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The Ekphrastic Review is an online journal of "writing and art on art and writing."
We have attracted and inspired incredible writing prompted by visual art.
We also feature art "on writing" and have showcased paintings based on literature including classical and religious mythology; art with text; and art that literally shows people reading.
Art history is a wealth of visual work illustrating and interpreting literature, and art in every culture around the world is naturally based on stories of mythology and spirituality.
We are committed to showcasing living artists. One direction we want to grow in is to exhibit work from and engage deeper with practicing artists.
We encourage submissions from contemporary artists. So far we have received very few and want this to change!
Guidelines for Art Submissions to The Ekphrastic Review
Attach one to five small jpegs clearly titled, or supply links directly to the work being submitted.
All artwork featured in Ekphrastic must be "art on writing."
This can mean:
-a literal illustration of a book, play, scene from a story
-an abstract interpretation, interrogation, or impression of a story or a literary theme
-an artwork about a writer
-art inspired by a poem
-art inspired by or interpreting a lyric or the whole song
-artwork that is inspired by classical mythology and any mythologies from any culture around the world
-artwork showing scenes from or inspired by sacred stories: Judeo-Christian themes are the backbone of art history in western civilization and we encourage contemporary interpretations to add to this rich legacy, and we are also interested in artwork inspired by the sacred stories of other cultures
-artwork that features words, or text, or letters, or writing
-artwork that shows books or people reading
-artwork that interprets "writing" in any way not explicitly mentioned
-painting, sculpture, photography, collage, installation, drawing, pastels, mixed media- any visual artform is welcome
-we want to see diverse styles: abstract, still life, expressionist, impressionist, figurative, illustration, photography, cartoon, graphic poem, comic- there are no limits if the work fits the required subject matter
-we encourage submissions from all artists, anywhere in the world
Please include a brief write up, from a sentence or two to a few paragraphs at most, about how the piece or your work in general are informed and inspired by text, writing, literature, or religious and mythological stories.
Please include a brief biography.
Lorette at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ekphrastic Review
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