"Welcome to the final blankpages of 2010. We have had a stunning year with the magazine, and with the Collective as a whole, and we're planning to continue our trend into 2011, with the opening of BLANKSPACE, launching with BlankExpression 2011 on Thursday 27 January.
Visual treats this month come from Stanley Chow and Blanka Ciok; mesmerising in their individual fashions. As always our creative writing is accompanied by bespoke illustrative responses to the work from our own Michael Thorp. Don't forget if you'd like your work to be considered for inclusion in blankpages you can email us your submissions.
Elaine Wilson returns to our pages to talk to caro snatch, presenting this month's mp3, and her lyrics alongside. Andy Nizinskyj guides us to HIVE in Barnsley, highlighting the work going on there to generate interest in local arts and culture more widely.
AND! blankpicks takes a different tack; Editorial Assistant Matt Hull introduces Valerie O'Riordan, talking about her blog and the Manchester blogging community."