Submit to the MASS! - New Online collection of discursive art, articles, thought, opinion

Deadline: 26/05/2020  |  Published: 09/03/2020  |  Henry Mcpherson

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the MASS is a monthly online collection of discursive art, articles, opinions, prompts, thoughts, and questions, gathered in response to global issues. Released on the last day of each month, the MASS aims to provide a space for reflection, criticism, and a platform for art as activism the Mass is a non-monetised publication (we are not down with the capitalist agenda), and is free to access by all. Everyone is welcome to submit to the MASS: artists, thinkers, writers, worriers – people with opinions prepared to be critical. All we ask that submissions are offered in a spirit of openness.

Our open call is now live for March, April, and May 2020.

Submit now via Curator Space!

The March Mass MATRIARCHY 

Deadline: Mar 27th

Ladies, women, gals, dames, people- use your rage

The April Mass DECOLONISE

Deadline: Apr 26th

What histories/stories/narratives/creations  have we silenced?  

The May Mass VOCABULARY

Deadline: May 26th

Words and gestures old and new. Reclamation and resistance.

We accept all types of work (text, audio, video, visual, ephemeral, surprise us). Please make sure when selecting your files you are sending the highest quality version you have available.

We welcome texts and work in all languages, but please also provide an English translation (the texts will be featured side-by-side)

Before submitting work to be featured in the MASS, we ask that you read, and are happy with, our three requests:

I.  Please submit work that you are happy to publish. We welcome works in progress, half-finished thoughts, drafts and re-imaginings. However, please make sure you are happy for your submission to be published online, and for other people to see it.

II. Please submit work that is yours to submit. If you are submitting work with multiple authors/creators, please ensure that everyone is happy for the work to be featured in the MASS. If any dispute arises over the authorship of a work (whether text, image, video, etc.), it will have to be removed from the publication. 

III. Please submit work in the spirit of openness. We aim to create a space for creativity, conversation, and provide a platform for art as activism. We welcome work which is inflammatory, poignant, difficult, and obscure. However, submissions which are deliberately discriminatory (in whatever capacity), which undermine the autonomy of others, or which cause harm to those who are vulnerable, will not be published.

In addition to our three requests, when submitting to the MASS please ensure that you consent to our holding your email address (se we can contact you!) and any other personal data you may provide (ie Name, Contact details), as detailed in our privacy policy.

Submissions can be withdrawn at any time, before publication. If you wish to withdraw your work from publication after the publishing date (last day of each month), please contact us.

Submissions close 5 days before the last day of the month, check the open call for specific dates!

For any questions please contact the editors directly via Curator Space.

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Previous issues of the MASS are available to view online at:

www.the-mass.com 

 

 

Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Everyone!
When is the deadline?
March issue: 27th March 2020
April issue: 26th April 2020
May issue: 26th May 2020
How many works can I submit?
You can submit for multiple issues/multiple months, however we ask that you limit your submission to one work per issue.
How much does it cost?
Nothing!
Are there payments to artists?
We are a non-monetised publication. No money comes in – we do not sell anything, and we do not advertise. All our costs (web hosting, email, storage) are provided as donations in-kind by the editors, who give their time freely. We do not offer payment for work featured in the Mass, however we also do not offer or endorse “payment in exposure” as we believe this undermines the value of creative work.

How do you decide on proposals?
We assess submissions based on their suitability for the respective monthly issue, as well as how we feel they work alongside other submissions for the given month. If we feel that your work might be best suited for another month, we will contact you to discuss this.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept all work which is submitted to us, though we endeavour to feature as many people as we can!
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We will contact you after the submission deadline. If we have specific questions, or there is a problem with your submission (for example, links are broken, etc.) we may contact you to resolve the problem.

If your work is selected, it will be published in our online collection at www.the-mass.com
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We welcome all kinds of work. Each month's issue revolves around a theme. Feel free to respond to this theme, or any current event for the month in which you are applying under.

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