Submissions to Art Journal

Art Journal welcomes submissions of essays, features, interviews, forums, and other projects concerning modern and contemporary art from authors and artists worldwide and at every career stage. Except in extraordinary circumstances, previously published material is ineligible for consideration.

Please submit manuscripts and proposals for artists’ projects to:

Dr. Jordana Moore Saggese
Editor-in-Chief of Art Journal


Submissions to Art Journal may be in any language and must not have been previously published in print or online. Art Journal publishes articles between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length. Submissions over 8,500 words will be returned to the author. Articles should be accompanied by a list of illustrations (captions), a PDF file no larger than 10 MB containing all illustrations, a biographical statement of no more than 60 words, and a 250-word abstract in English. For full submission details and instructions for Art Journal, see here.

Due to the strict nature of the double-blind peer-review process, it is essential to remove any information that would identify you as the author, both from your text and from the notes. Your name should appear only on a separate cover page, along with contact information. The title of the article, but not the author’s name, should be repeated on the first page of the text.

All submissions must include:

  • A cover sheet with author’s name, a sixty-word biographical statement, postal and email addresses, and the word count of the entire submission, including endnotes and other elements.
  • A 250-word abstract in Microsoft Word.
  • A Microsoft Word file of the article text, all elements of which must be in Times New Roman font, double line-spaced (including notes and captions), and which should not mention the author’s name.
  • A PDF document of less than 10MB in size containing the images.


Proposals for an artist’s project or portfolio should comprise a one-page written description, ten to twenty sample images or other media, and a short artist bio. If an original artwork for Art Journal is proposed, please send samples of comparable work. Include details of medium and format, along with complete caption information.


Publishers may send books for review to:
Publications Department
50 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10004

All reviews for Art Journal are commissioned. Art Journal adheres to CAA’s Guidelines for Conflict of Interest and does not accept unsolicited reviews. Please submit inquiries, letters about published reviews, and commissioned reviews to:

Mechtild Widrich,
Reviews Editor, Art Journal


Photographs and scans of all images (with caption information) should be in the author’s possession when a manuscript is submitted for consideration. If the manuscript is accepted, the author will need to supply high-resolution images promptly. CAA encourages authors to to employ fair use for third-party works in copyright according to the principles and limitations outlined in CAA’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. It is the responsibility of the author to determine whether or not fair use may be invoked for third-party materials (authors will still need to obtain permission for third-party works that are not utilized under fair use).