Thank you for your interest in FULL BLEDE.
Submissions are currently closed, but you can get an idea of the guidelines and FAQ below. Feel free to contact us with any questions: fullblede@gmail.com.
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Submission Form

Step One: details about you and the work

Name *
Name
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Phone
Phone
Medium *
This information will be published on Contributors page.
Briefly summarize what the work is—this will NOT be published, but is for internal purposes only.
If text, indicate word count. If artwork, indicate actual dimensions. This information will be published for image-based work on Contributors page.
This is optional, but encouraged. Your statement will be published on the Contributors page. Feel free to explain the work, editorialize, raise questions—whatever you'd like to say in relation to the theme and how your work addresses it. Please keep it brief!

Once you hit submit, please return to this page to complete Step Two: image and text submission.


Step Two: image and text submission

Please be sure to also complete Step One, above.

For images submit .jpeg, .png, .psd, or .ai (all text outlined) as CMYK files (no RGB). For text: submit a .pdf. Sending low resolution images is fine, but if work is selected you will likely be asked to resize to high resolution (300 dpi). If you're not sure how to do this, don't worry, we're happy to help! Keep the layout of the newspaper in mind when formatting images, see suggested size chart below. 

 

Submissions FAQ:

Is there a submission fee?
No! 

Will you pay me?
Not at this time.

Who's paying for this thing?
The paper is independently published by Sacha Baumann. If you would like to help offset printing fees, donations are graciously accepted. Sponsorship is also available.

What kind of work is accepted?
Essays, poetry, 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We do not publish: reviews of art exhibitions, work that does not address the issue's theme, works that depict government officials, or hate speech (obvs).

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).

Can I make a statement about my work?
Yes! You are encouraged to include a brief statement with your work, which will be published on the Contributor's Page. The statement should be in relation to your work and the theme—raise questions, editorialize, detail process, or elaborate on your thoughts surrounding the work and theme.

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.

What kind of files do you want?
For images: submit .jpg, .png, or .ai (all text outlined) as CMYK files (no RGB). For text: submit a .pdf. Sending low resolution images is fine, but if your work is selected you will likely be asked to resize to high resolution (300 dpi). If you're not sure how to do this, don't worry, we're happy to help! Keep the layout of the newspaper in mind when formatting images, see suggested size chart below. 

How big is this newspaper?
FULL BLEDE is a 11" x 17" broadsheet, with a 22" x 17" spread, .5" margins, and .25 gutters. See image below with optimum sizing for visual work. The paper is 16-24 pages and the current printing is 100 copies.

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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Submitting images? Keep the dimensions below in mind as a guideline. FULL BLEDE is based on a 3 column by 6 row grid, 11" x 17" with .5" margins and .25" gutters. Sizes that work really well in this grid structure are indicated below. In terms of pixels, if filling width of page, aim for 2940-3000 pixels wide. Questions? Email us! fullblede@gmail.com

 

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