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Number seeks writing that critically explores the visual arts of the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas region. Number prefers proposals to completed articles. For features and interviews, the proposal should be 125 – 250 words. Proposals for exhibition reviews and regional updates should be 50 words. Tell us who and what you want to discuss and what you plan to say. If you haven’t written for Number before, please include two brief writing samples (1,000 – 2,000 words) along with a short bio (40 words) describing your background and interests. The editor will evaluate proposals based on quality, relevance, and available space. Proposals may be submitted to guesteditor@numberinc.org.


Number will not consider contributions regarding: the artwork of someone with whom the writer has a personal relationship; the work of an artist, gallery, or institution with whom the writer has a financial relationship or internship; any gallery that represents the writer’s work. We also will not consider submissions by a writer whom the gallery or artist has paid or commissioned to write the article in question, or a submission by a writer who collects the work of the artist in question.


We reserve the right to terminate acceptance of your article without compensation if we discover you have misrepresented yourself or if the final form of the article diverges markedly from the agreed upon topic, format, or deadline.

Accepted submissions will be considered for print and online publication. At this time writers will only be paid for work published in the print editions of Number.



Number is seeking content for our 96th issue and for website publication. Your pitch must be at least 3-4 sentences describing content, venue, location, artist names, etc. Please also include what form your contribution would take: essay, exhibition review, interview, feature article, regional update, nontraditional, and so on. Reviews and updates do not need to follow issue #95’s thematic path. Below are full details about the call. We look forward to hearing your ideas.


Issue No.96: Dependency

Guest Editor: Laura Denzer

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No. 96 Topic: Dependency

Humans live within and through structures of dependency. From atoms to biospheres, animals to industries, dependent relationships experience both continuity and change. Dependency on parents or other primary caretakers eventually ends (or it doesn’t), so new people must be found; friends, enemies, or new pursuits fill the void, or institutions now offer a different kind of safety. We may assume a position as guardian of another being, facility, or tradition, on which we may, in turn, come to depend on. Addiction to substances or habits may consume our lives or simply make days tolerable. A medical dependency may keep us above ground a while longer. Choices you make, as well as others’ choices, will direct relations of power and control, determining what we hang on to, and what hangs onto us.


Dependency is a mode of relation, both good, bad, and neither. A state of dependency may be beneficial or damaging, imperative, unnecessary, or parasitic, for the individual, or collective. Symbiosis happens. Assessing the state of things may not be clear-cut. Dependent relations may be multivalent and fluctuate, evolve, or reproduce over time. Specific states of dependency may be probed intuitively and analytically, helping to reveal who and where we are, how things work, and maybe something about the nature of dependency itself..


September 10th: Email pitches to guest-editor@numberinc.org or cc mikecalway-fagen@numberinc.org

September 26th: If accepted, finished text, images, and info should be submitted through the Submittable link on the No. website.


Payment scale for print and web:

Regional Update (500 words)— $50

Review (700-1000 words)—$75

Interview (1000-1500 words)—$100

Feature Article (1000-1500 words)—$100


Thank you and we look forward to receiving your proposals.