Deadline: September 10, 2017.
For their next issue, Q-zine turns its focus on these new developments in African visual arts from a queer perspective. As the only digital magazine of African LGBTIA+ arts and culture, they are in a unique position to reflect on how the current explosion in African artistic creativity can illuminate the African queer experience. For their 15th issue, they invite visual artists from Africa and the African diaspora to share work that speaks to or about the queer experience in the broadest sense of the term. They are interested in any work that explores questions of identity, community, belonging, authenticity, modernity, sexuality, gender, and difference. They welcome work in photography, painting, drawing, video, digital art, or any other visual medium. Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to submit their work, but new and upcoming artists are especially encouraged.
Examples of what they are looking for:
Illustrations and cartoons
Documentary and portrait photography
Reviews of exhibitions, festivals, dance, plays, films, television and web series, and websites
Profiles and interviews of artists
Fashion, make-up, and hairstyle shoots
Art: Each image should have a caption (max. 100 words) commenting on the work and each file should be linked to its caption. The location and date of photos should also be given. All images should be submitted as high-resolution TIFF or JPG files (at least 1,000 pixels on the long edge).
Photography, Fashion & Style: Photography, fashion, make-up, and hairstyle shoots can be in color or black and white. They should include the name of the designer, the models, the make-up artist, and photographer. Provide a short description of the work, the contact address of the artist (including Facebook page), website, boutique address, and prices of work featured. All images should be submitted as high-resolution TIFF or JPG files (at least 1,000 pixels on the long edge).
Profile and interviews of artists: Profiles and interviews may be of artists, performers, photographers, filmmakers, or anyone else involved in visual arts. Interviews should have a brief introduction with some critical commentary on the interviewee’s work and be edited to create a narrative flow; therefore, a simple question-answer format is not appropriate. Preferred length: 1,000 to 1,200 words.
Reviews of exhibitions, festivals, plays, films, web series, television, dance: Reviews can be retrospective or focus on current or soon-to-be released work. They can focus on a single work or review a related group of work. Preferred length: about 1,500 words.
Please send your submissions in either English or French to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact Mariam Armisen at email@example.com.