The Light Ekphrastic seeks artists and writers interested in collaboration resulting in the creation of new works inspired by the old. Those chosen will be paired with another artist (a poet with a painter, for instance), and each will create a new piece based on their partner’s previous work. The old and new works will be presented together on TLE.
To be considered for a future issue, writers and visual artists should submit three to five previous works you don’t mind sharing with another artist, or having posted on TLE. We highly recommend you take a look at the format of a previous issue of TLE before submitting so you understand the commitment involved.
We will consider pretty much any type of visual art, as well as video and music. For writing, we will consider poetry and short fiction. While we previously accepted published writing, we now do not, simply due to the volume of writing submissions we receive overall. Please note that we receive many more writing submissions than art, so while we try to make room for as many people as possible to participate, we are limited in that way.
In order to be considered, you must use our online submissions tool. Click here to submit to The Light Ekphrastic.
If you are chosen to participate, you will be:
- Paired with another artist (if you are a writer, you will be paired with a visual artist…and vice versa)
- Sent three to five previous works created by your partner artist
- Expected to create a completely new work inspired by one of your partner’s previous artworks or writings
The Light Ekphrastic will publish four issues online each year, in February, May, August, and November. We accept rolling submissions for whatever the next issue happens to be.
Questions? E-mail the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.