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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
+ 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

Guidelines

You can submit all pitches and/or ideas for reviews, interviews, essays, and features to info@thechart.me or use the pitch form here. Please include an abstract of about 150 words describing the topic, your point of view, and approach; we prefer to receive pitches as opposed to finished work. For time-sensitive articles, please include relevant dates. All pitches 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.

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!

And, as we are a very small staff of 1–2, 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, particularly with reviews. While we want to foster smart, bold, poignant work, we also wish to stay honest and drama-free.