects in May 2013, displayed in Adelaide and Canberra through the Australian Poetry Café Poets’ program, and published in conjunction with Writing Laboratory and Australian Poetry’s online magazine, Sotto. She also reviews films and theatre performances for the UTS student magazine and website, Vertigo and looks forward to her position as sub-editor of Vertigo this year.
Committed to encouraging and supporting the visibility of Australian poetry, literature, film, and culture, Zalehah Turner is thrilled to join Rochford Street Review.
Zalehah can be contacted at email@example.com
Rochford Street Review is thrilled to welcome Perry Lam on board as an Associate Editor. Perry graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on Media. A Singaporean but currently based in Sydney; Perry’s passion for the movies led him to be a filmmaker and video content creator after he completed his military service. He is well versed in multiple roles and disciplines of film production. Perry’s work has won video competitions and been part of official selections to film festivals around the world, the documentary short film BLACK RAT which he directed, is on its festival run and has been selected for numerous film festivals both in Sydney and overseas in a wide variety of cities ranging from Singapore to New York. He is currently working on his Masters of Research in Film as well as prepping his next short film production.
Apart from assisting in the editing and general day to day running of the journal, Perry will bring his knowledge of the cinematic arts to Rochford Street Review.
Perry can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. and when not working on Rochford Street Review, he can be found on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lamperry29/