Friday, May 15, 2009

The Journal of Artist's Books

Deadline: Ongoing

Publishing Opportunities
The Journal of Artist's Books

Chicago, IL

JAB welcomes submissions of ideas for articles or artist's pages/projects to be included in JAB. We also accept books for review and announcements of activities of interest to the artists' book community.

Submission of Articles
JAB publishes both commissioned and unsolicited articles. JAB is interested in articles that document current artist book activity through reviews of books, exhibitions, opinion pieces, as well as articles about particular artists, presses, and organizations. JAB is also interested in thematic pieces and examinations of book works that focus on the relation between form and content, including historical examples created prior to the time when the term “artist's book” was in use. JAB recognizes that books are a site in which various media come together, whether it be poetry, photography, design, and/or textual and visual narratives and is interested in articles that examine these intersections.

For unsolicited articles, please send a writing sample (or links to writings available online) and a one or two paragraph description of your proposed article. Finished manuscripts are not necessary. You will be notified as to whether your article idea is of interest for an upcoming issue and to make arrangements for submission of a completed manuscript. Completed articles must then go to the editorial board for review and final acceptance.

Submission of Artist Pages or Projects
JAB publishes artist's pages which can either be a single page or a multiple page spread. JAB also publishes inserts to be included with each issue, either as printed components of the issue or stand alone pieces including small artists books. Send proposals along with a pdf attachment of images or other supporting material.

Submission of Books for Review
Students, emerging artists, and mature professionals are encouraged to send recent works to be included in a Received and Noted Column. This column will have a special subsection devoted to showcasing student work. A selection of these books will also be photographed and/or given reviews in the New Books Column. Books submitted become a part of the JAB Archive at the Center for Book & Paper Arts. If you would like your book returned, please send an SASE or package. See the Contact Us page for JAB's mailing address.

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