Télégramme was created because I wanted to have a space to put all the photos that made my heart happy. Flickr favourites were (at the time) difficult to browse and a blog didn’t have the same appeal as a static space so I decided to see if I could create a magazine.
The first issue of Télégramme magazine was released in March 2010. Issue two was released in June 2010 and then issue three was released in March 2012. Issue four was released in September 2012, issue five is scheduled for release in March2013.
Originally created as an online only magazine, print copies of Télégramme are available for issue three onwards.
WHO RUNS TÉLÉGRAMME?
Télégramme is run by me! I’m Sarah Chong (neé Hill, I got married in September 2012), a 29 year old red head from England who currently lives in Wales with a husband and several pet pandas. You can find my personal website and blog here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you take submissions?
Of course! You can send a link to your portfolio / flickr stream / website to email@example.com or tweet a link to @telegrammemag. I’ll do my best to reply to everyone but please remember I’m only a one woman band and I can only do so much. Your patience is appreciated!
Why are the print copies so expensive?
Télégramme is predominantly an online magazine – I don’t have hundreds of print copies at home (or the money to produce them, sadly). I decided to get a copy printed for myself through MagCloud for issue 3 and really liked the quality. The problem with ‘print on demand’ services is that they will always charge more because you’re printing one thing at a time. I looked into getting a bulk load done, but it’s still expensive and since I can’t guarantee I’d sell any I decided to leave it for now.
What are your plans for the future?
I’d love to put on an exhibition of some of the photos from all the editions. If anyone thinks they can help me with that then please feel free to contact me!
Do you pay for submissions?
Unfortunately the answer to this is no. All work submitted or solicited is on the understanding that this is no money involved. I created Télégramme for love, not money and I don’t make any cash on it. If I ever do then yes, I will try and pay the people involved!
Will I be credited?
Of course. Whether your photo is used on the blog or in the actual magazine you will always, always receive a credit for your work with a link back to the original piece. I understand that sometimes it’s hard to find the original artist but I don’t use photos if I don’t know who took them (because I don’t like it when it happens to me) and I try very hard to make sure it doesn’t happen with Télégramme. If you find something you think I’ve credited inappropriately please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you create Télégramme?
I create the photo pages in Photoshop, import them to inDesign and add all the text and links and the export as a PDF and upload it to Issuu. Issues one and two were created in Photoshop and Scribus.
Where else can I find Télégramme things?