૧૦:૧૦ Press. London.
A micropublishing press run by Sofia Amina.
A Lancashire-British-European born, Gujarati-Hindustani, working-class Muslim woman.
This all began from a desire to read and write a language Sofia have spoken most of her life.
Initially the books will be published via a print-on-demand service, until the total books under ૧૦:૧૦ Press is three, and then there will be a move to a more traditional service. This is necessary because of distribution requirements and to Insha'Allah build funds. As a woman from a working-class background, this is the only viable option to generate books away from the mainstream.
૧૦:૧૦ Press will not be practising age discrimination. Because you are over 30 does not mean you have stopped artistically expressing yourself. Actually, the older, the better.
For future projects, the submission will also be open to artists from a white working-class background. Yes, from my experience and observation, the white working-class are marginalised.
All future submission opportunities will be published on this website, Instagram and Twitter. Please subscribe as appropriate.
૧૦:૧૦ Press aim is to pay 35% of net proceed to its writers and artist. For the anthologies, the 35% will be divided amongst all the contributors.
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The above has come about as a result from the research and development grant given by The Arts Council England. Thank you ACE, x