We prefer proposals to completed articles. For features, the proposal
should be 125 - 250 words; for columns and reviews, 50 words is
plenty. Tell us what and who you want to discuss, and what you
plan to say. If you haven'st written for ART PAPERS before,
please include two brief writing samples (1,000 - 2,000 words),
together with a short bio (40 words) describing your background
and interests. We evaluate proposals based on quality,
appropriateness and available space, and strive to notify
writers of a decision within two months. Proposals may be
submitted either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to
Art Papers, PO Box
5748, Atlanta GA 31107. We do not return support materials. We will not consider queries not
accompanied by writing samples.
If we accept your proposal, we
will negotiate a mutually acceptable length, deadline and fee.
We reserve the right to terminate our acceptance of your
proposal without compensation if we discover you have
misrepresented yourself, or if the final form of the article
diverges markedly from the agreed-upon topic, format or
TYPES OF ARTICLES
range from 2,400 to 2,700 words, and express fully developed
viewpoints about a particular work, artist or trend.
The staff of ART PAPERS, Inc. appreciates the value of historical
investigation and academic work. However, ART PAPERS does not
print densely theoretical arguments or detailed archival
research. Nonetheless, we expect our writers to develop and
support their theses rigorously, and to have a sophisticated
understanding of any philosophies, histories or theoretical
concepts they invoke.
in ART PAPERS cover a wide range of topics. These columns differ
from those of most other magazines in that none of them appear
regularly and they do not belong to any one writer. Rather,
our columns offer opportunities for writers to address topics of
current interest in brief, exploratory essays. These pieces
generally are around 1,000 words, with supporting images.
cover solo and group shows of regional, national or
international significance. We are especially interested in
regionally significant artists who have not yet reached a
national or international audience. Reviews are 600 words when
covering the work of a single artist and 800 words when
discussing the work of more than one artist (in both cases, +/- ten words). Faculty and student exhibitions do not
constitute acceptable group shows.
a) The editors will not
consider submissions in which a writer: writes about his/her
work, the work of someone with whom the writer has a personal
relationship, the work of someone with whom the writer has a
financial relationship, any gallery that represents his/her
work, any relative, any gallery institutionally related to the
organization employing the writer or a colleague in the
institution employing the writer.
b) The editors will not
consider submissions by a writer who has been hired to write a
catalogue essay for the same artist or gallery within the past
year. The exception, to be determined by the editors, shall be a
curator who has shown an artist's work and whose expertise on
the artist would be considered an advantage in writing the
c) The editors will not
consider submissions by a writer whom the gallery or artist has
paid or commissioned to write the article in question.
Suggestions from galleries are permitted but the editors make
the final decision.
d) The editors will not
consider a submission by a writer who collects the work of the
artist in question.
e) Writers may not write
reviews or articles for ART PAPERS on exhibitions that they
already have covered for other publications.
f) The editors shall
decide whether to cover exhibitions curated by, featuring or
including the work of any writer for ART PAPERS.