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Published January 10 2014

Works That Work Announces On-Location Content Scouting In Tromsø

by Peter Biľak

In preparation for an issue focusing on life in extreme conditions, WTW is going to Tromsø for its first on-location content scouting.

WTW is going to Tromsø, Norway on 25–26 March 2014 for its first on-location content scouting. In addition to celebrating our official Norwegian launch and the release of Issue 3, the editorial staff will be meeting with writers and photographers to discuss their proposals for essays, photoessays and Artefacts. This visit is made in collaboration with NODA (Nordnorsk Design- og arkitektursenter).

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the challenge of living in the inhospitable Arctic must inspire a profusion of creative ways to cope not only with the extreme cold, but with extremes of daylight and darkness as well. We are looking for writers and material to help us explore how humans have adapted to this unique environment, and we believe that there is much to be learned from the tools and methods that northern cultures have developed to make life in harsh conditions easier or even possible.

Tromsø, the seventh largest city in Norway, the second largest city north of the Arctic circle, and the home of an enthusiastic WTW community is an ideal place to explore these ideas. But even if you can’t make it there to meet with the editorial staff, you can still submit your ideas and materials by email. Please submit a short proposal (100-250 words), including a description of the subject, why you are interested in it and how you would like to present it. Article proposals should focus on examples of human creativity which are documented and as concrete as possible, a study of how they work. We will discuss viable proposals and their potential with the authors and offer a publishing fee should the piece be published. If you can provide samples of previous writing (published or unpublished) that will also help us to evaluate your writing style.

All initial proposals will be reviewed by 10 March 2014, and feedback provided either on location in Tromsø, or followed up by email. Selected pieces will be developed into magazine material between April and May. We are looking forward to meeting the WTW community in Tromsø and to discussing your article ideas.

WTW is also actively developing further on-location content scouting events. Reader groups that would be interested in hosting one are invited to contact us. Tell us where you are and what kinds of stories we might expect to find.

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