Call for Contributors: Upcoming Issues

SNAPline is our publication focused on printmaking and contemporary art writing, and is published three times annually. We are interested in hearing your ideas on topics related to printmaking that engage, critique, and/or challenge our notions of print works. Contributions could include: editorials or essays; exhibition, book, or film reviews; artist interviews or profiles; visual essays, illustrations, or comics…and more. Each publication has a specific theme; you’re invited to pitch us an idea to the theme that interests you. We look forward to hearing from you!

2024.2: Queer

For the 2024.2 edition of SNAPline, we welcome a broad range of contributions, from articles to interviews to visual essays to illustrations and comics on the topic of Queer. This edition’s Guest Editor is Michelle Lavoie. 

Please see her call for submissions below: 

So where exactly is queer in 2024 in Alberta, in Canada, internationally? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself lately. By way of introduction, my name is Michelle Lavoie and I am an artist, curator, researcher and educator. I identify as lesbian and queer and I am a long-time member of both SNAP and Edmonton’s 2SLGBTQ+ community, and I’m delighted to act as guest editor for SNAPline’s upcoming issue titled: QUEER.

Reflecting on queer – what it is and where it might be, I turn to activist, scholar, and educator bell hooks. She said that queer was a space created out of necessity by those for which nothing else fits. Queer, she maintained, was place built to act as a ground upon which to stand, to speak, to live, to survive and to thrive. So how do we do that here and now? We live in politically contested times. Vitriol, disinformation, and dehumanizing language targeting minority groups pervades social and popular media. Threats of violence permeate the public sphere and violence targeting minority groups is escalating. Anti-2SLGBTQ+ police reported hate crimes in Canada rose 62% between 2022 and 2023. 2SLGBTQ+ identities, resources, and scholarship are currently under threat of erasure. As a result, the health and wellbeing of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and communities will be undermined. When spaces of public discourse shrink, so too do places to stand and speak as a queer person. Historian Timothy Snyder cautions that tyranny is always possible, but so too is resistance. So, my queer friends, where is queer now and how are we carving out queer spaces and places from which to stand, speak, live, survive and thrive?

This is a call for submissions to SNAPline: QUEER. We are looking for artwork and articles by queer print-artists. We need a pitch from you featuring a few images and a few sentences about your idea for either an image essay or an article for the upcoming issue of SNAPline.

Send your pitch to [email protected], following the submission guidelines below (Call Opens May 7th).

Pitch submission deadline (updated): May 21st, 2024

Draft deadline: July 8
Final copy deadline: July 15
Publishing: Late August

Upcoming Themes for 2024: Labels

Submission Guidelines

Submit your pitch by email to [email protected] 

For written contributions, pitch us an idea (300 words or less), expressing how the proposed writing (1500 words or less) would engage with the issue’s theme, along with samples of previous writing.

For visual contributions, provide a pitch (300 words or less) outlining how the content (a set of images with a statement of 500 words or less) would engage with the issue’s theme, along with up to three .jpeg images of the work proposed or, if the work is in progress, examples of previous works.

You must follow these guidelines in your pitch:

  • Mention the format of your proposed work (written contribution, visual essay, single illustration, comic, interview, etc)
  • Include the proposed word count and/or image count. If proposing a comic, include proposed page count. Approximate numbers are fine.
  • Attach your pitch and samples as google docs files, or pdf files. Attach them as separate and do not type your pitch in the email, as only attachments will be viewed by jury members.  
  • Optional: Include a bio or tell us about yourself.

Note for visual contributions: Final images must be in .TIFF, .JPEG, or PDF with a minimum resolution of 300dpi. Final publication page size is limited to 8.5”h x 5.5”w or a spread of 8.5”h x 11”w.

Contributor fees

Contributor fees range from $350 – $600 based on page number / word count / total available budget

Any questions? Please contact: [email protected]