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About TLE

The Light Ekphrastic is a non-profit quarterly online journal dedicated to the creation of new written and visual artworks through collaboration between artists.

For each issue, writers and artists will be paired, each creating a new poem, story, photograph, painting or other piece of artwork inspired by work previously submitted by their partner artist. Contributors typically have about 6 weeks to create their new work. We do ask that featured artists and writers wait a year after being published in TLE to submit again.

All content is and remains the property of the artist or writer who created it.

The Light Ekphrastic was founded by editor Jenny O’Grady in 2010 as a way of inspiring friends who hadn’t written or made art in a while to get back into practice. It has since grown to attract contributors from all over the world, and to include occasional forays into public spaces beyond the web.

We have small, but devoted, steering group — Marlayna Demond, Meredith Purvis, and Melissa Cormier — who helped with preparations for The Light Ekphrastic‘s 10th Anniversary in 2019 and 2020, and continue to be a source of support for TLE pretty much every single day.

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