Due Date: 01-15-2023
Full Bleed, an annual journal exploring the intersection of the visual and literary arts, seeks submissions for its sixth issue, forthcoming in spring 2023.
We publish criticism, belles lettres, visual art, illustration, fiction, poetry, and graphic essays. We are always happy to feature collaborations between writers and artists, ekphrastic creations, and groundbreaking critical essays.
For issue six, we are especially interested in submissions on the theme of materials—their unique aesthetic qualities, social histories, means of production, environmental costs, and layered meanings. Send us work that contemplates the virtues, potential, or politics of ink, paper, oil paint, dye, textiles, charcoal, lead, soil, wood, etc.
This call is open to all except current students at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), which publishes Full Bleed.
All submissions should be sent through our Submittable page by 15 January 2023. Those interested in first sharing essay proposals may do so by 15 November (also through our Submittable page). Note that acceptance of proposals does not guarantee publication in the issue. Also, you need not have sent a proposal to submit completed work.
Final selections for the issue will be made by the journal’s editor and board members in close consultation with participants in Publishing Culture, an upper-level, spring-semester course at MICA. Each contributor will receive a modest honorarium and a complimentary copy of the issue. More information is available at https://www.full-bleed.org/submit.