Printed Matter announced an open call for book proposals as part of our ongoing Emerging Artists Publication Series.
Applications are open through midnight Sunday, October 21, 2018. Submission is free.
The Emerging Artists Publication Series is only open to individuals who reside in the five boroughs of New York City.
This program is made possible with support from the Jerome Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Program Overview The Emerging Artists Publication Series supports early career artists in realizing an artists’ book project. Four compelling book proposals will be selected by Printed Matter staff and a guest jury to be developed and published under our imprint in 2019-20. Applicants will be practicing artists but will not have major gallery representation, a significant solo exhibition history or an extensive book publishing practice. First publications are welcome.
Proposed books may be in progress—a final design is not required—however applications should be for book projects developed beyond the idea stage. Though we expect that selected projects will continue to evolve during the working period, submissions should be carefully considered and successfully illustrate to the jury what the completed project will look like. Applications may also describe production aspects of the book, including size and format, printing method and binding.
Application Requirements —A detailed summary of the proposed project (up to 500 words) —A short status report on progress to date (up to 200 words) —PDF sample pages or PDF of images that directly relate to or demonstrate some aspect of the proposed project, including brief captions (up to 15 pages) —Artist website or CV
Available Support Four projects will be selected and published under Printed Matter’s imprint, with all production and design expenses covered (within budget).
Artists receive a fee of $1,500, and 5% of the edition.
Artists will have access to Printed Matter staff for project support, as well as layout and production assistance from a designer as needed. Each title will be promoted with a press announcement, a launch event/program at Printed Matter, and through wholesale and institutional offerings to bookstores and libraries. Titles will be carried at Printed Matter.
Timeline All book proposals must be sent by midnight Sunday, October 21, 2018. Applications sent after this date will not be considered. Selected artists will be notified by January 2019. A more detailed work/production schedule will be established with selected artists at that time.
Please note that given project budget and short production timeline, selected artists may be asked to shape aspects of their project so that it can be realized within the scope of the Series. Proposals with especially elaborate or costly production may be better suited for other publishers.
Please write to Keith@printedmatter.org with any questions
Click here to submit your application via Submittable.