What kind of publication is One Aware magazine?
A lifestyle publication. It is based on the predicament that The Things That Matter Take Time to Create, and as such it explores Art, Design, Businesses and Relationships which have been created and nurtured into existence with that belief. It is for the most part made by and aimed at Millennials.
Why is One Aware a print publication?
We want to invite people to step away from their frenetic lives and slow down, and most of the time that includes stepping away from screens. A printed magazine, as an object, nudges the user into a different interaction: there is romance in slowly opening it for the first time, feeling the grain of the paper and noticing the soft curves created by the binding. Images on print ask to be contemplated and make one dream while softly gazing elsewhere; text is available at a glance in its entirety, communicating it is important enough to take up that space, letting the reader go back and forth at will until an idea has been fully weighed and understood. Maybe these are romantic ideas, and we're fine with that.
Is it sustainable to print a magazine?
This is something we struggled with initially, but, for all the reasons mentioned in the previous question, we knew the concept was best suited to a print format. So we've made it sustainable to print a magazine. Distribution of the magazine is mostly done in and around London, and luckily for us, the most sustainable printers of the UK are nearby. Pureprint is an award winning print and marketing solutions provider, priding themselves on their environmental management system, innovative and trademarked enviro-friendly printing technology, and on becoming the first certified carbon neutral printers in the world. You can read more about their sustainability here. We've also worked hard to insure that the magazine is something you'll want to keep, but we understand that you might just want access to read it and would consider throwing it away wasteful. That is why we're working on a 'Pass it Forward' service, where you'll pay a fraction of the price and receive a magazine which has been previously read.
How is One Aware being funded?
At the moment, One Aware is a self-funded magazine. If that changes, this information will be updated.
Are submissions open to everyone?
Submissions are open internationally, however this is a magazine made by Millennials for Millennials, and as such submissions by this generation will be prioritized. The only other judging criteria which applies is the merit of the work submitted, which is why we do not ask for any background information to be submitted.
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