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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.

Types of Articles

Feature Articles

  • 1000-1500 words
  • Addresses theme of the issue
  • Includes 2-3 digital images to support writing

Interviews

  • 1000-1500 words
  • Provided in interview format that includes the question
  • 5-10 digital images

Reviews of Regional Exhibitions

  • 700-1000 words
  • Critical and/or interpretive discussion of works presented
  • Include: Title of exhibition, name of artist, location, and dates of exhibition at top of page
  • 3-5 high resolution digital images from the exhibition or artists work
  • Regional artists showing in the area
  • Exhibitions and installations at regional museums, galleries, arts organizations
  • Exhibitions by regional artists outside of the region

Regional Updates

  • 500 words
  • Provides a look at what is happening with the visual arts in your area.
  • 2-3 high resolution digital images to support writing

Arts Issues, Advocacy, and Education

  • 700-1000 words
  • Preference is given to articles focusing on the TN, AR, MS region.
  • Provide information on current issues impacting the arts and arts organizations
  • Advocate for artists, arts organizations, and/or benefits of art to communities
  • Cover art educational topics or activities

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