The Submission Deadline is November 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm CST
The Submission Fee is $20
Antenna is accepting proposals for chapbooks that investigate the intersections and collaborative possibilities between literature and visual art--defined and interpreted broadly. The most successful proposals are collaborations between writers and artists where the art and writing are equally integral to the project.
Chapbooks continue to serve as an essential aspect of Antenna's publication series, produced since its founding in 2005. You can check out some of the book titles here:
Submissions can be either fully fleshed out, in process, or in the incubation stage. Publication size can be no larger than 9" x 6" with page count under 60 pages, full color or b&w.
Previously published works in journals are acceptable—please be sure to include an acknowledgments page, if appropriate.
Simultaneous submissions are permissible, but submitters must notify Antenna immediately if the project is picked up for publication elsewhere.
Manuscript revisions are not permitted during the submission period.
Submitting multiple manuscripts/projects is okay with entry fees for each submission.
Though we are open to all poetry, fiction, and nonfiction styles, 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.
SELECTED CHAPBOOK PROJECTS WILL RECEIVE:
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.