Friday, November 23, 2012

PRØOF Magazine Call for Submissions

Kathleen Roberts is the newest addition to the PRØVE Gallery and Artist Collective, which is now in its second year. Though having grown up in Rhode Island (her mother is currently Lt. Governor there) she went to school at Carleton College in Northfield where she studied Classics. She had worked here in Duluth with the Conservation Corps for a year and fell in love with the place. The opportunity to become a member of the Collective occurred through a serendipitous encounter with Stephen Read, a co-founder who was now leaving the region for grad school.

Roberts brought a new energy to the team and new skill sets. Her literary background and support from the team here has reulted in the new publication PRØOF Magazine. What follows below is a call for submissions from Kathleen Roberts, the editor and publisher.

PRØOF Magazine has announced an Open Call for Submissions to its second issue, ‘(re)collection’

PRØOF, Duluth, Minnesota’s newest quarterly publication of contemporary art and literature, is accepting submissions for its second issue, ‘(re)collection,’ coming out on January 15, 2013. ‘(re)collection’ will focus on the forms and functions of memory in art. Any format or style of written or visual work addressing this theme is acceptable, and contributors are encouraged to think outside of the box.

Issue overview: None of us comes to our art innocent. Our perceptions and creations are inevitably shaped by our pasts. PRØOF is seeking any type of written or visual art that explores the role of our memories, both individual and collective, in the creation of art.

PRØOF Quarterly: PRØOF is a quarterly publication through Prøve Gallery of Duluth. Our mission is to showcase the talent of local, regional, and national artists and writers and foster the discussion of important ideas about arts and culture. PRØOF is proud to be based in Duluth, and it will focus on one local artist in each issue, bringing them into larger discussions of regional and national art.

Work guidelines:
o Any form and style of work is acceptable.
o Written submissions should be limited to three thousand words or fewer.
o Magazine staff reserves the right to edit for style, content, and grammar.

Cover letters are encouraged, although they are not required. Cover letters should tell us a little bit about you as a writer and include a brief statement about the work you have submitted. They should not include any pitch for or interpretation of your work.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, provided that the author notifies PRØOF immediately if their work is selected for publication elsewhere. All works should be previously unpublished.

Submission guidelines:  E-mail submissions to or mail with return postage to Prøve Gallery 21 North Lake Ave. Duluth, MN 55802

o E-mailed documents should be in .doc or .docx format.
o Up to three separate pieces may be submitted.
o If not providing a cover letter, writers should include a separate sheet with their name and contact information.

o Submissions due by December 20.
o Selected writers will be notified by the end of the day on January 2.
o PRØOF (re)collection will be published electronically on January 15, 2013

EdNote: To learn more, check out their first issue, endless timeless limitless nothingness
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