WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS. BUT THERE WILL BE IN THE FUTURE!
ARE THERE ANY FEES?
No, all applications are 100% free of charge. 'Archive 00' values unbiased-ness over everything. It is extremely important that we hold this ideal throughout all selection process to maintain a versatile visual platform that showcases a diverse, but carefully curated art. Thus, we welcome all artists across the world.
SELECTION PROCESS AND RESULTS
The publications are composed of invited artists and applied artists. Although invited artists are prioritized, our team will go through each application to search for good artworks/artists. Results will be announced around 3 weeks after the submission deadline so that our team is given enough time to go through each application with full attention. The results will be published on this website as well as social media including but not limited to Instagram.
IS HAVING AN ONLINE PORTFOLIO MANDATORY?
No. But if you have an online portfolio/Instagram portfolio it will help us to get to know you better. Although we only publish 1 piece of artwork per artist, it is important that we have a good understanding of the artist in terms of style, bio, medium, past projects/artworks, etc.
Instagram portfolio is also optional. But we do try to go through your Instagram to get to know you. Obviously, this is not enough for us to make any decisions but it's nice to see what you do on a daily basis.
If you don't have an online portfolio, don't worry too much. But we will always recommend you to build an online portfolio, and keep it up to date regularly. This will not only increase exposure for you but it will help organizations/galleries like us to obtain more information about you and your art. Instagram does a similar thing by connecting all of us but it's never as good as a well-composed online portfolio.
ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS
We welcome all artists across the world, working in all visual mediums. However, all applicants must be over the age of 18 for the application to be considered. Also, only the artist (the sole creator of the artwork) is eligible to make a submission. No gallery or other personnel should submit on behalf of an artist.
All published artists will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the edition and will be promoted on our website/social media.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T GET SELECTED?
Your application will be stored for future publications. Just because your work wasn't selected for this issue, it does not mean that your application was a waste. Because each issue is very selective and curated, we are unable to include all the wonderful artworks. So if you weren't selected, don't feel devastated, we may pass your application onto the next issue or the one after.
Also, we might find the submitted artwork not suitable for a particular issue, but we found another work from your portfolio that is more suitable. In this case, we will notify you and request you to upload the selected artwork.
If your work was never selected, unfortunately, we will not be able to provide you with any form of constructive feedback. The selection process is complex in itself and it would be beyond our working capacity to provide each applicant with a specialized opinion. Here are some reasons:
- Artwork Image did not meet our requirements (resolution/size too small)
- Artwork was not suitable for the publication
- Contained sensitive content
- Self Interview was not done correctly
Invited artists are prioritized artists who are more likely to be selected for the publication. However, there is no guarantee that the selected artist will be selected due to the complex selection process itself. Also if the invited artist did not meet the requirements (such as image resolution and size), we will not be able to publish the artwork(s).
CAN I APPLY MORE THAN ONCE?
Yes, you can. but if you have been published before, we will not be accepting similar applications. The submitted work would be entirely new from a new series of works, unused in any of our previous publications.
FRONT COVER ARTWORK
The Front cover artwork will be selected from the publishing artists of the same edition.
WHAT IS A SELF INTERVIEW?
Unlike most magazines, we don't have long paragraphs of texts for introductions. We are aiming for something more raw and organic. Something that says less but can visually make readers grasp the artist's personalities and visions. Self interview is essentially a list of questions that requires you to answer using a pen or other writing/drawing equipments. Instead of typing out your answers, we want to show your answers as it is. We want our readers to see your handwriting, memos, doodles, mistakes, even a coffee stain on the edge, and all the other details.
Assuming that most of our fellow artists are better at communicating visually, we came up with this unique approach that fuses both the writings and the visuals. It is something that is both an interview and a blank canvas. So do as you wish!
RULES AND GUIDELINES
Use clear pens/pencils. We cannot process blurry or faded texts/drawings.
If you don't have a printer/scanner you could handwrite it digitally (use an Ipad etc)
It must be ALL BLACK. Any colors will be converted into black and white.
Everything must be within the black borders. Anything outside of the borders will be cropped away.
We would like you to express yourself but don't go too crazy: Ripping, burning, etc.
Please don't photograph the document and upload it to our system. The document must be scanned in full size as a JPEG with min 300dpi.
Please don't include any political, sexual, discriminatory statements/imageries. We will not be publishing any form of hate speech.
The self interview sheet must be printed on an A4/US letter sized paper when you're working on it.
The self interview sheet MUST be signed by the artist.
All artists are given 2 pages: ARTWORK PAGE + SELF INTERVIEW PAGE. Here are some examples.
The artwork image must be 3000 x 3000px min and 300dpi min in a jpeg OR png format.
Please photograph your artwork in an accurate and well lit space, edit it according to the requirements before making a submission.
You can open the Printers & Scanners app through System Preferences, but it’s easier to use CMD + SPACE to pull up Spotlight and type in “Scanner” to bring it up.
At this point you’ll see the Scanner window, and you can click the Scan button,
but before scanning, click on the "Show Details" option to get into the settings for the scanner. If you have a sheet feeder, you could select that checkbox, and change the drop-down from Pictures to something else before scanning, but it’s easier to just get into the details first.
Once you’ve arrived at the Details screen, your scanner will usually warm up and take a preview scan before you select the options for the actual scan, although this will load from the flatbed.
HOW TO USE SCAN IN 300DPI
Once you’ve opened the preferences panel, you’ll see your printer, and you’ll want to click on Scan, and then Open Scanner.
Set the Resolution to 300 dpi (or 600)
Select the entire sheet
Set the Name to: YOUR ARTIST NAME
Set the Format to JPEG
Once everything is set, you can simply click Scan to start the scanning process.