Open Field is a digital magazine sold through the iTunes store. All contributions come from women, and all money raised goes to women via the charity CARE. You can read about the latest projects of Open Field contributors at the Open Field website.
Issue one of Open Field launched in 2012. Twenty-eight women from across the globe offer creative work – some written, some visual – on the theme of Change. Contributors to issue one include:
Actor and producer Claudia Karvan
Writer Fatima Bhutto (The Shadow of the Cresent Moon)
New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelley (Women on Men)
Writer, editor and activist Anne Summers (The Misogyny Factor)
Artist Louise Weaver
Writer and novelist Joanna Hershon (A Dual Inheritance)
Musician Sally Seltmann
In October 2012, Open Field won a Silver MADC Award (Best Digital Content). This is an award from a professional design and advertising body and while it wasn’t in our sightline it is an honour. Most importantly, it allowed us a fresh opportunity to spruik our magazine – which means new readers and more money for CARE!
Issue two of Open Field launched in 2013. The theme is Place. Contributors to issue two include:
Writer Elif Shafak (Thirty Rules of Love)
Writer Emma Donoghue (Room)
Writer and academic Claire Messud (The Woman Upstairs)
Writer Lily Brett (Lola Bensky)
Photographer Irina Popova
Actor and painter Ione Skye
…thirty amazing women in total.
Issue three of Open Field launched in 2014. The theme is Body. Contributors to issue two include:
Rabbi Susan Silverman
Artist Wangechi Mutu
Yemen Times Editor-in-Chief Nadia Al-Sakkaf
Writer and academic Clare Wright (The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka)
NYT Magazine writer and author, Elizabeth Weil (No Cheating No Dying)
Photographer Jessica Tremp
Writer and GP Dr Leah Kaminsky (Writer M.D.)
UK spoken word artist Kate Tempest
We believe this is a wonderful, rewarding way to contribute to an incredibly worthy cause. We invite you to enjoy Open Field.