Submissions and Pitches
smART Magazine is now accepting submissions and pitches for Issue No.11, from writers, illustrators, and photographers anywhere in the world. Issue 11: 1NTERSECT1ONS, welcomes stories in the visual and performing arts that celebrate intersections in cultures, mediums, art-forms, demographics, genres, and more.
Please email submissions to submit @ smartbylighthouse.com, with the following subject line format:
Your name | Section you’re submitting to | Issue 11
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.
Each writer is invited to contribute 1 piece for each of the sections below, though more can be contributed depending on interest. We are open to featuring artists from a wide selection of genres and formats, with a preference for highlighting independent artists from marginalized/racialized populations. Length of coverage ranges from 100-word album reviews to 1,500-word interviews, with fees to be negotiated depending on scope.
Performing Arts: We are interested in artists that push boundaries in all genres. Our core focus is in alternative music (alt-rock, alt-pop, folk/alt-folk) and intersections with classical music.
Visual Arts: This section is organized as a makeshift gallery, featuring a curated selection of conversations with visual artists of all stripes. These conversations are loosely organized around a central theme, but we encourage writers to submit
Arts & Letters: This section features essays of various lengths on contemporary social issues, commentary, and recommendations in the visual and performing arts at large.
We are also in need of assistance in transcribing and preparing pre-recorded interviews for publication - please indicate in your email if you are interested in contributing in this regard.
Issue 11 - our winter issue - is slated for the end of January/Early February. So pitches should prioritize events, exhibits, albums, productions that fall within the January-April time frame. Pitches for events within the November-January time frame may also be accepted in the context of an analysis/review/notable mention.
SPECIAL CALL OUTS
In support of this historic moment of resistance in Iran, smART Magazine is seeking stories that highlight Persian artists and artists of the Persian diaspora working in any medium.
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
* 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.