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Deadline for pitches: April 14, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Please use the form below to submit your pitch.

Pitches must somehow address connections between visual art and place. This can mean many things, and you’re encouraged to take a look around the site to get a sense of the range of things we like to cover. Stories that highlight diverse perspectives and identities, especially BIPOC, Native, and rural voices, are especially encouraged.

  • Stories should be approx. 500-750 words
  • Each writer is compensated USD$300 upon completion of the story
  • Articles will be published in May or June

You may also use this form if you are interested in submitting an original photo essay or proposal for an in-depth interview. At this time, Dovetail does not commission creative writing or stories about your own visual art. (If you would like to submit your artwork for consideration, please visit the share your work page.)

We love personal interpretations and writing based on your experiences. We also focus on informative articles that offer unique insights into artists’ practices, projects, or locations, so we don’t typically feature formal exhibition reviews or criticism. That said, we’re happy to use an exhibition or timely project as a jumping-off point for more in-depth exploration of an artist’s work or ideas.

Please note that there is no additional email confirmation after submitting this form. Your pitch has been successfully sent when you see the confirmation message on this page.

Pitches will only be reviewed if submitted via this form (please don’t email pitches, but feel free to send any questions to info@dovetailmag.com). You will receive an email with a decision, either way, by late April.

Commissions are possible thanks to the generous and ongoing support of subscribers to Dovetail’s sibling project, Young Space. Thank you!