NeedleMag – Intern Wantedon Oct 11 in Blog Post by johnhornor
So, I managed to get the rest of the Needle Fall issue revisions done did and integrated into the InDesign document, which seemed like it took forever. And, actually, it did.
That bitch is now live and out into the world. You can purchase it over at Lulu.com for a measly $7.50, not including shipping. That, my friends and neighbors, is one helluva deal. You get an unpublished Gil Brewer story, the conclusion to Ray Banks’ Wolf Tickets, and a metric assload of stories from other fine writers.
Which leads me to my conundrum – I don’t know if you’ve been following my shenanigans, but I have a demanding job and I’m very active as a father to my two girls and I’ve sold all these books that I now have to write – the forty, fifty, even sixty hours an issue it takes to design the cover, format text and flow said text into InDesign from Word, typeset it, choose and get the rights for each photo for the magazine – I just don’t have the time for it anymore and will have even less time for it in the coming months and years. I still have Southern Gods to promote (at least through Halloween) and next summer I will have This Dark Earth and the following spring I’ll have The Twelve-Fingered Boy. And on and on. And if The Incorruptibles sells, it will be the first in an epic fantasy series.
My cup runneth over.
So, I’m looking for an associate art director/intern to help with Needle: A Magazine of Noir. Here are the pros: you get to read awesome crime stories and be a part of the best damn print noir magazine out there. You’ll get to do more than just grunt work – you’ll design the cover, the interior (with my oversight) and all the rest. Not to toot my own horn (though I’ve won multiple local, regional, and national design awards and Addy awards) you’ll learn how I work and create a magazine from scratch. You’ll gain access to my massive font collection (not a euphemism) and large tracks of my design element library.
The con? It’s pro bono.
So, if you want to work on the Needle team, and you’ve got experience in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and can prove it with a link to a portfolio, please comment here – or if you’d rather, email me at email@example.com where x = jhj and y = atomictomato.
That is all.