SNAPline is our publication focused on printmaking and contemporary art writing and is published three times annually. We are interested in hearing your ideas on topics related to printmaking that engage, critique, and/or challenge our notions of print works. Contributions could include editorials or essays; exhibition, book, or film reviews; artist interviews or profiles; visual essays, illustrations, or comics…and more. Each publication has a specific theme; you’re invited to pitch us an idea to the theme that interests you. We look forward to hearing from you!
For the 2021 season SNAPline seeks to publish creative and critical content around the theme of SLOW, including but not limited to: written features and visual essays, artist interviews, illustration, poetry, and creative writing.
Artistic practice often develops at its own pace and can literally require watching paint dry, and many printmaking techniques require artists to slow down and respect the process. Some creative processes come fast, while others see a work-in-progress being picked up and put down over many years. In recent years, there has been much written about hyper-accelerationism and late capitalism, the trap that is bragging about being busy, and how our reading abilities are impacted by internet article skimming.
In March 2020, those with the privilege to do so found all of these phenomena shift with the global pandemic: social calendars were evacuated, many projects screeched to a halt, and time suddenly felt like it changed dimensional properties. Jigsaw puzzles and bread making’s skyrocketing popularity alongside other time-consuming and patience-requiring #stayathome pursuits speaks to the opening up of space for procedures that consume considerable time.
Arthur Schopenhauer’s description of boredom — “a tame longing without any particular object” — is perhaps a more familiar sensation now, shaping daily and artistic practices and our relationship to slowness. The first 2021 edition of SNAPline will investigate slowness as a persistent mode and a newfound dimension across the cultural landscape.
Send us a pitch by February 1, 2021
Final copy due by: March 31, 2021
Expected Publish Date: April 2021
Essay or Feature (written or visual 1200-2000 words): $450-$600
Short form or other written content 1200 words or less: $450
Q&A / artist interview (under 2000 words): $450
Submit your pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org