We want to help you be heard
This is a reminder of our open invitation to our supporters - and other people involved in the rise of Real Bread from seed to sandwich - around the world: we want to help share your stories and news through our website, magazine and social media accounts.
We reach tens of thousands of people each year and are particularly keen to increase the range and depth of knowledge, information and inspiration we help to share with them; and the diversity (in all senses) of people who grab the mic and step into the spotlight.
If you’re interested in the opportunity of publishing you story, please drop me a very short line or two about yourself and what you’re up to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Word count ranges from 450 to 900 words, and deadline depends on when and where I feel your piece will fit best. You can find examples in the articles section of the Real Bread Campaign website.
I'd also like to hear from people happy to volunteer to write for our charity but not about themselves. If there’s someone (or group of people) who are up to something that you think could inform and inspire others and you’d like to write about them, please email me.
Here are some topics about which I also think people in our audience would be interested to read. If you fancy writing an article on one of them, please get in touch and I’ll send you a brief with key points to help guide you.
- Table-top ‘semi-pro’ oven comparison (eg Rofco and Tom Chandley Pico) – You must have experience of using any/all that you write about.
- In-depth expert guides/masterclasses - eg Beginner’s guide to osmotolerant yeast; using temperature, hydration and more to control acidity and other sourdough characteristics
- Deep dives that go into technical/scientific detail about a single subject – Hagberg Falling Number
- People of every colour and ethnicity make bread. What are the obstacles that inhibit/prevent more people of colour around the world (from within and beyond our network) who bake bread from choosing / being able to be seen and heard on social media and elsewhere? eg #BakersOfColor posts are almost of/by cake/biscuit, rather than bread, while around 85% of people who used #SourdoughSelfie in September were white.
- Beyond the bakers: Profiles of other Campaign supporters involved in the rise of Real Bread, eg John Lister and co at Shipton Mill; Steve, Ann and crew at Brook Food; Gilchesters’ Andrew and Bille; Martin and the Tom Chandley lot.
- What Andrew did next: An updated profile of / interview with Campaign co-founder Andrew Whitley, focussing on his current work with Scotland The Bread.
- Running bread making classes online, with top tips from people who do so.
- The Bread Angels network.
…and I’m open to other suggestions!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Chris Young, Real Bread Campaign coordinator, editor and tea boy.
17 Nov 2020
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