Submissions

Reviews

 

Got an upcoming production you'd like to review? smART Magazine is now accepting submissions and pitches for reviews anywhere in the world. Reviews are being accepted for the sections: 

 

  • Concerts / Stage Productions of any kind

  • Theatre 

  • Dance 

  • Exhibits 

  • Album releases

* Please make submissions to submit (at) smartbylighthouse.com, with the following subject line format: Your name | Review | Event/Artist 

* Word count for reviews are 500 words or less. Fees will be determined on a case to case basis.

Submissions and Pitches

 

smART Magazine is now accepting submissions and pitches for Issue No.10, from writers, illustrators, and photographers anywhere in the world. Submissions are available for the five sections below. Please email submissions to submit @ smartbylighthouse.com, with the following subject line format:
Your name | Section you’re submitting to | Issue 10 

Pitch and Submission format:

  • Pitches (100 words or less, including links and social handles where appropriate) can include your personal connection to the pitch/why you find the story compelling. 

  • Please write pitches in the body of the email and/or attach submissions as a Google doc or Word document (with <30 word description in the email). 

  • A strong preference is given to pitches and submissions that highlight under-represented artists and communities, and/or brings attention to issues of equity and inclusivity within arts communities on the local and global scale. 

  • ​For submissions, contributors can review suggested editorial changes before accepting fees and publication.

1) Visual arts

smART Magazine welcomes pitches and submissions that preview, review, celebrate, critique, or analyse artists, exhibits, and artworks in the visual arts at large.

2) Music

smART Magazine welcomes pitches and submissions that preview, review, celebrate, critique, or analyse albums, concerts, performances, productions, composers, and musicians at large, with a preference for experimental, jazz, and orchestral music. 

3) Theatre & Performance

smART Magazine welcomes pitches and submissions that preview, review, celebrate, critique, or analyse theatrical and cinematic productions, directors, actors, writers, studios, and production companies.

4) Arts & Letters

​smART Magazine welcomes essay submissions (500-3500 words) on any topic related to the visual, music, and performing arts, or an art form that interests you.

Illustration and Photography Submission details:

  • Subject to the four sections above, smART Magazine is accepting illustrations and photography in digital form, as either a .jpeg or .png file (preferably in both). 

  • Images should be able to be scaled to occupy a single page (11 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide).

Editorial Intern - Admin

 

Title: smART Magazine Editorial Intern (Admin Role)

Commitment: 5 hours a week, for 3 months

 

Hey Toronto creatives!

Looking for an intern position at a growing arts publication? 

 

smART Magazine x You Got This Gigs are looking for a burgeoning creative who likes to help others, wants to round out their CV, and get some digital research/experience!

As an Editorial Intern, you will be working with both smART Magazine (an international arts publication) and You Got This Gigs (a digital opportunity board for creatives). In this unique role, you will be learning and working on improving the experiences & knowledge available for the North American creative community. This includes writing and research skills to locate job calls, identify job trends, composing articles & conducting interviews to highlight creative organizations and opportunities for a broad public base.

 

This role is ideal for a creative person looking to foster community engagement, is inquisitive, self-starting, and self-reliant. While the position is remote, residents in Toronto and its surrounding areas will be preferred. 


At the end of the internship, the Editorial Intern will have gained insightful experience as a part of an editorial team, honed writing and interview skills, and will have had their work published in an international arts magazine.

Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@smartbylighthouse.com by July 8th.
Applicants will be notified by July 15th.

 

Duties

  • Conduct research for the smART Magazine X YGTG Job Board across North America

  • Assist in creating social media posts for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

  • Create in-depth written pieces on how to help creatives in the workforce (i.e. putting together an eye-catching CV, grant applications, interview employment agencies about what steps you can take to help you better apply for jobs)

  • Imagining what barriers creative folks potentially come up against (restrictions to supplies, no local artist networks, problems with self-promotion), and writing pieces to help bring to light these problems and their potential solutions. 

  • Help measure & understand metric growth on social media platforms

Perks

  • A letter of reference from the Editor-in-Chief of smART Magazine – an international publication – and job recommendations within the magazine. 

  • Tickets to Lighthouse Immersive Exhibits in your area (these are the folks to put out the celebrated Immersive Van Gogh exhibits)

  • Job experience in working for an arts magazine

  • Training in enhancing your social media skills, networking, and job opportunities

  • Access to all of You Got This Gigs tools for creatives (including a Post Newsletter and Deadline Calendar, gaining you access to over 60+ creative opportunities every week!)

Editorial Intern - Copywriter

Title: smART Magazine Editorial Intern (Copywriter)

Commitment: 5 hours a week, for 3 months

Hey Toronto creatives!

Looking for an intern position at a growing arts publication? 

 

smART Magazine is looking for a burgeoning creative who likes to help others, wants to round out their CV, and get some digital research/experience!

 

As an Editorial Intern, you will be working with the editorial team at smART Magazine (a Canadian arts publication with an international scope and a strong digital presence). In this unique role, you will be learning and working on presenting smART Magazine to the creative community and our engaged readers in North America. This includes utilizing writing and research skills to compose articles, conduct interviews to highlight artists and creative organizations on a weekly basis.

 

This role is ideal for a creative person looking to foster community engagement, is inquisitive, self-starting, and self-reliant. While the position is remote, residents in Toronto and its surrounding areas will be preferred. 

 

At the end of the internship, the Editorial Intern will have gained insightful experience as a part of an editorial team, honed writing and interview skills, and will have had their work published in an international arts magazine. 

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to admin@smartbylighthouse.com by July 8th.

Applicants will be notified by July 15th. 

 

Duties

· Conduct research for/on the smART Magazine in visual and performing arts

· Ensure website operates smoothly & minimize glitches

· Assist in composing newsletter entries for the smART Magazine

· Assist in copywriting for social media posts for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

· Help measure & understand metric growth on social media platforms and newsletters

Perks

· A letter of reference from the Editor-in-Chief of smART Magazine, and job recommendations within the magazine. 

· Tickets to Lighthouse Immersive Exhibits in your area (these are the folks to put out the celebrated Immersive Van Gogh exhibits)

· Job experience in working for an arts magazine

· Training in enhancing your social media skills, networking, and job opportunities

· Access to all of You Got This Gigs tools for creatives (including a Post Newsletter and Deadline Calendar, gaining you access to over 60+ creative opportunities every week!)