‘Opening up of the page/field’ – image, text & innovation

“In a sense, to write is a visual act—to put letters on a page, to create lines with a pencil or a pen. There’s a very definite visual moment. The page is a visual field and that’s one of the elements of writing . . . The minute you start to look at what you write, there’s a whole set of visual possibilities that opens up.”  bpNichol, 1987

bpNichol (1987) ‘Visual Poetry’ in ‘Interview with Fred Gaysek’, Artviews Vol.14, No.1. (1987-1988) Toronto, Canada: Visual Arts Ontario, pp.21-23.

The Projectionist’s Playground is a quarterly A5 size zine for innovative and experimental work in photography, montage, art and poetry. Poetry can range from collage, concrete, sound poetry, juxtaposition, deconstruction, manipulation, appropriation, to open field, Dada or cut-up.

Innovation and experimentation are keywords when applied to the overall concept of The Projectionist’s Playground. Submitted work, whether in categories of photography, montage, art or poetry is scrutinized under the umbrella of peer review and work is only selected when viewed as meeting approaches and criteria in line with the publication’s aims and philosophy.

The publication is edited by Julius Smit and is based in Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK.


13 March 2017

Submissions of poetry and visual material are now invited for Issue 2 – June 2017. Deadline 30th April 2017. Text as  jpegs, Word or rtf documents. Images preferably as grayscale jpegs at 300dpi.

Material should be sent as an email attachment to the editor (Julius Smit) at: theprojectionistsplayground@gmail.com

Alternatively, material can be sent by snail mail to Julius Smit (The Projectionist’s Playground) Flat 5 Greenwich House, 10-12 Chesterfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex. BN20 7NU. Please supply an sae.

Please note: The Projectionists’s Playground would very much like to give each contributor a free copy but at present it is impossible given the tight working budget. However, should the zine become successful after the first year, then a re-think will be in order.

Julius Smit


1st March 2017

Issue 1 – March 2017 is now available.
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Single issue and annual subscription information:

Single issue: £3.00 UK / £4.00 Overseas (includes shipping cost).

Available from the EyeglassZines Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/514544677/the-projectionists-playground-zine-issue?ref=shop_home_active_1

Annual subscription: £10.00 UK / £14.00 Overseas (includes shipping): Available from the EyeglassZines Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/501884736/the-projectionists-playground-zine?ref=shop_home_active_1


2nd February 2017

Submissions for Issue 1 are now closed. Editorial work on the zine is now underway. It is anticipated Issue 1 will be available on this website in early March 2017. More details to follow in due course.


3rd January 2017

Submissions of poetry and visual material are now invited for Issue 1 – March 2017. Deadline 31st January 2017. Text as  jpegs, Word or rtf documents. Images preferably as grayscale jpegs at 300dpi.

Material should be sent as an email attachment to the editor (Julius Smit) at: theprojectionistsplayground@gmail.com

Alternatively, material can be sent by snail mail to Julius Smit (The Projectionist’s Playground)  Flat 5 Greenwich House, 10-12 Chesterfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex. BN20 7NU. Please supply an sae.

Please note: The Projectionists’s Playground would very much like to give each contributor a free copy but at present it is impossible given the tight working budget. However, should the zine become successful after the first year, then a re-think will be in order.

Julius Smit