What's it all about?
This August, Voice will be travelling up to Edinburgh to cover the largest arts festival in the world...the comedy shows, theatre shows, street acts, mime acts - you name it, we'll be covering it.
But, with such a big event, we're looking for more writers on the streets throughout the month. If you live in the Edinburgh area, or know that you'll be in Edinburgh between 5th – 29th August 2016, we'd love to hear from you.
Who are we looking for?
You must be passionate about the arts. You should have a critical mind, and be excited about discovering and analysing new and experimental shows. We are looking for young writers who can submit work to a tight schedule (publishing reviews the day of, or one day after each show) and who are great time-keepers, making sure that you arrive on time to shows.
You must also be aged 13-25 (please note, if you're under 18 you won't have access to 18+ shows and if you're under 16 you need your parent/carer's approval to participate).
What will you get?
You will receive a complimentary press ticket to each show that you choose to attend. Once we have confirmed our group of Edinburgh Fringe Reviewers we will release the available tickets on a first come, first serve basis. You can also review exhibitions and free events for us.
You will also have an 'Edinburgh Fringe Voice Reviewer' flag on your account, and your reviews will be posted out on our SM channels, with your Twitter handle if you have an account.
Your work will receive a professional edit by one of Voice's editors, which will be a fantastic learning experience for any keen young writers or journalists.
The Voice Reviewer who writes the most read review from the festival period will receive a £75 prize (redeemable as iTunes, Odeon or Love2Shop vouchers).
How to apply
To apply, send a sample review that you have written of any live show to the Voice Editor, [email protected].
Please include your full name, date of birth and where you live. If you are under 16 please confirm that you have parental permission, and provide contact details for a parent or carer. Please let us know if you need support to attend shows/exhibitions.
We welcome approaches from organisations working with young writers, but we need to have direct access to individual young people, as they will be joining our team as reviewers and need to work to our house rules.
Reviews should be kept to around 500 words. If you'd like to find writing inspiration you can check out our reviews here. artsawardvoice.com/magazine/reviews
Please don't hesitate to email the editor at [email protected]
*Please note, this is an opportunity to work to a professional level with the Voice team. It is very important that our writers are on time for every show, and file reviews shortly afterwards. If you would like to apply and feel you may need extra support to achieve this, please do let us know when you apply so we can ensure the right support is in place.*