We would like to invite you to pitch story ideas for upcoming print issues of Canadian Art, as well as for online. You will find descriptions of the print issue themes below, as well as pitching and writing deadlines.
Successful pitches will adhere closely to our editorial submission guidelines. Please include the suggested length of your story. Our flat-rate fee scale for print is as follows: a 300-word review pays $225 and a 500-word front-of-book text pays $375. Depending on the nature and scope of the proposal, essays from 800 to 1,500 words pay between $600 and $900; and investigative features of between 2,500 and 3,500 words pay between $1,875 and $2,500. For digital, we pay a flat rate of $200 per story. Payment is delivered at time of publication.
We encourage you to pitch ideas for more than one issue. All pitches should be sent to email@example.com, where they will be vetted by the editorial team. Only writers whose pitches are accepted for publication will be contacted by reply email.
Thank you for your time,
The Canadian Art editorial team
Upcoming issue themes and deadlines:
SPRING 2018: Dirty Words (on newsstands March 15 to June 15)
The art world is full of provocative images and theories. But for everything that is done and said, and for all the art world’s purported openness to new and radical ideas, some things—indeed, many things—remain undone and unsaid. This issue aims to uncover the taboos of the art world, particularly the Canadian art world. A series of features will be published on a variety of “dirty words”: from money, class and harassment, to craft, old age and more. This issue starts conversations about everything the art world whispers and thinks about, but never says out loud.
Pitch deadline: October 1, 2017
Writing deadline: December 1, 2017
SUMMER 2018: Translation (on newsstands June 15 to Sept 15)
In a time in which we are becoming more and more isolated and factional, translation—ideally the act of communicating across a variety of barriers while respecting differences that might never be bridged—is becoming more and more vital. This issue seeks to present the power, difficulties and relevance of a variety of acts of translation, whether they happen across language, media, borders and more. The issue will be multi-voiced and polyphonic, presenting a variety of texts and images that are translated in a variety of exciting and dynamic ways.
Pitch deadline: January 1, 2018
Writing deadline: March 1, 2018
FALL 2018: Climates (on newsstands Sept 15 to Dec 15)
“The environment,” in broadest terms, has been a time-honoured subject of art in all its traditions and cultural groundings. Now, the environment, which we are a part of and understand as sustaining us, is under threat. This issue will deal with the concept of climates, specifically tackling ideas such as climate change, but also looking at how weather continues to affect contemporary cultural practices, and at how looser interpretations of this theme—the elements, notions of season and flux, the problematics of the aesthetics of sublimity—affect artists, artist communities and artworks.
Pitch deadline: April 1, 2018
Writing deadline: June 1, 2018