Art Papers submission guidelines and market information

Art Papers



Art Papers Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Proposals should be submitted by email to 

Editor: Sarah Higgins, Editor & Artistic Director

Submitting Your Work to Art Papers

Before submitting to Art Papers

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To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Art Papers by reading a sample issue before submitting.

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From the Art Papers guidelines:

ART PAPERS is a special-interest magazine that publishes formats such as long-form features, short essays, interviews, and reviews. We also encourage an expanded view of editorial content, and have provided a platform for manifestos, poetry, fiction, syllabi, original translations, definitions, diary entries, and other experimental forms of investigation.

Features range from 1400–3600 words, and express fully developed viewpoints about a particular work, artist, theory, or phenomenon, from an objective third party perspective. Our feature writers must develop and support their theses rigorously, possessing a sophisticated understanding of any philosophies, histories, and concepts they invoke—and striving to make such concepts available to a general readership. We discourage articles that are fundamentally inaccessible to a wide readership and those that require previous academic, theoretical, or otherwise specialized knowledge.

Essays range from 500–1500 words. They cover a wide range of topics, and offer opportunities for writers to address topics of current interest in brief, exploratory texts often from an intimate or reflexive point of view.

Interviews range from 800–4000 words, and include a contextual introduction.

Reviews range from 800–1200 words and cover exhibitions of regional, national or international significance. We allow for longer pieces, for instance if the exhibition is exceptionally large or ambitious—for example a major biennial or multi-venue event—or if the writer is considering more than one exhibition in the review.

We are especially interested in regionally significant artists who have not yet reached a national or international audience. We also review publications pertaining to contemporary art, visual culture, media studies and related fields. Adventurous writers are invited to propose reviews of performances, conferences, architectural work, urban design projects, “user experiences,” technology, and other forms of cultural production relevant to art and life today.

Glossary entries are creative and often experimental (200 – 800 word) pieces that explore the meaning of an existing word, neologism, acronym, idiom or other term relevant to contemporary artistic and social discourse. These “definitions” defy the format of traditional dictionaries and serve to interrogate and/or liberate the words and phrases with which we talk and write about art.

Submission Guidelines Details for Art Papers

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Reviews, Essays, Interviews

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Updated October 1, 2020