slum magazine

“Our dreams are a second life.” ~Gerard de Nerval


Thank you to the many outstanding writers that  have contributed so far!

Freewee Ling is the owner of the SL artists’ community of Artemisia and is curator of the UWA 3D Art Challenges. Member of the Caerleon Art Collective. Read her blog here.

JMB Balogh is a gallery owner, curator, photographer and fearless explorer of SL. Visit Jo’s Flickr page here.

Flor Nachtigal is an artist, writer, editor of rez magazine and owner and curator of Galerie 17.

Blaise Joshua recognized the need for a fashion blog for the regular, real guys of SL and created Every Second Man.

Aiden Swain is a writer and author in both worlds and is the editor of Humm, the magazine of Love & Sex in Second Life.

Gwyneth Llewelyn is a blogger, philosopher, activist, and Second Life entrepreneur.

Buttercup Thursday is a roving freelance journalist and photographer in SL, much like in RL.

Gracie Kendal/Kristine Schomaker immerses herself as an artist in both RL and SL, as  a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian. Read her blog here.

Jami Mills’ knowledge of and fascination with the SL art and music scene make her one of the finest interviewers in Second Life. Read her articles in rez magazine.

Hamlet Au is the man behind the distinguished New World Notes blog, a journalist, author, consultant and game designer.

Rhezz is slum magazine’s frugal and intrepid Second Life shopper.

Rodolpho Teardrop is a writer, blogger, comic and SL DJ.

Cat Boccaccio: SL artist/photographer since 2007, writer, slum magazine editor and incorrigible shopper. Visit her inworld gallery.

All articles are original,  published under Creative Commons licence, or with permission of the author.

slum magazine is currently a not-for-profit publication and receives no revenue nor pays for contributions.

We are always looking for great articles from SL publications on the web or inworld, on almost any topic relevant to Second Life, except for commercial promotions. Bloggers, writers  and magazine publishers can submit entire articles or we can publish an excerpt only and link to the original post. Some fiction and poetry will also be accepted.

slum magazine Contributor Guidelines

  • Accepted genres: Second Life art, music, culture, relationships, reviews, tips, news and issues. This magazine is Second Live centric and all articles will have a strong thematic tie to SL.
  • Your own, original work only.
  • Ideally 500 to 2000 words.
  • Clear, concise, professional writing.
  • Facts or references should be cited.
  • Illustrations: one or two good quality.png pictures per article, unless it is specifically photo-centered (art exhibit or sim review, for example). Alternatively, photographs can be provided by the publication.
  • No commercial promotion. Editor expects full disclosure of any connections to products or places in the article.
  • Editor will gently edit for spelling, grammar, punctuation and clarity (not with republished material).

For more information, please contact Cat Boccaccio inworld or email: catbocca (at)

slum magazine Contributor Guidelines

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