Artists, don’t waste your ranting skills in LinkedIN groups!
Open Call AxisWeb has an ongoing open call for Rant writers.
Please see The Rant: Pitch for It! for more information about this paid writing opportunity.
INSPIRE / INFORM / PROFILE / CRITIQUE / DEBATE / REVIEW
The Axisweb webzine looks at the contemporary art scene from the perspective of the artists and curators profiled on Axis and our arts professional audience. The webzine prompts, and engages in, topical debates to critically reflect upon the artistic and curatorial practice represented across the Axis website. The webzine features dynamic content from new and established writers seeking to inspire, inform, profile, critique, review and debate contemporary art.
We are keen to commission contributions which visually, vocally and creatively respond to the contemporary art scene and current debates from both established and emerging writers. For details on contributing see the call for submissions page.
Axis offers a How To guide for writing for the web and promoting yourself online–http://axistest.axisweb.org/atATCL.aspx?AID=2464
General submission guidelines
You should include the following within your email proposal(view call for submissions page for email address):
- a brief outline detailing the artists, area of practice and/or issues you intend to address within your submission. Your outline should not exceed 250 words.
- details regarding the format of your contribution i.e. whether this is a text, interview, discussion, podcast or video clip etc. If you are proposing a contribution that uses media, please state your proficiency in using this.
- a CV or biography.
- examples of previously published articles. This is not essential; we do consider contributions from previously unpublished writers.
As a guide, written texts will not be considered if they are more than 1500 words. Podcasts and audio or video clips are either presented as a series of short clips or as one feature (30 mins max).
Any work commissioned to feature in the webzine is done so on the understanding that it is original material that has not been and will not be published elsewhere. We will consider publishing material that has been or will be published in another source but this MUST be made explicit at the time of submission. If you wish to publish material commissioned by Axis with another publication, at a later date you MUST acknowledge Axis as the commissioner of the work.
If you prefer to send your proposal by post we recommend that you use registered post and retain a copy for yourself; please enclose a self-addressed envelope if you would like this material returned to you.
The selection process
Submitted material will be reviewed by the editor. Proposals will be selected based on their quality and relevance to the current issues and thematic in the webzine. Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis and we will respond to you once your proposal has been considered. Please bear in mind that we only commission a small number of articles each year.
All published material is commissioned in agreement with Axis. If your proposal is selected, a contract will be issued detailing our terms and conditions. For details of our fees please contact Lesley Guy.