Call For Submissions

This call for submissions is open to all.

Full Bleed, an annual print journal of art and design, seeks submissions for its second issue, forthcoming in Spring 2018. We publish criticism, belle lettres, poetry, fiction, artwork, and graphic essays. All contributors will receive a modest honorarium for their work.

For Issue Two, we are especially, but not exclusively, interested in content that critiques narratives and representations arising from contemporary crises. We would also welcome criticism of artwork concerning crises of the past, present, or future. Submissions of scholarship from art historians, critics, and theorists will be peer-reviewed.

In addition to feature-length essays of up to 7500 words, Full Bleed publishes shorter, recurring columns of approximately 1000 to 2000 words. These include "Close Looks", in which writers offer in-depth critiques of individual artworks; "Design Futures", in which designers propose new ideas relevant to contemporary challenges facing their disciplines; and "Cities", which examines urban conditions, innovations, and tendencies. We would also welcome shorter essays on work life, unusual studio and gallery spaces, transformational encounters with works of art, notable new books, and archival discoveries.             

Please send previously unpublished work along with a brief biography to by January 15.  

Published annually by the Maryland Institute College of Art, Full Bleed is committed to cultivating aesthetic experience and progressive design while furthering understanding of contemporary conditions. We favor criticism that emanates personality, experiments with form, and casts an aesthetic spell of its own. We encourage contrarian argument on fundamental questions of value and ambitious critical essays on cultural phenomena that are of active concern to living artists and designers.



Paul Jaskunas