Helping people grow
We are an organisation supporting people new to the Literary and Media industries. The Mackayan is committed to helping writers develop and grow within their chosen subject specialism within the Arts, Music, Literature, Culture, or Politics.
Writers begin their journey with The Mackayan as a columnist and have the opportunity to lead others as an editor for their chosen department as positions become available.
This is a professional organisation with a single, dedicated team structure and limited numbers. Because the of the team size, our writers have a far greater exposure ratio to the audience and a far better access to support. Our Writers and Audience are two separate entities.
Apply to Join
There is an active waiting list to join The Mackayan as a Writer, Editor, Photographer, Artist or Correspondent. To apply, please provide a sample of your most recent work, written in a Journalistic Style, together with your choice of department. See the Departments tab on the Team Page.
For people looking to join the team as a Correspondent, obtain further information on this page.
Every team member builds and promotes the organisation and their presence online within all the major social media platforms. We exist on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and Linkedin
Writers for The Mackayan operate via a code of conduct, ensuring their writing meets with the desired house style of publication. In addition, participants adhere to a journalism/editorial code of conduct.
at least once a year, the organisation meets in london for our annual general conference. it is an opportunity to meet your fellow writers, network and exchange ideas.
interview specialists in the expressive industries of music, literature and the arts
TAKE PART IN A LIVE ORGANISATION WHILST LEARNING AND DEVELOPING AT THE SAME TIME
- THOMAS LIGOTTI & THE ART OF PESSIMISMEllen Karokosta, Literature Columnist, visits the works of Thomas Ligotti, a hidden gem in the world of dark literature.
- OUR WANTS VERSUS SUPPLY IN ARTSJasmine Chan, Arts Columnist, takes a look at the pressure on the Entertainment industry to continually produce new Content.
- TRUE INSPIRATIONSMike Alexander, Music Columnist, visits the world of Django Reinhardt, to discuss the genius of the Belgian Born Jazz Artist.