Notes from the Underground launched the Associate Editors scheme in November 2011 with a group of 13 talented editors. Each of the Associate Editors edits a section of the website, working with professional and citizen journalists and commentators. If you’re interested in joining the team of Associate Editors, please get in touch at email@example.com.
Adam Smith – Alchemy – ‘Art from Science’
Adam Smith is an unpublishable novelist and jobbing journalist, covering science, arts and the internet. His dream interviewees are Charles Darwin (deceased) and Arthur C. Clarke (also deceased). He’s on the look out for living interviewees.
Neither art nor science are subjects. They are perspectives. Alchemy shows how they interpret our world together.
Annabel Howard – Around London & Visual Arts in the UK
Associate Editor: Annabel Howard
Another one of those jobbing authors, Annabel has published reviews and travel features for magazines across the UK, including National Geographic, Glass, and The White Review, and is currently working on a travel book.London Notes traces life, past and present, through the material objects that make the city. Whether it’s a stone, a broken pipe, a building, a work of art, or just somebody’s shoe, if it’s expressive of London, we’ll write about it. We will publish an object for every train and tube stop in London. Some reports suggest we might struggle around Swiss Cottage but we don’t believe them. Watch out for links to interesting people and happenings in the area.
Anthony Richardson – Comedy Online
Anthony Richardson is a comedian and writer. He presents for video games channel Ginx TV. He wrote the comedy webseries Paint My Album, and heads the online sketch group ‘The Exploding Heads.’ He makes funny videos for Football Fancast, The Sabotage Times, The BBC and himself. His latest vid is here
The internet is shaking up comedy, in video, written and podcast form. Before, comedians had to work their way up the TV or radio ladder. Dealing at every stage with meddling execs, focus groups, and the pressure to cater to a mainstream audience. So, how has the internet changed comedy? Is it changing at all? Give me a bit of time and I’ll find out.
Catrina Stewart – Architecture
Catrina has recently graduated with Distinction from UCL with a Masters in Architecture. She is currently living and working in London, while also working in illustration and installation design, exhibiting her drawings and models across the UK. Her work has been widely published in architecture and design magazines and websites, including a commission for the front cover of one of the issues of the Architecture Review magazine. Her current work explores the social, cultural and architectural implications of existing and new technologies, and the increasing need for cities to find alternative ways of expanding.
Carleen Peters – Your Face Here
Carleen Peters is Black British fiction writer and blogger from South East London. Currently a Marketing Executive at a prize-winning UK publishing house, she is also an active member of the Book Marketing Society and the Diversity in Publishing Network.
‘The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.’
From ‘The danger of the single story’ TED Talk by Chimamanda Adichie
Your Face Here is a prose fiction and art stream dedicated to showcasing the work of the UK’s artistically under-celebrated communities. We believe that ‘great storytelling sensitizes society to the humanity in other people.’ that art should uplift and affirm our every experience, and that exposure to a diverse range of perspectives is vital if we are to live truly enlightened lives in this big wide world.
Gemma Rogers – Theatre
Gemma is an actress and graduate of the BRIT school. She writes on theatre for a wide variety of publications.
Hugh McEwen is an experienced architecture graduate, currently enrolled on the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Management and Practice (Part Three) at UCL. His work examines the methods by which architecture can express and condition political positions. He has been published in peer reviewed journals and national magazines, most recently appearing in the Architectural Review. He has acted as a guest critic at Greenwich, UCL and the AA.
Lisa Cadwallader – The Crow
Lisa is a writer and lives in Bethnal Green with her cat and her boyfriend. In the daytime she is a cultural strategist working mainly with brands to cut strategies that help make them relevant and in some cases useful. She’s part Austrian, part Welsh; wholly prudish.
Dedicated to Ted Hughes’s ‘Crow’
, Lisa’s section is a celebration of progress through bleakness. We can find it in fashion, art, writing, in design, in public figures, in something that happened yesterday, and something that’s happened in history. Great things come from great cynics.
Matt George – Poetry Response
Matthew George works as a legal editor in London. Despite this, he just loves words, and his mission is to prove to the non-poetry majority that contemporary poetry offers something for everyone.
Poetry Response invites poets, short story writers, essayists, illustrators, photographers and everyone in between to respond to a contemporary poem with a piece of work (ie, poem, short story, essay, illustration or photograph) of their own. By posting an array of responses to one, carefully selected, contemporary poem every month, the section shows that any one poem can inspire a wide variety of individual, creative responses (and that no one such response is necessarily more valid or worthy than the next). As well as the poems and responses, we will post a series of short essays which offer the uninitiated reader a way in to the sometimes intimidating but infinitely varied and rewarding world of contemporary poetry.
Rachel Vere – Optic Nerve
Rachel is a London based Picture Editor with many years experience working for print and digital media. She is currently working at The Guardian to edit, commission, produce and direct still and moving image.
Optic Nerve is a platform for inspirational photography, illustration, craft and moving image. An insight into what makes creative people tick – we’ll feature visuals and interviews from the newly emerging to the seasoned professional. Creating a place for people to gather informed opinion about creative trends, specialisms and unusual creative content.
Sharlene Teo – NFTU Fiction
Sharlene Teo is a Singaporean writer living in London. Her writing has appeared in Argot, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Flash Magazine, Softblow, The Ballard Street Poetry Journal and the Broadcast Anthology, among others. She is a regular reviewer for A Younger Theatre.
We want to make the NFTU Fiction Section a home for new writing of the highest calibre. We’re interested in stories which stick in your head, and engage with contemporary issues and perspectives. We are looking for fiction which is fresh and exciting; the unusual, the uncanny, the weird and the emotive. The word limit is 2000 words. We are aiming for reader-friendly brevity in the online medium.
Stephen Laughton – New Talent
Stephen is a recent graduate of the MA Writing for Stage & Broadcast Media course at the Central School of Speech & Drama. Stephen is part of this year’s Royal Court Invitational Writer’s Group where he will be writing a new play. He is also working on another play, MARINA ABRAMOVIC IS STARING AT ME, which received a public reading by Terra Firma Theatre Company in New York on 9th October at The Cell Theatre. Furthermore, Hightide Theatre have offered Stephen a grant for their Genesis Lab to workshop MARINA later in the year. Prior to life as a writer, he worked as an AP on a range of critically acclaimed film and TV productions. Projects include the Academy Award shortlisted UNKNOWN WHITE MALE and multi-award winning TOTTENHAM AYATOLLAH. Stephen also co-directed a short-film RECOMPENSE which screened at the BFI in February 2011.
New Talent from the underground finds the newest, most exciting voices in art, literature, animation, documentary, architecture, fashion and photography and gives them a space to play.
Tijana Obradovic – Cinematique
Tijana’s background ranges from different fields including human rights, cultural studies and publishing where she is currently working. She has a keen interest in performing arts that she has explored through various acting and directing courses. She is particularly interested in film and ways in which it can be used as an interactive medium.
Welcome to Cinematique! Cinematique is run by a group of cinema buffs who hope that if you stay with them long enough, they will be able to inspire a slightly different take on film. This difference lies in those small nuances that slip the radar of our attention in whatever we do in life and in no time turn into peculiar and alternative, even though they have been there all along. They will explore backdrop elements to cinematic experience and entice learning opportunities. It will be almost like a unique directing journey that every time shows things through a new pair of eyes.
Tristan Summerscale – Reportage
Tristan Summerscale is the co-founder and editor of Notes from the Underground.
The reportage section will seek to give an insight into people and places of interest, and will aim to do so with articles that place an emphasis on engaging readers through style and tone as well as content.