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14th December 2015

 

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Continuing the well-established history of ‘excuse making’ on this page, I would like to comment on the deadline for Edition 2.

 

Some of you may have noticed that we WERE advertising the deadline as Jan 2016 and it has now been changed to April 2016. Some of you may have jumped to the conclusion that I (Wayne Jarman – Editor) have just been slack. This is not (completely) true!

 

The main reason is that we are hanging off for a story.

 

In Edition 1, we presented an article on the development of a Musical Stage Production based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. We are hoping, that by delaying Edition 2 to April, we may be able to include an article on the next phase of that story.

 

More to come!

 

(Thank you for your patience.)

 

Wishing all of our Readers a Wonderful Christmas / Hanukkah / Solstice and a Happy, Healthy and Successful 2016.

 

 

 

Wayne Jarman

(rightly, still, taking the blame)

 

and

 

THE TEAM at the REFLECTIVE BUBBLE CREATIVE ARTS MAGAZINE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th September 2011

 

 

In these early days, I am tempted to call this ‘News’ Page the ‘Excuses’ Page.

 

While there may not look to be a great deal happening on the pages of the website, I assure you that a great deal is happening in the background. Apart from the non-apparent, behind-the-scenes development, there is also a great deal of thought power going into the future development of the Magazine. It is better to spend the time sorting out the future direction of the Magazine, in these formative stages, than trying to change direction and philosophy after the Magazine has been running for a period of time.

 

Initially, I apologise that a great deal of time has been consumed in finalising and publishing the books (‘With a Mind to Achieve’, ‘To the Honour of the Kings’ and ‘20th Legacy’). Sample chapters of these books will be placed on the site. This has taken substantially more time than was anticipated and has taken effort away from the finalisation of the first edition and future editions of the magazine.

 

As a result of the extra time devoted to the books, research and interviews that have been completed have not moved into the article phase. In this regard, we owe apologies not only to you, our readers, but also to those artists who are impatiently waiting for their interviews and artworks to be shown on the site.

 

 

Options are being considered for the magazine and we would love to hear your thoughts:

 

Do we serialize books within our virtual pages and, therefore, charge a fee for a subscription to the magazine? (This was the original thought.)

 

OR

 

Do we provide the magazine at no cost and only present sample chapters of new books for your review? We would then rely on the sales through our website Store to fund the magazine and pay wages and commissions.

 

Also, I like the concept of the Bulletin in the late 1800s when J.F. Archibald developed it into a magazine for his readers, by his readers – accepting submissions and paying commissions based on the number of lines. Is this possible in the 21st Century? (This would necessitate a subscription fee.) Do people want it to be possible?

 

Alternatively, we could accept submissions without paying a fee. This would mean that we would be relying on submissions from talented people who are happy to see their work in a publication without being paid. (I, personally, prefer to see talented people gaining reward for their effort.)

 

There is much to be considered. Now, before we launch in a particular direction, is the time for us to consider these questions.

 

Would you like to make a comment? Do you have an opinion that you would like to voice? Do you have other options to suggest that have not been suggested here?

 

Please contact us, using the Contact Us link here or on any of our pages.

 

Finally, thank you for your patience. We hope that, in time, you will believe that the final outcome was worth the wait.

 

 

 

Wishing you well.

 

Wayne Jarman

(rightly taking the blame)

 

and

 

THE TEAM at the REFLECTIVE BUBBLE CREATIVE ARTS MAGAZINE.

 

 

 

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