Contribute to the next issue themed BUILD.

Do you build ships inside bottles? Bikes out of salvaged parts? Relationships? Careers? Hitting the gym and building muscles?

What does BUILD mean to you? Write, draw, photograph, give your opinion, critique, sing a song, create stuff and tell us about it.

Send in your entry to submit@aahsome.com



It has always been said, that the world of internet publishing is much more democratic compared to print publishing. Print publishers have their own way of filtering out what they think is mediocrity, while in the internet everyone can publish. This is good, as everyone can have their say. The downside is we have multiple people speaking, all at once. There would always be people who have great things to tell, but maybe because of plain bad luck, have to plead their mothers or sisters to hear their tales.

Blogging or writing is just one such example. The ubiquity of computing power and cheap pirated software has produced another mass of young people who are at the forefront of arts and designing. They maybe great graphic designers, great illustrators, comic artists, but they have to be seen and discovered. They may signup on a site which has lots of other designers, they can also have their own homepage, but what they really need is to be seen by a real audience. There are salesmen who have quit their jobs and sat in their rooms on their synthesizers, giving guitar lessons and waiting for a break, following their vocations. Engineering graduates who actually wanted to be filmmakers, who have finally rebelled against their families and the society and are struggling to find audience for their short films.

Aahsome magazine is an initiative to start solving this problem. The PDF magazine format lies somewhere between print and internet publishing. Combining the format with how the content is gathered, you get something which is close to the best of both worlds. If you want to show how well you can write, or draw, or sing, or do anything which you would like an audience for, this magazine is for you. Every issue has a predeclared theme. The reason for a theme is because the content is varied by definition and with a theme everything can be bound together, in a harmonious package.

Submissions

Apart from the fact that you can send in entries authored by yourself, you can also send in links to content which you think have not got the attention they deserved. In that case be sure that it is attributed with Creative Commons 3.0 Share-alike license. This license implies that the author wants people to republish, and adapt their work, while giving a link back to their content. In fact, everyone contributor can have a small blurb about themselves with a link to their online presence.

Send in your entries to submit@aahsome.com. Just saying hello? hello@aahsome.com. Both brickbats and flowers are welcome :)



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Aahsome is a collective by K.A. Anand @kaargocult and Arun Jay @SimplyArun.