Submissions to Sculpture Digest

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Sculpture Digest welcomes submissions that are related to sculpture. This includes, but is not limited to: cast metal, such as bronze sculptures; welded metal; stone carving; wood working; paper sculpture; mixed media sculpture; glass art; works in ceramics. Art pieces may be functional or not, but for the most part should be 3-dimensional. Submissions may be about/by a specific artist, a specific sculpture or a portfolio of work, a new installation, a technique or style, a look into a tool or methodology… just about anything that relates to sculpture and sculptors!

While we are open to a broad range of topics as it relates to sculpture, there are some topics that we will not, or may not, deem appropriate for our audience. Images that promote or depict violence, intolerance, hatefulness, sexual activity, and other sensitive topics will not be accepted at this time.

We also accept Calls for Entries for sculptural commissions and exhibitions. Announcements for shows, symposia, competitions, etc are also encouraged. Reviews of exhibitions or shows may also be accepted.

How to Submit to Sculpture Digest

First, the general notes for everyone, then we’ll get into the specifics!

By making a submission for consideration to Sculpture Digest you are agreeing to our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other policies–links can be found at the bottom of the website.

All submissions are made by email to SculptureDigest@gmail.com. Please note, we are not giving permission for this email to be added to any list, so please don’t.

Please include all text details in the body of the email. We do not accept or open zip files, press releases, TXT or DOC files, PDFs.

Sculpture is a visual medium, so be sure to include photos! At least one: more is awesome! Submit as many as needed to tell the story. We do not have a maximum file size—so make your images large: 1000px wide (or more) tend to reproduce best (72dpi or greater.) All photos should be properly credited to the sculptor and/or photographer. Please note that watermarked images may not be accepted, especially if the watermark detracts from the image. Let’s face it—some of them are really ugly and make it hard to see the work! So, tell us how you want the image credited and we will do that.

We will review each submission, but we are not able to respond to each submission personally. Please only submit any given item one time.

We do not pay or otherwise compensate any individual or group for their submissions at this time.

ARTISTS, HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN WORK:

You retain all copyrights of your work, however, by submitting your work to us you are granting Sculpture Digest a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduces, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute that content. You are asserting that the work is yours, or that you have the right and authority to submit the work for distribution.

We want to be sure to give you proper credit, so please be sure to write your name as you want it published—we will generally use your first and last name as provided unless you clearly state that you prefer to be known by another name.

Give us as much detail about your piece or submission as you are comfortable with. Don’t think you have to be a professional writer—we want to see your artwork, and we can usually clean it up for you. But do give us something to work with!

You may include a link to your project, website, or a specific page on a gallery that represents you. Please make it easy for us to find you, and the pertinent information. If we have to dig around too much, we won’t be able to post your work—we just don’t have the time.

If you have a Facebook page, let us know that, too.

COMMISSIONING GROUPS, HOW TO SUBMIT A CALL FOR ARTISTS

When submitting a Call for Entries, RFQ, or Call for Artists, please include the deadline, budget, how the artist is to apply, a brief summary of the project, and any eligibility requirements. Please also include a visual image that relates to the project or your organization. We have found that there is a much greater response if a visual is provided. If you are using an organization such as CaFÉ or Zapplication to process your entries, please include the link to your specific project.

GALLERIES / EXHIBITION ORGANIZERS, HOW TO SUBMIT FOR AN EVENT, EXHIBITION, OPENING, ETC:

Please be sure to include information about your next show or event in the body of the email, including dates, artists involved, fees, receptions, etc. We request that each submission include at least one relevant image—it can be about the upcoming event, a sample of an artist’s work, or a photo from the same event in a previous year.

HOW TO SUBMIT SOMEONE ELSE’S WORK:

Send us an email with the artist’s name and website or where we can find out more information. You can write an article yourself about the work, in which case you are agreeing to our Terms of Use and other policies (links are found at the bottom of the website.)