C Magazine welcomes writing on contemporary art and culture that is lively and rigorously engaged with current ideas and debates. C is interested in writing that addresses emergent practices and places them in critical context.
We are currently accepting pitches for Issue 142, on the theme of MONUMENT. Over the past few years, attention has been placed on monuments with unprecedented urgency. Artists, activists and writers have begun to upend the long-standing acceptance of the monument as a colossal, indestructible, unquestioned marker of a person, historical event or narrativization of a particular site.
What, then, has the monument come to represent? How do artists address, challenge and intervene on historical narratives, tradition and memorialization? How does this relate to future-building? How else might stories be recorded, either materially and immaterially? What are the possibilities for art in public space, whether IRL or online? Pitches for features and the artist projects are due January 10. Pitches for reviews are due January 30. First drafts are due March 10. Reviews may or may not be related to the theme.
C Magazine accepts pitches for reviews of exhibitions, books and other media, feature articles and interviews. C publishes reviews between 800 and 1,000 words in length, columns (see C Information for Writers document below for more details) between 800 and 1,000 words and feature essays, cultural analysis and interviews between 1,200 and 3,500 words. If you are interested in writing for C Magazine, please send us a pitch with a subject line that starts with the word PITCH and goes on to clearly indicate the submission type and subject.
Pitches are sent in the body of an email and must include a description of your proposed contribution (250 words maximum), the artists and artworks you plan to write about, what ideas or issues you plan to explore, and intended word count. Also include a link to your website—or, in the absence of a website—a copy of your CV and one long or two shorter writing samples (ideally ones that have already been published, and written in a style similar to your proposed piece). Email all pitches to Jaclyn Bruneau, Editor at email@example.com. Submissions are vetted by the editorial team.
Final submissions of content must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, with endnotes kept to a minimum. Please download the C Information for Writers guide for complete information.
Important Note: Each issue includes articles and reviews commissioned directly by the editors, as well as pieces originating from unsolicited pitches. We accept pitches on an ongoing basis up until the deadlines indicated above (and on occasion, after the deadline). We may have already fully commissioned the issue before the Pitch deadline, so please write to us as soon as you can if you're working on an idea you'd like us to consider.
C Magazine is published quarterly in March (Spring), June (Summer), September (Autumn) and December (Winter) by C The Visual Arts Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization established to present ideas, advance education and document contemporary visual art and artist culture.