Fan engagement has been a hot topic in motorsport in recent months. Several entities have run competitions; Formula E has set an exemplary bench-mark for Europe-based series wanting to engage fans; there have even been surveys to find out what the fanbase thinks about the direction of the sport. We want to do something a little bit different.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of creatives in the motorsport audience with no official outlet, no sanctioned avenue to build their brand, or show their portfolios. We want to give them one. We want to start a quarterly art and literary magazine, and will remunerate contributors from profits made during publication. That is, the more you publicise your successful submission to your contact network, the more money will be available to share from mag sales as cost goes down with higher numbers of copies ordered. Thus, we are accepting submissions of art, poetry, and prose.
The magazine logo is still in draft form. We are in discussions with several artists, but if you would like to create a logo for the magazine (use the submission form at the bottom of this post to enter), you will be paid a commission for each issue produced.
We would like creatives to explore the theme of 'motorsport utopia', asking what would a utopian system mean to them.
If your creative form is not listed below (eg. audio, film, animation), but you are inspired by the prompts, please contact us via the submission form for possible publication avenues.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15TH SEPTEMBER
Submissions must be in a common image format (eg. *.jpeg, *.png) at a high enough resolution to be printed in A3 or A4 size without graining or distortion (please specify in your covering description). Both paintings/drawings and photographs are welcome. Photographs of sculptures are also welcome.
Submissions must be in a common word-processor format (eg. *.doc, *.odt). Max 1,000 words. In terms of style and form, it does not need to rhyme, but a consistent rhythm/meter is preferred. English language work is preferred; works in other languages require a translation to be provided (no automated translations).
Submissions must be in a common word-processor format (eg. *.doc, *.odt). Max 5,000 words. Original characters only. Style and form are variable, but within modern conventions for creative work. English language work is preferred; works in other languages require a translation to be provided (no automated translations).
While selection will be based primarily on quality and originality of work, we are a woman-forward organisation, and Nyoom! will reflect that. Preference will be given to submissions from women, LGBTQIAP+ folk, people of colour, ethnic/cultural minorities, and people with disability. If you fit into one of these categories, please tell us about it in the 'Minority Status' field.