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.

NOVEMBER 2017 – JANUARY 2018

30 November

Duende* accepts visual art from artists who are “queer, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and / or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals.” Review its submission guidelines and genre specifications before submitting.

01 December

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop* has extended its deadline for applications for the 2018 Margins Fellowship. Writers and visual artists should pay close attention to the submission requirements. The workshop is sponsored by The Margins, which is an online magazine that explores what it means to be an American and global citizen.

15 January

Obsidian* welcomes art of the African Diaspora, including video, media, and audio. Review the submissions guidelines for each genre.

31 January

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. The next thematic issue is “Dump Trump.”

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.

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.

Solstice publishes unheard voices in its tri-quarterly magazine. It celebrates diversity and accepts photography that encourages dialogue.

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. Artists are encouraged to include a bio with their submission.