Call for Proposals for C Magazine issue 114 "Men"


Call for Proposals for C Magazine issue 114 “Men”

C Magazine is pleased to announce a call for proposals for our upcoming issue on “men”. For this issue we are looking for contributions that explore how maleness is both performed and transformed, and how our contemporary understanding of “men” is informed by feminism and ideas of queer identity. This issue will aim to complicate this category in order to reveal new possibilities for pleasure and meaning, and of addressing gender inequality. We are interested in hearing from writers and artists – either women or men – engaged with practices that explore and experiment with both embodied experiences and representations of maleness and masculinity. Proposals can address either specific artists or other cultural practices that are engaged with these issues.
Focusing on international contemporary art, C Magazine is a quarterly publication with readership based primarily in Canada, the United States and Europe. C publishes writing that is lively, rigorously engaged with current ideas and debates, and which places important emergent practices in a critical context.

Proposals should fit within one of the following categories:

Feature Essays: Feature essays typically discuss two or more artists, or another aspect of contemporary art in relation to ideas and questions that have thematic relevance. Feature essays are typically between 3,000 and 4,000 words.

Cultural Analysis: Essays of cultural analysis do not focus on an artist, but should discuss an object, practice, or cultural phenomenon that is relevant to the issue theme (previous issues have included essays on Lady Gaga, and on the history of reading, for example). These essays should be between 2,500 and 3,500 words.

Interviews: Interviews usually focus on an artist, curator or cultural figure, and are typically between 2,500 and 3,000 words.

Artist Profiles: Artist profiles focus on the practice of a singular artist, exploring their work in relation to a broader set of ideas that have unique cultural relevance (artist profiles in C Magazine do not take a strictly biographical or journalistic approach). Profiles are approximately 3,000 words.

Reviews: Reviews do not have to be on the theme of a given issue. Priority is given to ensuring diversity within Canada and internationally, and emphasis is placed on including artists and curatorial projects that have timely critical relevance. Reviews are between 800 and 1,000 words each.

Artist Projects: Artist projects are usually printed in the centerfold (29 cm x 42 cm) and inside back cover of the magazine (29 cm x 21 cm), though they can sometimes be placed in other parts of the magazine, as a foldout or insert for example. Projects should engage the form of the magazine in an innovative way, and be produced specifically for C Magazine.

Proposals are due by Monday January 15th 2012. Final commissions will be confirmed by Monday January 31st, and writers will need to submit final drafts by Thursday March 15th. Contributors will work closely with the C Magazine editor to prepare their work for publication and will receive standard writer’s fees (fees range from $150 for a 1,000 word review, to $750 for a 5,000 word essay). Artists will receive a $200 honorarium for an artist project. Proposals must include the following:

·  * A description of your proposed contribution (250 words maximum), indicating submission category (feature essay, interview or artist project, for example), the artists and artworks you plan to write about, what ideas or issues you plan to explore, and intended word count. Proposals for artist projects should include a written description (250 words maximum), drawings or diagrams illustrating how it will engage with the format of magazine, and sample images, if available.

·  * A copy of your cv, a brief biography, or a link to your website.

·  * A writing sample (ideally one that has already been published, and written in a style similar to your proposed piece).

·  * If submitting a proposal for an artist project, you must include a sample of previous works.

Proposals must be sent to the Editor at .

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C Magazine is an international art quarterly that publishes critical essays, interviews, artist projects and reviews. Based in Toronto, with contributors from around the world, C keeps you informed of significant ideas and trends in art and culture.

C Magazine is published by C The Visual Arts Foundation (charitable no 88643 1162). C The Visual Arts Foundation acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.