Orenda Magazine among the newsstand at Readings Carlton. A hand is holding up Issue 5

Thought we were done for 2017? Think again. As you’ve probably gathered by reading this, we have a new-look website and a shiny new blog! As a small part of the blog, we’ll keep you updated on the goings-on of Orenda, which we’ll call Orenda News.


New Look Orenda!

A little while ago, we decided that we were about due for a spruce up. We’re heading into our third year of being a Real Business (where has that time gone?!), about to get hustling on our sixth Issue, and frankly, get restless easily + like to make work for ourselves.

Then, as we were mulling this over, we were lucky enough to win this gorgeous new Squarespace theme from 23and9Creative! So, after an all-day design meeting (thank you so much to Tristan, Adrian and Kaitlyn), some theme tweaking and a lot of second-guessing and swearing at Squarespace/Illustrator, this new look was born. Please be patient as we work out a few kinks, and let us know what you think of it! We’ll be developing and refining it further as we build our next issues, but we like it so far. What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments.


Call For Contributors

Speaking of new issues — this is your OFFICIAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS! We’re seeking forward-thinking, go-getting, kick-ass writers, artists, graphic designers, advertisers, interviewers and interviewees for Issue 6 and this new blog! If this sounds like you, head on over to our new Contributor form, and if it sounds like a mate them send them on over! Our Issue 6 concept deadline is December 31st 2017 at 11.59pm, so what are you waiting for?


We have a few more tricks up our sleeve, but that’s all we can reveal for now. We hope you’re staying cool over Summer!

With love,
Sophia, the Team and Contributors at Orenda Magazine Australia.

Feature image: @tristandanino