What made Steve decide to become a MAZEMAKER? (Cont'd)
In college, I would periodically whip up a maze or two for various clubs and activities. I continued to add mazes to the collection until I had a bunch I was certain were good enough to publish for profit and in my spare time, I would randomly submit one or two of my mazes for publication to interested people.
After college, I finally decided to determine my target market for my mazes and take a stab at a mass mailing to promote my maze-making abilities. I sent out almost a hundred query letters to editors of children's magazines. I was not expecting much of a response, maybe one or two nibbles. What I got was almost a 95% response rate! Most of the responses were not interested, but I got some good advice and a bunch of leads. Some of those sales leads turned into sales and my mazemaking career began!
Since then, the projects have gotten bigger and more fun! I have had the great pleasure of conversing and learning from other maze and labyrinth creators and enthusiasts. There has been a resurgence of interest in the maze as a fundamental part of leisure activities, in parks, playgrounds, as well as in books and computers and can be seen on prime time TV shows such as Survivor!
Learn a little about labyrinths and some maze legends or feel free to take a look at some maze examples that I have published and some maze collections for sale.
When you think MAZE, think ...Amazing Stuff
|Labyrinth graphics are copyrighted by Caerdroia and used with expressed permission from Jeff Saward|