2020 Conlang Magazine Collab

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2020 Conlang Magazine Collab

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Welcome to the 2020 conlang magazine collab. This is the activity for you to showcase your conlang amongst others in this conlang-only magazine. It will be produced in the style of National Geographic/Vogue/TIME/etc. Participants shall submit an article or an ad, or both, or more. If you are interested, just sign-up as a participant.

Examples from previous years: [1] [2] [3]
(these can be re-used for this year as there was not enough content to fully produce the magazine last time)

Unlike last time, I will not keep track of participants' progress closely, and I'll just either compile everything (Success) or cancel it again (Failure) around late March. Extra info copied from previous years:

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[Conlang Magazine Guideline] (can be editted according to participants' suggestions)

Phase
This collab shall be run in 2 phases. Participants post at the beginning of each phase to declare their interest. Phase 1 is an individual phase, where you will eventually decide on your entire submission and its length. Phase 2 deals with integration of parts, such as the front cover, table of contents, editor page, arrangement of articles etc.
If you are no longer interested in the collab, then you just don't declare yourself during the beginning of Phase 2. No commitments, guaranteed.

Language
Only languages without an established magazine are allowed, ie conlangs.
Other languages might be used only in the table of contents, editor page and/or the front cover.

Topic
Any topic is allowed, such as (con)world news, business, science, technology, nature, travel, culture, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, stories etc. You can choose to write in the context of irl, altworlds or conworlds.

Conscript
If your conlang has a conscript, then it should be written in that conscript, unless you don't have the facility to do so.
If your conlang has optional or multiple conscripts, you can choose any 1 of them.

Length
Let's aim for 20+ pages in this magazine, including the covers and ads.
Participants can submit as many articles as they want, with no length limits.

If there are 10 participants, that means everyone only submits 3 pages to reach that goal, cool.

Ads
Graphical ads can be embedded into your article or as a complete page by itself, written in a conlang. Ads form 25~50% of all content in most magazines anyway.

Format
There is no standard to ensure consistency. You are free to set your own physical/pixel dimensions, font size, colour scheme and/or other page formatting for now.
If you want, you can band together with other members for a unified look, or you can even declare your specifications for others to see.

Page numbering
You can have page numbers in a natlang or conlang or none at all. Pages will only be officialised during Phase 2, but you can play around with the settings first.

Rejection
All articles are accepted by default. If any 1 participant is dissatisfied with any 1 other article/ad, then we shall go to a majority vote for rejection.

Magazine name
The participants shall collectively decide on the magazine name, which will appear on the front cover, of course.

Authorship
You can provide your real name, username or the con-writer's name. Moreover, you can "separate" the name of the contributor vs name of article "writer", if you want.

Copyright/left
Each article will have its own creative license, just state whichever you want, ranging from standard copyright to creative commons.

Translation
Translations into a natlang is not required, both during and after the magazine production. Bilingual side-by-side translations are allowed, if you are using this format for your article.

Accessibility
This collab is not just for CBB forum members, so anyone from other conlang communities can also contribute, it is encouraged. However, I don't have conlang memberships elsewhere, so the submission has to somehow make its way here.

Leadership
There is no de-facto main leader for this collab atm. If anyone would want all the duties and responbilities (think of the honour!), feel free to take it from me lol

Success
If this collab fails, you can at least still keep your article for other future uses.

Hints
Tip: Add pictures to your article. Magazines are filled with pictures and colours, and they help add length to your article too.

Phase 1
At the end of phase 1 (somewhere in March), you should have already finished:
* Your article, and ads if any, without page numbers.
* A short paragraph or 2 about the contributor (irl/altworld/conworld) with an avatar, as well as a description/blurb about the conlang (you can re-use the one from the relay). This will be displayed on the editor page.
Participant list: 4
* Dormouse559
* Iyionaku
* Reyzadren
* Shemtov

This thread is used for both discussion and official matters of this collab.
Let's get cooking~
Last edited by Reyzadren on 11 Feb 2020 23:09, edited 2 times in total.
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I'll chime in to confirm I'm participating. Barring a new good idea, I'll be updating my Silvish article on saffron.

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I'm not quite sure how this works... will we write an article, send it to you, and you make a coherent layout out of it? Or do we have to design the page layouts ourselves? In the latter case I cannot participate, as I'm terrible with design. For the first part, I'd love to!

I just read to the end, I'd love to participate if I can use someone else's page layout :)
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Yes, you can use someone else's design.

If you don't have any, I (or another volunteer) will add one for you at the end so that it is coherent.
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Iyionaku wrote:
10 Feb 2020 12:54
I just read to the end, I'd love to participate if I can use someone else's page layout :)
I'd be willing to let you use mine. I'm not sure about the logistics of it, though, because I made my layout, such as it is, using the wonders of Microsoft Word.

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Reyzadren wrote:
10 Feb 2020 22:41
If you don't have any, I (or another volunteer) will add one for you at the end so that it is coherent.
Dormouse559 wrote:
11 Feb 2020 01:08
I'd be willing to let you use mine. I'm not sure about the logistics of it, though, because I made my layout, such as it is, using the wonders of Microsoft Word.
That would be awesome! I've seen some online tools for creating newspapers, but none looked as good as you both's templates. (Dormouse, I have a hard time to believe that you used Word for that. [:D] )
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So, the article needs to be in the conlang? No :eng: allowed? No Meta stuff allowed? If someone wants to show a short poem in a conlang, can they not give Meta commentary on cultural and/or Linguistic context in :eng:?
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Actually, I have a conlang (Fuheko) that's pretty developed- I just hit a brick wall, and so have been filling its world with conlang sketches, but my intention has always been to return to it. But, this has got me thinking- maybe translating something into Fuheko would be a good way to return! Sign me up for Fuheko! Note that in-universe a syllabary exists, but I haven't created it yet. Is it ok if I used the romanazation for now, as the script only exists as an abstract concept?
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Meta stuff is actually allowed in editorial sections, but embedding it into an article is tricky. If the commentary is short, you can easily shuffle it into your editor page. If it is much longer than the poem itself and appears beside it, then I guess you'll have to up your design to make it look convincing I guess [:P]

Yes, you can use the romanisation for now, and explain the absence of the script via meta.
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Here are my 2 articles for 2020. (plus 1 small ad + 1 full ad)

Also, this is my info for the editor page:
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Reyzadren is a laid-back and hardy guy, with a preference to having excitement and fun while in action. His educational background includes materials engineering and some natural sciences. His other interests are music, video games and inspiring himself. Check out his soundcloud profile and personal website.

Griuskant is a conlang for a fictional world that has magic and technology as well as contemporary yet surreal themes. It has agglutinative morphology, SVO word order, trigger alignment, head-final phrases and a phonemic alphabetic conscript. Other features include affixations, prepositions, regular stress, no definiteness, no tenses and no agreement conjugations.

Note: The content above in the spoiler box will be formatted in a coherent style with all other participants.
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Cancelling this thread again due to lack of activity and real world situation.

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