SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
So you want to write about art, do you? Great! We welcome submissions as long as they are well written, well researched, and, most importantly, do not constitute an act of plagiarism. Below are some important guidelines to follow:
- Please make sure that you do not submit a document with spelling errors, typing errors, poor syntax, or otherwise not proof read. Sometimes errors slip through and that's okay. If we spot them we'll fix them, but avoid submitting a piece with tons of mistakes.
- Send us your article in Word as a .doc - this is the easiest way for us to re-format your article for our site.
- Your article should run anywhere between 800-3000 words, but we will consider longer submissions. We like long articles as long as they are well researched and interesting to read. We pride ourselves on being one of those special places on the internet with in-depth content, so don't feel constrained by this point. If your article is really long, we'll just break it up into parts.
- Your article should have a title that is relevant to the content of your piece. Remember to include your name. We accept pseudonyms. You may include a brief bio of yourself if you wish (maximum 100 words).You may also include a direct link to your blog or personal website.
- While we will not accept “featured artists” interview submissions, you can write within any other category in Exhibeo Art Magazine. Op-ed pieces are welcome.
- Make sure that you properly annotate your sources. This is important. Note that even indirect quotes (i.e. paraphrasing) require that you name your source. Use endnotes. List the full url of the page for a web source.
- For books, follow this format: Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book (in italics), Publishing House, Year of Publication, Page.
- For articles from a magazine or journal, follow this format: Author’s Last Name, First Name, “Title of Article in Quotation Marks”, Magazine/Journal in italics, Volume/number, (Date of publication in brackets), page number.
- Listing the source of any image submitted within the body of your text is essential. If procured from a web source, it is important that you name that source. Copyright violation is a big deal to us. A really good place to find free images is wikicommons. We use that resource all the time. If all images in the text belong to you (i.e you took pictures at an art show), list your own name as the source for the images in this manner: ©First Name, Last Name, 2014. If the content of your pictures involves a prominently featured work of art, the artist of said work must be credited before your copyright: “Title of Art” by Jane Doe, ©Your Name, 2014.
- We accept articles that have previously been published on your personal blog. We even accept articles that have been published on third party blogs. The important thing is that you still retain the copyright of your material. If you were paid to write a piece for the New York Times, chances are they retain the exclusive rights to publish your material, which means we wouldn't be able to publish that.
- We do not offer any financial reward or salary for submitted material. That being said, we do offer you the opportunity to use your article as a powerful marketing tool by providing you with an opportunity to drive traffic to your site. Our audience becomes your audience.
- Give us 7 days to read your article and get back to you. We won't leave you hanging. We are committed to fostering a positive relationship with prospective contributors to Exhibeo Art Magazine.