Temporary Art Review continually accepts unsolicited Essays and Reviews for consideration. You may pitch us your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include two writing samples), or email a final text using the guidelines below. Please note that all unsolicited articles will be reviewed by our Editors, but there is no guarantee that they will be published.
In 2014, Temporary Art Review relaunched with an experimental ‘anti-profit’ economic model for online publishing driven by a bartering system which uses ad credit as a common currency to distribute value cooperatively among its many active contributors and partners. Thanks to sponsorships from other artist-centric organizations and a partial grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (through our publisher The Luminary), we have now also created a dedicated fund for paying writers and guest editors. Authors with accepted articles may now choose between ad credit or cash payment (as funds are available), typically $50 for Reviews and Interviews and $75 for Essays. Ad credits may in turn be used by the authors for their own purposes, bartered further to someone else or even sold to subsidize their own writing practice.
ESSAYS present in-depth research and/or experimental form on a variety of topics.
Guidelines: Essays purposely have an open format that may be multimedia and/or experimental in nature. Text may be submitted by shared google doc or emailed word doc.
– author’s full name
– text-based essays are typically 1000-2000 words
Please attach: at least one, but up to 20 good digital .jpg images, 1050px wide
These should be requested directly from the person/venue and be of the best possible quality. Please include a title list with relevant photo credits formatted as described below.
REVIEWS feature short-form criticism about exhibitions, events, publications and any other format that prompts a critical response. Reviews should be timely and unbiased to be considered by our editors. Please note that Temporary Art Review focuses on artist-run, independent and non-profit spaces and projects, and typically does not publish reviews of commercial gallery or museum exhibitions.
Guidelines: Titles are formatted: ARTIST AT VENUE or GROUP SHOW AT VENUE
Text may be submitted by shared google doc or emailed word doc.
– title, location and venue information
– author’s full name
– text equaling 500-900 words (longer Reviews may be submitted as Essays)
Please attach: 5-20 good digital .jpg images, 1050px wide
These should be requested directly from the venue and be of the best possible quality. Please include a title list with relevant photo credits formatted as described below.
INTERVIEWS feature long-form conversations with artists, curators, community organizers and more.
Guidelines: We prefer interviews to be pitched and approved before they are conducted.
Please email email@example.com for more information.
PROFILES highlight innovative sites and projects as commanding models for sustainable practice, serve as a practical resource for artists and administrators and create a dynamic archive of self-organized projects for research and reflection.
Guidelines: Profiles are typically managed by editors, however, if you would like to recommend a site or project to be profiled please email the information (typically a website) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
– If you would like your site or project to be considered for a Profile, please email your answers to these questions to email@example.com for consideration. Please attach at least one, but up to 20 digital .jpg images, 1050px wide, of the best possible quality and a title list with relevant photo credits formatted as described below. Please note that submission does not guarantee the profile will be published.
IMAGE CAPTION FORMATTING
Please use this guide in formatting slide text captions with what information you have or has been provided to you. Sometimes, if the formatting seems awkward because of missing information, it is worth finding the correct information (actual exhibition title, etc.) and/or to leave out unnecessary/obvious descriptions (window installation, screening, etc.). And sometimes, you just have to go with what looks best.
Artist. “Artwork (detail/installation view)” YEAR. Description of what is going on (i.e. Installation view). “Exhibition Title” Curated by Name, YEAR. Exhibition Space, Location. Courtesy of Place. Photo: Name
“Exhibition Title” Description of what is going on. Curated by Name, YEAR. Exhibition Space, Location. Courtesy of Place. Photo: Name