The Dilettante is a new publication dedicated to riveting history and creative culture. We write for the curious minded, for the weird kids who grew up to be artists, for the nostalgics, the dabblers, the beginners, the daydreamers and the culture magpies. The Dilettante is a space to escape the sometimes mundane and hectic modern world, a haven for the silly and absurd, and a place to find inspiration and insight.

We want to create an inclusive and diverse realm to showcase great writers and thinkers from far and wide. If you would like to contribute to our upcoming first issue, or the blog, we would love to hear from you!

 

Below you can find a selection of topics we generally cover to help spark your inspiration.

OTHER IDEAS

WHAT WE DON'T COVER

We love being introduced to new topics, themes and outlooks, so if you have an idea that you think would fit The Dilettante but isn't covered above, please do send it over.  We are open to considering first-person and opinion pieces, flash fiction, reviews, poetry, humorous rants, sensible nonsense and other miscellaneous articles.

ART GALLERY

In keeping with the general vibe of The Dilettante we are unlikely to publish topics including mainstream pop culture, television, beauty, tech, celebrity gossip, gaming, news and health.

FINER DETAILS

Are you an artist looking to showcase your work to a new audience? Perhaps we can help! We sell high quality art prints over in our online Art Gallery. Take a look and get in touch if you think your work would be a good fit.

If you have an idea to contribute, please feel free to get in touch! Send us a email pitching your article and we'll get back to you to discuss the idea. To read our style guide, please click here.

Please note: right off the bat we would like to be up-front and state that as we are a very small and new publication we can currently only offer payment for articles that appear in the print publication. We really hope to be able to expand this to online pieces in the future so please bear with us for the time being.

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MYSTERIES & HIDDEN
HISTORIES

A spotlight on the strange and spectacular events happenings of time past, from unusual traditions and cultural connections to far-out parties, extraordinary exhibitions, magical locations and fascinating places to visit.

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INSPIRATION
STATION

Demystifying the creative process, telling the story of art through the ages, and unpicking the daily routines of artists, Inspiration Station brings together The Dilettante's best advice and ideas on how to live a satisfying and creative life.

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MARVELLOUS
HUMANS

Giving a glimpse into the the people who inspire us: the artists, outsiders, rebels, renegades, eccentrics, dandies, cultural movers and shakers, the creative, the daring and all of those who have carved their own path in life.

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VERNACULAR
SPECTACULAR

Exploring the fascinating subject of language, Vernacular Spectacular looks at how our world is shaped by the words we use. Featuring etymological ramblings, ruminations on beautiful quotes, and words that have been lost or should be in use.