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In Issue Six: The Parapraxis, the broadsheet’s collaborators will explore slips: misspoken words, typos, faulty brushstrokes, the seemingly unintended focus of a lens, forgetting that which should be readily known. For some this forgetfulness or misplacement may represent the fulfillment of an unconscious wish—innermost, locked away desires announcing themselves, seemingly without control. In visual art they may be seen as intentionalist, wherein artwork always represents the artist’s true intentions. Often witnessing parapraxis is precious and humorous, but squeamishly embarrassing for the one who misperforms. Just as frequently it goes unseen or heard, which in itself may reveal attitudes or desires. Unexpected outputs, acknowledged or not, may be read as wishful acts. Suppressed proclivities arise and the reaction may be to ignore, hastily erase, welcome, or simply not even notice. Issue Six: The Parapraxis invites writers, visual artists, and designers to explore slips—their own or those of others.

For more ideation, read blog posts Parapraxis much? and Slips in the making and seeing.

The deadline was September 16. 

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Submissions FAQ:

What is the deadline for Issue Six?
September 16, accepted on a rolling basis with early submissions encouraged.

Is there a submission fee?
No.

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 fullblede@gmail.com.

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We do not publish: reviews of art exhibitions, work that does not address the issue's theme, written works that have been published within the last year, visual works that have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 needed and how big should they be?
Accepted image files: .jpg, .png, or .ai (all text outlined) files that are saved as CMYK (no RGB). 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. 

How should I format images?
CMYK, 300 dpi, and, as a rule of thumb, the images should be at least 2,940 pixels wide. You can send lower resolution images that are RGB, but if chosen you will be asked to resize them—make sure you have a large enough source file.

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 even be paired with another. Look at past issues to get a sense of layouts.

What if I don’t know how to format the image?
If you're not sure how to format your image files, don't worry, we're happy to help, just reach out! For text, send a .pdf with line breaks where you'd like them. Keep the layout of the newspaper in mind when formatting your image(s) and text—it may be useful to look through previous issues.

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 200 copies were printed. Free downloads are available of issues once they “sell out.”

What's with the name?
FULL BLEDE is a nod to the printing terms "full bleed" and "lede." It also implies content which is unabridged and to the edge.

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.

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