Superpresent - Fall Issue - An Archive - Call for Artists


Superpresent is a quarterly magazine of the arts. Superpresent is available free online and a limited run of print copies for each issue. Superpresent publishes poems, short stories, essays, visual art pieces, experimental art, video art, and sound art.

We accept submissions from anywhere in the world.

No fees for submission.

The theme for the Fall Issue is “An Archive.”

Webster’s defines an “archive” as no more than “a repository or collection.”  But, in an age when we have accumulated more information than any single person could comprehend, we suspect that archives can be (should be?) more than that.  From Alexandria to archive.org, humans have tried to collect. And lost. What was on scrolls in a jar not to be found, or lost in fire and ice, or on a cassette or floppy disk in an attic with no machine to read it? Artists like Kabokov, Warhol, and Phillips and writers like Borges, Sebald, and O’Brien have created, explored, and referenced various archives.  Since there can be no single archive of all information, how do we parse what we have, knowing that it will always be incomplete?  What are the systems that writers and artists have devised in their own work?  We want you to tell us, to show us “an archive”…—

How to Apply

Submissions Due September 1st

Visual Art Guidelines:

  • We will accept art in JPEG format.
  • Artwork must be 300 dpi or higher.
  • All artwork must be at least 8.5’’ x 11’’ to fit in the magazine.
  • Up to three images may be submitted

Written Guidelines :

  • We accept submissions in DOC, DOCX, and RTF formats.
  • For poetry, up to three poems, one per page
  • Essays and short stories should be 500-2000 words.

Video and Sound Guidelines:

  • Send a link to the video or sound file posting (Youtube, etc)
  • Provide a short description of the piece (up to 100 words)
  • For videos provide up to three still images

Include a 50-100 word bio written in the third person with your submission.

Please send your submissions to editor@superpresent.org

Copyright and publication specifications: First Serial Rights



Deadline: 01/09/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: US/Central)

Call for Artists, Opportunities
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