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In Issue Seven: The Continuant, the broadsheet’s collaborators will explore that which retains its identity even though its states and relations may change. FULL BLEDE invites writers, visual artists, and designers to explore continuants in physical and metaphysical realms.
Not to influence you too much, but here’s another way to think about it: shape shifting.
Submissions must include a statement about the work in relation to the theme.
The deadline is December 16.
The issue will launch on January 13, 2019 at Noysky Projects in conjunction with the exhibition The Continuants, curated by Sacha Baumann, featuring Chelle Barbour, Sydney Mills, Jaklin Romine, and Camilla Taylor.
Have questions or want to talk through ideas? Feel free to reach out via email@example.com.
What is the deadline for Issue Seven?
December 16, accepted on a rolling basis with early submissions encouraged.
Is there a submission fee?
Will you pay me?
Not at this time.
How do I buy a copy?
The newspaper is free. You can grab a copy at the issue launch or order a copy from this website, while supplies last. Once the hard copies are gone, free digital downloads will be available.
Who's paying for this thing?
The newspaper is independently published by Sacha Baumann. If you would like to help offset printing costs, donations are graciously accepted. Sponsorship is also available, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What kind of work is accepted?
Essays, poetry, lists, fiction, graphic design, collage, photography, illustration, sculpture, mixed media, painting—whatever medium suits you that addresses the issue's theme.
What kind of work is not accepted?
We do not publish: reviews of art exhibitions, work that does not address the issue's theme, written works that have been published within the last year, visual works that have been frequently exhibited publicly, works that depict government officials, or hate speech (obvs).
What kind of files are accepted? How big should they be?
For visual works color mode CMYK (no RGB) .jpg, .png, or .ai (all text outlined) files are accepted. For text .pdf files are accepted. Follow this format when naming files: sacha_baumann_1.jpg, sacha_baumann_2.png, sacha_baumann_3.ai. Because of the high number of submissions received, if your files are not named this way, they will not be considered. You can send low resolution files, but keep in mind that if the work is chosen you will be asked to resize them to at least 2,940 pixels wide, 300 dpi, so make sure you have a large enough source file.
How should I save image files?
CMYK, 300 dpi, and at least 2,940 pixels wide. You can send lower resolution images, but if chosen you will be asked to resize them—make sure you have a large enough source file.
What if I don’t know how to format the image or don’t have Photoshop?
If you're not sure how to format your image files, don't worry, we may be able to help, just reach out. Keep in mind we cannot photograph your work for you, however.
How should I name my files?
Follow this example: sacha_baumann_1. jpg, sacha_baumann_2.png, sacha_baumann_3.ai. Because of the high number of submissions received, if your files are not named this way, they will not be considered.
What is the size of a page?
Converted to high resolution pixels, a page is 2,940 x 4,674 px (or 9.8” x 15.58”). Keep in mind that you do not need to fill the page with your image (white space is nice!). Your work might be paired with another. Look at past issues to get a sense of layouts.
I'm submitting writing, what is the maximum word count?
Approximately 2,000 words is the maximum, which is about a full page of text. You may be asked to edit your work for content and length due to various factors (layout, relation to theme, etc).
Do I need an artist's statement?
Yes, but it doesn’t need to be a traditional artist’s statement, unless that is your preference. Submissions require a statement about the work in relation to the theme. Be brief, (150 words maximum), elaborate, raise questions, editorialize, write a poem–whatever you'd like to say, keeping the theme in mind. Please do not refer to yourself in the third person.
Do I retain the rights to my work?
Yes! Explicitly, here is the published Copyright Information: All copyrights for images and text represented on this website and in print are owned by each individual contributor. Sharing is permitted with attribution. Permission to reproduce works, whether in print media or any electronic media, or any technologies not in current use, must be obtained by the artists through FULL BLEDE. Any unauthorized use by any person or entity will render them responsible and liable to the artists for appropriate compensation and other costs, regardless whether the person has profited or is responsible for such unauthorized use.
I submitted. Am I automatically in the issue?
No. Unfortunately not all work will be included in each issue due to size constraints and other considerations.
How big is this newspaper?
FULL BLEDE is a 11" x 17" broadsheet (with a 22" x 17" spread, .5" margins, and .25 gutters). The last issue of the was 44 pages and 300 copies were printed. Free downloads are available of issues once they “sell out.”
How else can I help?
FULL BLEDE is independently published. If you would like to contribute to the cost of printing, donations are graciously accepted.