An Update, From Us To You

Readers, we feel like it's been a while since we've been able to talk to you directly and give you a frank update of what's been going on at Risen...


We're thrilled to be able to present Issue #003, a print issue project we've all been working on for months. This issue's theme is the FUTURE and what it holds for us, both Risen team members and readers alike, in the form of photography, poetry, illustration, essays and more. You can click here to purchase an issue for yourself. 


It's that time of year again - we're looking for new members to join our team! If you think that you've got what it takes to become one of us, please send the following over to by the 10th of September:

  • your name, age, pronouns and location (e.g. country/state)
  • the position you are applying for (e.g. photographer/writer/artist/film-maker)
  • a sample of your work (e.g. a short portfolio of essays/ images/ films - ideally 3-4 examples)
  • a short blurb (200-300 words) alongside at least one of these pieces, detailing the issues that inspire you/ what motivates you to create
  • an honest (!) description of your work ethic (200-300 words)
  • your opinion on one of the following issues (300-400 words)
    • Black Lives Matter
    • whitewashing in the media
    • the legalisation of cannabis
    • pink/rainbow capitalism
    • the validity of the bisexual identity
    • the fact that over 94% of British journalists are white
    • body positivity (or lack thereof) in mainstream media
    • gun control in the USA
    • the Grenfell tower enquiry
Phew! We know it's a lot, but we like to make sure that our applicants are dedicated. 


As always, we love hearing from you! Send your work to for a chance to be featured (more details here). Please do send us your Queeries, too, to us on Tumblr for a chance to have them answered in our next edition of the series. 
Until next time,

Cia & Amelia