That’s it. We’re officially closer to the end of 2018 than the start. Scary isn’t it? Luckily, here at Hook Magazine, I want to make the rest of your year truly memorable. Full of heart-achingly wonderful and contagiously curious content. I must admit, in June I was playing catch-up a little. Work had taken over my life, I was too burnt out to bring the goods I so desperately wanted to dish out and my words published were getting more macabre by the post. In my seven years of running a blog, I’ve never once dodged my rigorously dedicated upload schedule and it saddened me. So I went down a rabbit-hole of nostalgia and sifted through over a half a decade of ramblings and well, some surprisingly and seriously flawless works. And then it sprung up towards me. For the rest of 2018, I’m going to open up the Hook archive.
Starting this July, every month alongside all your usual monthly uploads, you’ll be treated with one archived interview with a high-profile fashion designer or industry professional. This not only means these blast-from-the-past pieces will see the light of day once again, but you’ll be able to explore and see how the history of Hook Magazine has unfolded to be where we are today. Because long before I had my crystals and tarot cards, I had my fashion and I had my words. This is where the two worlds will evenly begin to collide and I can start feeling at home in myself once again.
Despite not being as on the ball as I usually like to be, I didn’t abandon you completely over June. Truth is, I’ve been thinking long and hard about how I can bring your dream newsletter to life and serve you with little droplets of sunshine directly to your inbox. You asked - and now I’m playing ball. I’m super excited to announce that as of August, instead of my Monthly Editor’s Letter where I scramble to cram all of what’s new into one blog post, you’ll have the chance to receive a monthly love letter from me titled ‘Healing. Magick. Power.’ Keep your eyes pealed on our socials for more information on the newsletter’s substance and how you can sign up (psssstt, there most definitely will be treats for signing up - #notabribe.)
And if that wasn't ENOUGH to truly combust your mind with newness and pure fucking gold, then you mustn’t have heard? Issue #4 of Hook Magazine has officially been announced and pitches are now open until 30th July!
The theme of the fourth print edition is ‘Earth’ and all things embodying great and powerful earth energy. To me, The Earth Issue is not just about raising the consciousness to heal the planet, it’s about bringing home truths of fulfilling your destiny in this lifetime. It’s a space to explore your calling and what you were put on this Earth to do. It’s cutting out the noise of external influences and the ‘what if’s inside our head. It’s about honouring what you believe you have to offer to the world. If you would like to be involved in the next issue or would like a media pack to see if you’re the perfect fit for this coven of earthly babes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th July.
I’m seriously looking forward to exploring this theme and sharing findings with you over the month to come. Something is calling me to create this issue - to illuminate the world we live in and the planet we call our home. I can’t wait for every cell of Hook Magazine to be embodied by this drive and motivation to shine as the earth does for us.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you’re all looking forward to the new things this month as I am looking forward to sharing them. If you have any comments or further suggestions (constructive or gushy, whatever the spectrum - we’re all friends here!!) please know they are boldly welcomed.
P.S. Let’s hang out IRL! Hook will be exhibiting and selling at PROCESS! Festival at Somerset House on Sunday 22nd July.
Have a blessed July,