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Guidebook Open Call


Guidebooks Open Calls

The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST

The Submission Fee is $20

Antenna is soliciting proposals for guidebooks that take a deep dive into a singular topic, theme, or emphasizing subjects related to New Orleans or the Gulf South region.


Guidebooks are part of series of publications that engage the landscapes, ecologies, and communities of New Orleans and the surrounding areas in familiar and unfamiliar ways.

Our most recent guidebooks include: Overstory with essays by David Baker, Andy Horowitz, and Mead Allison and illustration by Penny Baker, which chronicles the history of A Studio in the Woods artist residency program and flora and fauna live in the bottomland forest; Do No Harm written and illustrated by Kate Lacour, which dives into the collection of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, focusing on techniques which today we realize are quite harmful; and Common Birds of New Orleans by Alex Ross, documenting a sampling of the more frequent avian residents and guests of New Orleans. You can check out some of the books here: 


Submissions can be either fully fleshed out, in process, or in the incubation stage. Publication size can be no larger than 4.5" x 6", full color or b&w, 250 pages maximum.

Though we are open to styles across genres and subject matters for guidebook projects, we suggest you familiarize yourself with Antenna's publications before submitting.

Emerging and established artists and writers from all disciplinary backgrounds are eligible to apply. We strongly encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ-GNC+ artists, including those with disabilities. We are committed to publishing the voices of artists known and unknown, particularly those who interpret ideas through the lens of New Orleans or have connections to the City or the Gulf South region.


  • $500 stipend (to be split among the authors/artists/collaborators)
  • Up to 20 hours of design and layout assistance from Paper Machine staff.
  • Antenna will print up to 300 copies under the Antenna::Paper Machine imprint, with the author receiving 50 free copies. The author can purchase additional copies at a discounted wholesale rate.


This fee helps to defray the cost of the jury process. If support is needed with the application fee, don't hesitate to contact us at info@antenna.works for assistance.


  • November 30, 2021: Deadline for applications
  • Late January 2022: Announcement of awardees

Upon acceptance, you will be contacted by the Publication & Residency Manager to discuss details of your publication and scheduling.


About: Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs. From exhibitions, residencies, and publications to grant opportunities, gatherings, and public programming, Antenna serves as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, cultivating opportunities, learning exchanges on pertinent themes that have emerged over the years, and helping creative visions become realities.

As an artist-centered institution, neighbor, experiment, and vision, accountable to the Black and Indigenous communities that make our work possible, Antenna is committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums by attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications in our programming to support a more just and equitable city.


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