Just some stuff for a few of you to think about along with me as XXC Magazine thinks out loud about the future of the magazine…
In the coming months I will be planning an attempt to re-launch XXC Magazine as a quarterly or at very least a bi-annual magazine dedicated to endurance mountain bike racing and culture (which includes XC, CX and gravel racing).
For this to happen the magazine will need some help and a lot of things have to fall into place first (I am working on that stuff now), that include, but is not limited to, the following:
Contributors: XXC will need folks who enjoy and want to photograph and/or write about mountain bike racing and culture. You don’t have to be a professional writer, photographer or a Pro racer, but XXC does ask that you enjoy doing these things and are professional enough to be able to work within the deadlines set by XXC Magazine and able to fulfill your commitment.
While this is in NO WAY a full time job, you will be financially compensated for your contributions. To start you probably won’t get as much as you would get if you wrote for one of those ad filled newsstand mags but XXC Magazine does hope to offer more than it could in the past.
XXC will also be looking for dedicated freelance contributing editors who can commit to being a larger part of each issue and xxcmag.com. The goal would be to have contributing editors grow along with and be part of the magazine.
NOTE: XXC is looking for original previously unpublished content.
Copy Editor/Proof Reader: As much as I love to write, I suck at grammar. Hell even some professional writers suck at grammar. That is why XXC will be looking for a proof reader to make sure that the copy in XXC Magazine and maybe even xxcmag.com is top notch. This will not be a full time job or even a part time job. But more of a paid freelance gig with an option to grow with the magazine. Editor MUST be picky, fickle, a tad anal retentive and able to work within the deadlines set by XXC Magazine.
There are a few other things that XXC needs to have happen along with some some stars that need to align, but I wanted to put this out there for folks to chew on in the coming weeks.
Thanks for thinking about it and stay tuned, I hope to have a bit more insight to all this in the coming year. I would love to have a new issue of XXC Magazine out in Spring or early summer of 2013.
Please feel free to contact Jason Mahokey at xxcmag at gmail.com to comment.