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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.