Submissions are now being accepted for
FULL BLEDE Issue Eight: The Interpenetrate
on a rolling basis, with early submissions encouraged.
The deadline is March 10, 2019.
All submissions must reflect the theme and be accompanied by a brief statement which elaborates on their connection (see FAQ and form below for details). Here’s some ideation on The Interpenetrate:
Selected submissions will explore penetration and permeation between forms, ideas, or states. The Interpenetrate assumes reciprocity and an interlocking, where any initial resistance is overcome and subjects unite. Results may be a perfect union or may be unsettling, dizzingy, and hard to define. Previously distinct boundaries and contours meld into singularity. Results may also be subtle, but nonetheless permanent—making it impossible to separate the new form or idea from its sources.
The theme is particularly concerned with a reinterpretation of figure-ground in expressions of the body and landscape, by embracing ambiguity. In The Interpenetrate figure/ground and body/landscape is de-objectified, confusing the nature of perception and creating a phenomenological rift.
“In the case of art, we cannot consider, in the symbol, the arbitrariness between meaning and signification, since art itself consists precisely in the connection, the affinity, and the concrete interpenetration of meaning and of form.” — Hegel
“...two systems interlace, interpenetrate each other, so that the slightest modification of the one is followed by a corresponding change in the other.” — George Henry Lewes
“I was the figure in the landscape and every sculpture contained to a greater or lesser degree the ever-changing forms and contours embodying my own response to a given position in the landscape.” —Barbara Hepworth
“The answer may be in the purple football bar of the Venn diagram.” — Molly Segal
Please read through Submission FAQ before filing out the form. Because of the large number received, submissions that are incomplete or have files named incorrectly will not be considered. Reach out via email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to talk through some ideas.
What is the deadline for Issue Eight?
March 10, accepted on a rolling basis with early submissions strongly encouraged.
Is there a submission fee?
How do I get a copy of the newspaper?
Grab a copy at the launch, select Los Angeles locations, or order online. The newspaper is free, however if you order online there is a small fee which helps to (partially) cover the costs of printing and postage. Once the hardcopies are gone, free digital downloads are available.
My submission was accepted, will you send me a copy?
You will not be automatically sent a newspaper, but can grab a copy at the issue launch and select Los Angeles locations, or order from this website. The newspaper is free, however if you order online there is a small fee which helps to (partially) cover the costs of printing and postage. Once the hardcopies are gone, free digital downloads are 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.