The Raw Art Review

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 GUIDELINES (NOT RULES):
 

  1. RAR is looking for short stories, poems and artwork (all media) that use content and form to express powerful emotions, aesthetics, ideas and/or revelations.  We do not discriminate against any particular genre.
  2. The Spring 2019 Issue will appear In Print and as an Online Publication. Artwork and Writing also may be posted to the RAR's home page as a Featured Work of Art.
  3. Submissions may also result in the artist/writer being selected as a Featured Artist in a dedicated gallery or library accessible from the RAR home page.
  4. There are no rules of form and content.  The sole criteria for acceptance is the power of the emotional/psychological/spiritual impact on editors reading the poem.  A piece of writing or artwork can be tightly wrought and beautifully organized or wild and improvisational.
  5. There are no particular trade-craft requirements.  Single or double space, left-center-right justification, long lines/short lines, standard use of punctuation or use of line breaks to set the poem's rhythm, etc.
  6. TYPOS - we understand it is difficult to catch all typos and other "errors".  NOTE: we will presume a typo or error is volitional, so for the purpose of maintaining your intent for the writing or artwork it is in your best interest to review carefully, get help from others, etc.
  7. Review of writing and artwork is blind. Please do not put your name or any other identifying information on your pages.
  8. BIO  is not required at this time.   You can include a BIO if you want or you can use the cover letter space provided on the submission form to tell us about your artwork.  Feel free to skip the cover letter entirely by putting something like "No BIO" in the field. 
  9. Editors are prohibited from rejecting writing or artwork on first review.  All writing and artwork gets at least 2 reviews before a decision is made.  
  10. Editors assume you are smarter than we are.  We will strive to understand your intention ; stay open-minded and try to avoid imposing our presumptions on your work.
  11. We will never use irresponsible and self-aggrandizing slurs to describe your work like "purple writing" or "that technique is a gimmick".
  12. We may use writing and artwork that has been accepted on a revolving basis during the submission period as blog posts on The Raw Art Review's home page.
  13. There is a $3 Fee for submission.  We are also offering a $5 expedite fee.  Expedited work is reviewed and accepted or declined within a week 
  14. We value the slush pile.  (Not a derogatory term among our editors).  Writing or Artwork that is declined is returned, with your permission to the slush pile for future consideration.  We will of course seek your permission before anything in the slush pile is published.
  15. 3 poems, 1 short story, 5 photos of artwork per entry.  You may enter as many times as you like but the $3.00 fee applies to each entry.
  16. Simultaneous submission is fine.  Please withdraw on Submittable if your work has been accepted elsewhere.
  17. Previously published writing or artwork is fine as long as you own republication rights.  We are happy to recognize the original publisher upon your request.
  18. Deadline for submission is May 15, 2019.
  19. You must use Submittable for submissions.  Submittable accounts are free to submitters and the tool is great for organizing and tracking submissions.  If this presents a hardship, please email us at editor@therawartreview.com.
  20. We recognize that the fee may be a deterrent for some submitters who are challenged by financial hardship.  We consider a limited number of requests for financial aid in covering the fee.  Please send an email to editor@therawartreview.com to make a request for financial aid.  PLEASE NOTE:  RAR has its own financial challenges, so please do not request financial aid unless it is absolutely necessary.  Thank you.

 

 
 

  1. One (1) Winner will receive a $100 prize and will have his/her artwork featured on the cover of the Spring 2019 issue of The Raw Art Review:  A Journal of Storm and Urge.  Additional examples of the winner's artwork will be featured at multiple locations in the journal.  Winner will also be presented as a "Featured Artist" on the RAR website home page and will be given his/her own Featured Artist Page on the RAR Website that will include up to 20 images of his/her work.   Winner will be added to the list of candidates for publication of a manuscript length representation of his/her work - an Artist Lookbook or Catalog.
  2. Two (2) Runner-up Winners will receive a $25 prize and will have multiple examples of his/her work featured in the Spring 2019 issue of The Raw Art Review:  A Journal of Storm and Urge.  
  3. Shortlisted contributors will be published in The Raw Art Review Spring 2019 Issue.
  4. We are looking for original artwork in any medium that manifests the energy and power of Storm and Urge.
  5. Please send up to 5 photos of any artwork in any medium using any style.  
  6. The better the photo the better the post.  We recommend you send images that you are happy with yourself.
  7. Anything from photo-realistic to abstract art is welcome.  Photos of paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, mixed-media, etc. are all welcome.  Photos and short films are welcome.  For performance artists, video and/or sound is welcome.  If it is art to you, we want to see it.
  8. Storm and urge can, of course, be an external or internal phenomenon.  Artwork that addresses Storm and Urge wherever and however it is expressed is welcome.
  9. Simultaneous submission is fine.  
  10. Previously published or shown works are fine, as long as you own re-publication rights.  
  11. Current Deadline is April 15, 2019.  Deadline may be extended depending on volume of submissions.
  12. Contest winner will be announced in April 2019.


The Raw Art Review is offering a contest for the production of a manuscript of between 10 and 25 poems for publication as a book by its parent company Uncollected Press.  

  1. Winning manuscripts will be accepted for publication in Chapbook form by Uncollected Press.
  2. Three (3) manuscripts will be accepted for publication in Calendar year 2019 and all costs of production will be handled by Uncollected Press.  (Budget permitting, additional manuscripts may be selected.)
  3. Selection of winning manuscripts is "rolling".  Announcement does not wait for the end of the year or the end of the contest.  We will select winners on an ongoing basis.  If we like a manuscript as a winner, we will selected it and get started with production.
  4. A selection of works from the winning manuscripts will  be presented on a RAR dedicated "Featured Artist" web page navigable from the RAR website home page.
  5. There are no rules of form and content. The sole criteria for selecting manuscripts is the power of the emotional/psychological/spiritual impact on editors reading the poems.  NOTE:  We will attempt to adjust production to artistic elements of the poetry within limits.  Submitters should expect to adapt work to a standard book format.  (The most common trim sizes for standard trade  books include: 5" x 8", 5.5" x 8.5", and 6" x 9". )
  6. There are no particular trade-craft requirements. Single or double space, left-center-right justification, long lines/short lines, standard use of punctuation or not, etc.
  7. TYPOS - we understand it is difficult to catch all typos. NOTE: we will presume a typo is volitional, so for the purpose of maintaining your intent for the poem it is in your best interest to review carefully, get help from other readers, etc.  As part of production, intensive engagement with the poet will address whether the use of language is intentional or a typo.
  8. Acceptable formats for a manuscript of 10 to 25 poems are Word and PDF.  WORD IS PREFERRED.
  9. Uncollected Press will enter into a contracted partnership with winners that will include collaboration on production and distribution of the Chapbook.  
  10. Review of poems is blind. Please do not put your name or any other identifying information on your pages.
  11. Simultaneous submission is fine.
  12. Previously published poems are eligible provided the submitter owns the rights to re-publish.  We are happy to recognize the original publisher on the front-matter page or at other summary locations in the book.
  13. There is no deadline.  Review and selection of manuscripts is ongoing throughout the year.  
  14. Submissions are read and considered in the order that they are received.
  15. You must use Submittable for submissions.
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