Join our fight to 'Make The World Less Boring'

Calling all writers, filmmakers, tinkerers and losers. Humankind is at war. A war that we didn’t even start. Our enemy? Mediocrity. Ready meals clad with the words “luxury”. Package holidays to generic resorts and HDMI cables. Our craving for individualism has been thwarted by silicon valley algorithms. We all watch the same shows. We all eat the same food. We all want the same things and we all want it now, an infinite feed of nutritionally void bullshit has lead us, zombified, into a world of conformity.

 On their journey to find themselves, Derek and Sally found only knobs and printer cartridges. Image: Ladybird Books, The Computer.

On their journey to find themselves, Derek and Sally found only knobs and printer cartridges. Image: Ladybird Books, The Computer.

Our snap it, share it culture has made us wary of experience, of the journey and the struggle. We divert from the difficult and sanitise the dangerous. Even events that are sold as “tough” are mere simulations of challenge, treadmills of adventure, controlled, monitored by spotty twerps in high-vis bibs dishing out risk-assessed danger.

It’s a formidable enemy we’re up against, and we’re losing the fight which is why we here at The Adventurists are launching an online magazine designed with one aim in mind, to make the world less boring.

And to fulfil our aim, we need you. Writers, filmmakers, artists and photographers, we are inviting you to become contributors to our publication. We want you to pitch us ideas for articles, video series and anything else you think will help us make the world less boring.

Here’s what we need from you.

  1. A brief outline of your idea. One to two paragraphs should be enough for us to get the gist.

  2. If it’s a video submission and you have tape for your idea, sling us a private youtube or vimeo link. Avoid sending us stuff to download, our computers are full of shit as it is.

  3. How long will it take for you to deliver the goods? We want to know when we can publish your work.

  4. A bit about you, relevant experience and if possible, links to previous work.

  5. We DO NOT want some crappy travel blog - unless you travelled by rocket skates or space cannon.

Email ideas to: editor@theadventurists.com with the subject line “Proposal”.

We sometimes pay for work published on our site, but not much. If we are feeling generous, then this will be sorted on a case by case basis and will depend largely on the idea/volume of work. If it’s really crap you can pay us in biscuits.

So, defenders of the dangerous, mutineers of mediocrity, make yourselves a hearty pot of Earl Grey, get those ideas creaking and together we shall begin the crusade in earnest. Come, lets fight to make the world less boring.

 Gertrude and Oscar are taking batteries apart and licking zinc strips stuck into a lemon. They're not bored. Image: Ladybird Books - Magnets, Bulbs and Batteries

Gertrude and Oscar are taking batteries apart and licking zinc strips stuck into a lemon. They're not bored. Image: Ladybird Books - Magnets, Bulbs and Batteries