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!

2023.1: Food Edition

Food is cultural. Food is political. Food is sustenance to maintain our existence. Food can comfort and delight. Food has been prevalent in image-making for millennia, whether as subject matter (from depictions in prehistoric visual narratives to our modern fascination with photographing food for social media) or as the physical materials by which the artwork is produced. From recipes and meals made and shared with friends and family, to snacks in the printshop during late night work, our relationship with food reflects our needs, moods, and cultural backgrounds. The satisfaction of sating the pangs of hunger with the pleasure of a favourite food has a flip side, such as knowing there are those that go without, food scarcity, price gouging at the grocery, precarious access, and food waste. For the 2023.1 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 Food. Given the theme, we welcome personal essays that highlight recipes in relation to your art practice and the rhythms of your daily life.

Send your pitch to [email protected], following the submission guidelines below.

Pitch submission deadline: February 10, 2023

Final copy due: April 10, 2023
Issue release: late April / early May 2023

Click here to download this call as a PDF: SNAPline Call for contributors 2023.1

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.

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.

Attach your pitch and samples as google docs files if possible, or pdf files.

Include a bio or tell us about yourself.

Contributor fees

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

Any questions? Please contact: [email protected]