Writers

A Brief Inquiry Into Indie Media & Literacy

A Brief Inquiry Into Indie Media & Literacy

My grandfather told me that he had a free Dunkin’ Donuts coupon thanks to a Facebook post. My mom, skeptical, called me to inspect it. Sure enough, it was from a fake fan-page that was posting counterfeit coupons. Why is this relevant? With the internet we have access...

How to Pitch a Music Mag, And Other Words of Wisdom

How to Pitch a Music Mag, And Other Words of Wisdom

So, you fancy yourself a music writer? You have a piece or are working on a piece, saw a show, interviewed a band or want to review a new album, yes? Okay, how do you go from unpublished to published? You must write a pitch letter, also called a query letter or cover...

Publication Week Q&A

Publication Week Q&A

What first made you decide to move forward with putting together your own site? Publication Week is dedicated to learning and sharing knowledge about music publications both big and small; We gathered some questions to find out a little bit...

Curing Writer’s Block

Curing Writer’s Block

Writer's block: it happens to everyone. You sit down to write a blog, introductory email, or chapter of your book and nothing comes to mind. Over time, this can become greatly discouraging and may hinder people from working on their creative projects, Here are a few...

Acknowledging The Women of Warped

Acknowledging The Women of Warped

Well, this is it. The final Warped Tour cross-country run. After 24 years, Kevin Lyman and Co. have decided to hang up their hats and deliver U.S. punk, hardcore, and emo fans one last send-off. To no one’s surprise, the lineup both delighted and disappointed many...

Other People in the Industry

Emma Zanger Returns with a Completed Goal

Emma Zanger Returns with a Completed Goal

“The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is not.” This is a quote that I have been particularly interested in as I learn about more people in the music industry. It means that people who are pretending to be something they are not are very...