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blue_strat
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#1



I've set up a Twitter account @UGAmplified. Stay tuned!


If you would like to write for the zine, say so here and pick a topic.

Regular posters from each of the major Pit threads are welcome to contribute, but anyone can put forward opinion pieces on a recent news item or general topic.

Comic artists and short story writers have the chance to show their work, and if you have a good original riff or lick on guitar/bass/drums/keys/vocals, you can submit it in tab or standard notation format.

We're also looking for a designer to make the zine look good. It will be in PDF format, and the designer will collaborate with the editors to fine tune the layout as well as producing the overall style of the zine.


People for the seventh issue:


Editor: blue_strat

Sub-editors:

Behind the Scenes:

Comic: LostLegion

Community:

IRL: conor-figgy, Dawginator, theogonia777

Interview:

Thread Report:

Contests: niejel

Advice:

Riffs & Licks: chaos13, theogonia777

Lessons: CPDmusic

Intros: primusfan

Reviews: DeaThrash

Short stories:

Poetry:

Artwork:

Design:

Cover page: theogonia777

Cover artwork:


The Process


1. Choose a section and topic, or suggest a new section. Sign up here and I'll add you to the Group.


2. Write or create your piece. Maximum of:

2000 words for a short story
250 words for a poem
100 words to accompany a riff or lick
500 words for anything else

.doc or .txt for text

max. 16 bars for a tab
submit in Guitar Pro or Tux Guitar format if possible


3. Send it to amplified.editor@gmail.com


4. Your piece will be forwarded to the relevant sub-editor, who will contact you with the first edit.


5. When the sub-ed is satisfied with it, they will send it back to the editor.


About

IRL = In Real Life. Write about a recent news story or any field of knowledge. Be clear and balanced in any argument.

Thread Report - if you are a regular in a major forum thread, give us an update on any thought-provoking discussions that have transpired.

Contests - apart from the official UG contests, there are also user-based ones going on in the forums. The organizers of them can write up their results to feature in the next issue.

Intros - write an introduction to a genre or band, highlighting five important albums.

Reviews - of a CD, DVD, live tour, book, movie, etc. Must either have been released in September-October 2011, or be significant to a genre or society. Include your recommended tracks/parts, and suggest further listening/reading/viewing.

Design - we're always looking for designers. If you have what it takes to produce some stylish page templates, head to the design thread for discussion.

Comics and Artwork - we need to bring some colour to Amplified, so if you've got something good tucked away somewhere, feel free to submit it (so long as you have not given another publication exclusivity).


Let's get the ball rolling!
Last edited by blue_strat at Feb 13, 2012,
blake1221
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I'm going to start a Pit tabloid instead.

All pictures will be in black and white, and it'll have nothing but smut and rumors.
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I'll model for the front page.
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unet
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I'm up for editing articles. I used to do this on a regular basis for my college magazine for like 3 years.

However, i shall contribute from the next issue. I'm somewhat busy the next 2 weeks.
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Fix'd
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add sports.
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like i said if a webdev is ever needed then lmk.


/think you could add me to the group blue-strat?
id like to see how everything comes along.
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I noticed that, it seems your pants are the silly ones here. but why would he make two threads?
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Why do you need two threads?
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Please make a 'vote for our name' competition. The Scene is awful.

The ArmPit.


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#22
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Please make a 'vote for our name' competition. The Scene is awful.

As noted in the last thread, it's a working title.

If people suggest others I'll make a poll.
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I could write an article about weed every day.

If you could put together a piece on legalisation or drug culture, that'd be swell.
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And me and me and me.
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#24
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add sports.

Could you write for sports?

The list above is just some of the topics you can choose from.
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could I interview UG users for it?

What about?
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For short story writing, given the length of the e-zine, are you looking for one per issue or one (per writer) per issue? Because 3000 words seems a lot for one issue.
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blue_strat
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Quote by Todd Hart
For short story writing, given the length of the e-zine, are you looking for one per issue or one (per writer) per issue? Because 3000 words seems a lot for one issue.

One per issue.

If three people submit for the first issue, one will be chosen and the others kept for consideration in the second issue.
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Quote by blue_strat
Could you write for sports?

The list above is just some of the topics you can choose from.
What about?

no, im more of an idea person.
not a writer.

but i think sports would be cool.
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Quote by blue_strat
One per issue.

If three people submit for the first issue, one will be chosen and the others kept for consideration in the second issue.


Okay, I assumed as such. I'll have to add the other fiction writers and discuss it more.

Also, are continuous pieces allowed?

Although, thinking about it, it'd be hard to keep some semblance of continuity with different writers every issue.
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I'd do this, but I'm a shit writer and I don't excel in anything.
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I could possibly do some short stories/poetry. I'd also like to do something Sociological or Psychological if possible. If neither of those jive, I could edit; I was the fiction editor for my high school's Literary Magazine.
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blue_strat
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Quote by Todd Hart
Also, are continuous pieces allowed?

Although, thinking about it, it'd be hard to keep some semblance of continuity with different writers every issue.

If you've got a series going on another site, or in a profile blog, you can submit your first in the series and direct readers to the rest. Unless of course you've got exclusivity with that other site.
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I'm going to start my article, I'll try to keep it relatively simple.

Do you have a preference of text format?

Thanks

Just type it up in a word processor and I'll edit it as the layout design comes together. Font etc. doesn't matter so long as it isn't Wingdings.
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#35
Quote by blue_strat

What about?


Standard stuff, bands they like, info about them but if I were to do someone like chuckles I could also ask him about the lessons he's doing for the zine and stuff. I didn't mean a huge in-depth interview, more a little Q&A with members.
blue_strat
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Quote by kaptink
Standard stuff, bands they like, info about them but if I were to do someone like chuckles I could also ask him about the lessons he's doing for the zine and stuff. I didn't mean a huge in-depth interview, more a little Q&A with members.

If you can get a few entertaining interviews out of people, you can have a series.
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I will do a review of DEP's "Calculating Infinity", If that's acceptable.

Actually, I could do an ongoing series of reviews for albums. And I could take requests. This seems like a good idea, considering it flies.
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blue_strat
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Quote by AvengedFoghat
I will do a review of DEP's "Calculating Infinity", If that's acceptable.

Actually, I could do an ongoing series of reviews for albums. And I could take requests. This seems like a good idea, considering it flies.

If we have reviews, I want them to either be of recent albums or of significant past ones, giving more scope than a random review. If you can put Calculating Infinity into the context of a genre's development or social events, then go for it.

If you are the only one submitting reviews, then you can have a series; but if others also submit reviews, then they will be mixed with yours.
Last edited by blue_strat at Apr 28, 2011,
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Quote by blue_strat
If we have reviews, I want them to either be of recent albums or of significant past ones, giving more scope than a random review. If you can put Calculating Infinity into the context of a genre's development or contemporary social events, then go for it.

If you are the only one submitting reviews, then you can have a series; but if others also submit reviews, then they will be mixed with yours.


Okay.

Anyway, its kind of a long stretch, but Calculating Infinity is a landmark in mathcore music, And caught the eye of Mike Patton, who let DEP in on a tour with his band. I think I've said too much.

That being said, I'm okay with any type of music. So I have no problem with reviewing the latest Foo Fighters, or Creed album.
Last edited by AvengedFoghat at Apr 28, 2011,
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We already have reviews of albums on the home page.
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