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Call for Art

Seeking 15-20 images of art for a flash fiction folio

Marginalia | Call for Art, Flash Fiction, art, love
January 25, 2023

The Margins seeks visual art to accompany an online folio of flash fiction on the theme of “Love Letters” edited by flash editor Yi Wei. 

  • What we are looking for: 15-20 pieces of visual art to accompany each story in the folio. The 15-20 images may be separate pieces or details of a smaller number of pieces. (A recent example of a flash fiction folio is here, accompanied by art by Chitra Ganesh.) 

    We are open to original art made in response to the stories in the folio or to reprinting art that suits the folio’s theme.

  • About the folio: This folio, loosely titled “Love Letters,” will focus on stories, poems, and hybrid texts that expand our conceptions of love outside of the strictly obsessive, romantic, and singular. These pieces explore how these feelings pervade even the most mundane interactions and relationships of our day-to-day, speaking truth back into ourselves and the people we love or have desired. We hope this folio will walk the reader back into the world more vibrantly aware of the love they have shared within it. 
  • Timeline: We plan to publish the folio online in late February or early March. We would like to have final images toward the end of February; the exact date will be determined in conversation with the artist.
  • Compensation: We can pay a total flat fee of $250 to $500. The exact rate will depend on the number of pieces used and whether the art was reprinted or made specifically for this project.

    We will also work with the artist to publish a short piece about their work. Recent examples include our collaborations with artists Chitra Ganesh, Neil Doloricon, Su Yu-Xin, and Satsuki Shibuya.

  • What to send us: Email themargins@aaww.org and yiwei.writing@gmail.com and include the following info:
    • Your name and bio
    • A link to your website if you have one
    • A link or attachment of 3-5 images you think might suit this project
    • A brief description (no more than 200 words) of your work and whether you’d like to make original art for the project or use reprints.

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Margins is an award-winning digital magazine of literature, arts, and ideas published by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW). The Margins draws upon a commitment to social justice to imagine a vibrant, nuanced, multiracial, and transnational Asian America. We feature original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, critical essays, reportage, translations, interviews, and experimental and hybrid-genre work. Read more here.