for artists

In the clamor of competing thought, art transcends language in a way that it evokes emotions and feelings that escape us in written work. But not all art speaks to all of us. The voices of the few and the marginalized are often left unheard (and unseen). Therefore, this list is dedicated to opportunities that provide platforms for these voices.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

20 September

Papercuts, a biannual print magazine that features work from South Asia “and beyond,” is accepting art on the theme “The Other Side.” Check out the submissions guidelines before sending your work.

25 September

Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern is seeking submissions (fiction, non-fiction, photography, and poetry) from immigrant and refugee authors.

30 September

The Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research, offered through the Power Institute Foundation for Art & Visual Culture, seeks to “foster critical understandings of Australian Indigenous art and culture.”

01 October

The Acentos Review accepts poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and cross-genre works of the Latinx commnuity.

31 October

Lunch Ticket is committed to publishing the work of underrepresented and marginalized writers and artists. Submissions are being accepted for the main issue.

ONGOING

African Voices is committed to fostering understanding and awareness of the African Diaspora through art. Visual artists are strongly encouraged to first review the latest issue of African Voices, then download submission guidelines for artwork specifications.

The Awakenings Foundation provides a voice to survivors of sexual violence. It accepts artistic expressions from visual artists, writers, musicians, and other forms of storytelling.

The Good Men Project is seeking work that explores the connection between men and manhood through an array of topics. Anyone can submit.

Hinchas de Poesia is a “digital codex of contemporary Pan-American” writing and art. It publishes three times a year, only reading submissions 6-8 weeks prior to each publication. Contact Hinchas at hinchas@hinchasdepoesia.com for specific timelines.

Moko is a non-profit journal that publishes work (written and visual art) that reflects Caribbean heritage and experiences. Emerging and established creatives are encouraged to submit.

Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural lesbian literary and art journal seeking written and visual work. All 2017 issues have been filled, but Sinister Wisdom is accepting pieces for forthcoming issues.

Storm Cellar is a literary journal on safety and danger. It has a specific focus on the Midwest, environmental issues, and minority voices. Review the guidelines and submit here.*

Sukoon publishes Arab-themed art and accepts submissions all year long. Artists are encouraged to include a bio with their submission.