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Call for Art - Creative Nonfiction Magazine

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Call for Art - Creative Nonfiction Magazine


Creative Nonfiction magazine is seeking illustrations for an upcoming issue on the theme of “home.”


This issue will feature essays and illustrations about home. They say it’s where you hang your hat; it’s where the heart is; it’s where they have to take you in. But what does home mean for communities and individuals facing rising temperatures and extreme weather; wealth disparity and resource scarcity; and the forces of globalization and nationalism? For the spring 2019 issue of Creative Nonfiction magazine, we’re looking for illustrations about what it means to belong somewhere, to find—or, perhaps, lose—your place in the world.


To submit your art for consideration, please email hall@creativenonfiction.org with the following:

  • 3-5 images of your work
  • A link to your online portfolio
  • A brief statement of purpose detailing your work’s connection to the theme “home” OR a proposal for new work on the theme

DEADLINE: March 31, 2019


Creative Nonfiction magazine is true stories, well told. Each issue pairs narrative nonfiction essays with compelling illustrations by a local Pittsburgh artist. Recent issues have tackled themes ranging from starting over to dangerous creations, from science & religion to adaptation. Creative Nonfiction has a circulation of 10,000 worldwide and is printed in Pittsburgh, PA by Broudy Printing.

We accept all types of illustrations, from prints to photography to collage, and will consider both pre-existing work and proposals for original art. We are open to unique and creative interpretations of our themes, as we often publish essays on a broad range of topics in each issue. Above all, we are interested in art that will create a sense of continuity across the issue and engage & compel readers. Please keep in mind that while cover art is reproduced in full color, illustrations inside the magazine will be printed in two colors only.

On average, artists are compensated $500 for existing work with additional funding available in some cases.

To learn more, see examples of past issues, and see future submission calls, visit www.creativenonfiction.org/artists-wanted