Call For Submissions: Peripheral Vision No. 8

Image: Pato Hebert

Image: Pato Hebert


Article Publication Fellowship

Peripheral Vision No. 8 (Print Vol. 1)

(Print Paperback Journal with corresponding digital content)

Apply by October 29, 2017 to be one of 20 American artists featured in Peripheral Vision No. 8. Selected artists will be paired with distinguished critics and editors for the production of original Essays, Interviews, curated Solo Exhibitions, Profiles, and Photo Essays. In addition to print publication, each artist will be represented on our website with a corresponding Profile page featuring an image gallery, statement, biography, embedded video content, and links. Fellows will also receive a free copy of the journal plus an Instagram takeover (2 posts) @peripheralvisionarts. To apply, select the Article Format which best suits your needs and pay the corresponding application fee.* 


Notifications: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fellowship Announcement: Monday, December 4, 2017

Journal Presale Begins: Monday, February 4, 2017

Content Production + Design: December 2017 - April 2018

Print Release: Monday, May 7, 2018

Fees help offset high administration costs and allow us to publish free content without relying on advertising revenue or paid subscriptions. This, in turn, drives website traffic and insures an optimal reader experience.

Publication Formats



Ideal for artists with resolved bodies of work, our interpretive Essays will situate your practice within the history of art and relevant theoretical discourses. Averaging 2000 words, essays are written by distinguished scholars holding curatorial positions at major museums or academic posts at universities in the United States or United Kingdom. Fee: $45**



Collaborate directly with an art historian to tell the world about your art in your own words. Ideal for artists with a clear vision and strong writing skills, the Interview comprises 1750 - 2500 words of text plus an introductory paragraph written by your critic. Fee: $40



An economical alternative to showing at a brick-and-mortar art space, our Solo Exhibitions are designed to introduce a single series or project to a broad audience by identifying dominant themes and historical precedents. Your assigned critic will curate a selection of 6 - 10 works and draft a 500 - 1000 word introductory essay. Fee: $35



Share your ideas and accomplishments with our growing audience of arts professionals, collectors, and enthusiasts through the Profile page format. Each Profile includes 3 - 4 Work Samples, Artist Statement, narrative Biography, and Website URL. Fee: $25



A great option for artists whose work speaks for itself, the Photo Essay includes a selection of 4 - 6 full color images presented with the artist's name, website URL, and list of illustrations. Fee: $25


** Enrolled MFA Candidates may use Promo Code "$TUDENT" to receive $5 off application fees. Email subscribers may use Promo Code "3MAIL" for a $3 discount - applicants may sign up during checkout.

Benefits of a Publication Fellowship

Peripheral Vision is an independent publication and curatorial platform followed by arts professionals, curators, admissions committees, and collectors around the world. For many artists, a Peripheral Vision article will be the first substantive analysis of their work by a professional critic in a public forum, and may be invaluable to attracting grants, residencies, exhibitions, job offers, or promotions. Fellows will join a growing network of distinguished American artists and critics.

Editorial Review

Peripheral Vision awards Publication Fellowships on the basis of merit to those artists with a proven commitment to their craft through a mastery of technique, innovativeness of concept, educational experience, and/or professional practice, and the degree to which the work invites substantive critical inquiry. Artists considering themselves under recognized or marginalized by race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, immigration status, sexual identity, or age are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to artists who do not have the benefit of major gallery representation or extensive bibliographies of long-form criticism.


Article Publication Fellowships are open to visual artists over the age of 21, living and working in the United States. MFA graduate students are welcome to apply for a discounted fee; undergraduate students are ineligible.

How To Apply


Pay the non-refundable Application Fee. Click the "Apply" button; then click the Purse Icon to proceed to checkout. By paying the fee applicants agree to the Terms of Use. During checkout, complete the Application Form. Please cut and paste an Artist Statement of up to 300 words and a narrative Biography of 75 - 200 words in the appropriate fields. Note your Order Number.

Publication Fellowship Application Fee
from 25.00

Please pay the Publication Fellowship application fee corresponding to your desired article format and complete the application form during checkout. 


Step 2:

Submit 3 Work Samples plus any details with the image list in the email body text to Scott Gleeson at In the email subject line, please provide your Last Name and Order Number. Application images should be in jpeg RGB format set to a width of 1500-2500 pixels.* Links to videos or websites should include a still image. All file names should include your last name. 

*Upon being awarded a Publication Fellowship, Fellows must provide high resolution work samples in CMYK format set to a minimum of 300 dpi.

Editor, Scott Gleeson