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The Chart is seeking artists and writers for exhibition reviews, artists’ reflections or studio notes on their own practice, and essays on the dynamics of art and social justice, human rights, politics, and the environment. We are especially interested in working with artists and writers whose perspectives expand conversations around race, sexuality and gender identity, disability, class, nationality, and status.

Types of work we are looking to publish:

+ Exhibition reviews: standard (500–800 words) or brief (200–400 words)
+ Interviews with visual artists and collectives, gallerists and curators, collectors, or other arts professionals
+ Theory in practice
+ Presentations or narratives of artistic/creative projects, ventures, or endeavors
+ Scholarly essays
+ Conversations
+ Studio and practice notes
+ Opinion
+ News stories
+ Portfolios
+ Audio and video pieces that exemplify and/or fit into the above categories

We are also looking to include calls for art/entry, gallery and museum listings, events, exhibitions, performances, etc. Please email those to info@thechart.me with relevant contact information including website if available, dates and times, titles, images if available, and a brief description or submit them directly to our listings here.

Guidelines

Please submit all pitches and/or ideas to info@thechart.me or use the pitch form here. All pitches and submissions should be the writer’s original work and should be submitted in English. Please include your name, email address, and phone number, and website if applicable. Submission to The Chart does not guarantee inclusion in the journal.

Pitches for reviews, interviews, theory, essays, and feature-length work words should include an abstract of about 150 words describing the topic, your point of view, and approach. For time-sensitive articles, please include relevant dates. You may also submit any relevant images; if your work is published in The Chart, we will require at least one high-quality image that you have the rights or explicit permission to use. Pitches should be sent in the body of an email or as a .doc or .rtf file to info@thechart.me, or you can submit pitches and ideas here.

The Chart is excited to work with artists and writers on their work to develop a strong point of view, position, or thesis for the work submitted — if you have an idea, but are unsure about putting it in words, let’s talk!

As we are a small staff, please be patient while we get back to you about your submission as soon as we can!

Our conflict of interest policy

As Maine’s arts community tends to be tight-knit, please use your judgment when submitting pitches and work. While we want to foster smart, bold, poignant work, we also wish to stay honest and drama-free.