Filler Issue 05 | FUTURE

Deadline: 22/01/2021  |  Published: 15/12/2020  |  Region: Greater Manchester  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Holly Eliza Temple

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Food & mental health magazine FILLER is open to art, design and writing for issue 05, themed around "FUTURE".

What is FILLER?

FILLER is an independent food and mental health magazine, aiming to encourage discussion and creativity around our lifestyles, eating habits and mental wellbeing. Each issue of FILLER asks for submissions on a chosen theme – the theme of issue 05 is FUTURE, asking you to imagine the future of our food and health. 

Some food for thought:

What cooks, restaurants and foods are pushing the boundaries of what is currently achievable? What will happen to food waste? How might we come to manage both physical and mental health crises? What could future ingredients, kitchens and dishes look like? Can food tell the future?

This theme is asking you to share what matters to you about the past, present and future of food – however you may imagine it – in conjunction with mental health, to conclude a year that has seen time slowed down, paused or fast-forwarded, and has increased and exposed food and health injustices, worldwide.

Send in your food or product inventions for the year 2050, a guide to fortune-telling with your food, tell us how food has got you through this year – and helped you look towards the next. Enlighten us on how fermenting your food will save the planet – or what your dream kitchen looks like. Send in a grounding exercise that helps you take notice of the here and now, or visualise the future. What does the future of the dinner table look like – what will our tableware and cutlery look like in 20 years?


FILLER is open to all forms of visual and written work responding to the theme – from photography to design and illustration, ceramics to sculpture, essays and stories to poetry – and of course, recipes! Successful contributors will be informed after the closing date – all successful contributors will be paid a fee of £20.00 GBP for their work in due course. Contributors will also be able to claim a free copy of the magazine when published [+p&p]!

You can see more information about FILLER and previous issues  on Instagram at @fillerzine.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any artist, designer or writer of any discipline, with work responding to themes of food, mental health, wellbeing, and/or future lifestyles.
When is the deadline?
22nd Jan 2021
How many works can I submit?
You can submit as many pieces as you like, but successful pieces are limited to one per artist/collective
When is the delivery date?
FILLER is a one-woman show – I curate all content, design, publish and distribute the publication myself. This means that putting the magazine together can take me some time! I expect the issue to be completed by March-April if everything goes to plan, but you can keep updated with @fillerzine on Instagram.
How much does it cost?
Submitting to FILLER is FREE.
Are there payments to artists?
Yes! All successful contributors will be paid a small fee of £20.00 GBP for their featured work. After the selection of submissions, I'll be in touch to request invoices.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Successful submissions will be promoted on FILLER's social media, and your work will be included in the magazine and credited.

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