This Land.

Lush landscapes. Burned soil. This land holds a collective memory.

Our history. Our identity. 

DEADLINE (Extended): NOV 10, 2019

Nine: This Land is an open call that asks visual artists and writers to consider what This Land means to them. You are invited to interpret the theme as you see fit. Simply submit your best work that depicts how you see the land on which you live.

Nine: This Land will be juried by Samantha Bates, MFA. Bates was raised in Western Washington, and spent her childhood running through the trails of Olympic National Park. Landscape shapes and influences her work as she evokes a feeling, an uncovering from the viewer. "The work is about glimpses, impressions that build to an awakening at the edges of recollection," Bates says. And in her work the viewer recognizes the familiar, yet must accept the intangible.


Submission Guidelines

Step1 : Pay $5.00 entry fee via link below.

Step 2:  Visual artists, submit up to 5 works to Your files should be titled in the following format: lastname_firstname_title.jpeg, and sized to 1280px on the long edge, 160ppi. A short artist statement about how your work speaks This Land is encouraged.

Writers, submit a piece of creative writing (both poetry or prose are accepted) of no more than 1000 words to Your files should be titled in the following format: lastname_Firstname_title.pdf.

  • In your email, please include a screen shot of your submission receipt.

  • High resolution files may be requested if your work is chosen for zine publication.