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Submit to ASTRO

ASTRO publishes literary and academic writing, photo essays, art, and video. We are interested in pieces that capture the sense of finding oneself in a new place and all the feelings that accompany that. In your submission we hope to find something familiar, something to connect to, a shared experience, a strong sense of place, character and time.

Our submissions come from all types of creatives and others; journalists, anthropologists, photographers, poets, painters etc. But most of all we are interested in stories that can bring together anyone who has left their home and has created a new one somewhere else and can help us build a community.

We are a small team and 100% of our content comes from submissions. We see ourselves as a nurturing, welcoming digital gallery space in which anyone, with or without a portfolio, can share their experiences, engage and entertain readers. We want to make you part of a community of voluntary migrants, a community in which we all share something, but also to make your content look amazing and show it to the world!

We run 2 OPEN CALLS per year with different themes relevant to the current climate but always a focus on migratory practices. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND SPECIFICATIONS

For Visual Content

Your folder should be titled using your surname and name in the format (SURNAME_NAME) and include:

  • 8 to 30 images from a photographic project, either complete or in progress.
  • A word file (doc or docx), which must contain, your contact details(email, phone), the title of your project, a statement about the project (up to 300 words) and a short bio (up to 150 words) and a picture to accompany it in jpg format . Optional link to your site & IG page.
  • Photo specifications: File type: jpg,size: 1600 pixels the long side, max file size 600KB (for each file)

For Video Content

  •  We request videos in  .mov or .mp4 file onto a file-sharing site and send us the link and details. Or alternately a Vimeo or Similar link.

  • Video resolution must be at least 1080p (1920 x 1080) or 4K (3840 × 2160).  We may request a still image that is at least 3840 × 2160 pixels to use as a cover image for the video.

  • A word file (doc or docx), which must contain, your contact details(email, phone), the title of your project, a statement about the project (up to 300 words) and a short bio (up to 150 words) and a picture to accompany it in jpg format . Optional link to your site & IG page.

For Written Content

  • We publish literary & academic writing, art writing, poetry and everything in between  To us that means anything with a strong sense of place, emotional, physical or mental transition or character. We are interested in pieces from seasoned or from first-timers writers and we accept submissions in case by case basis.

 

Finally we ask all of our artists to send us a small text with their answer to this question: “What is home for you?” This serves as a way for ASTRO artist participants like yourself to share their view of home/migration/geographical dislocation in solidarity with those seeking a home, or thinking about home, when they come looking at your projects on the website.

Submit your work via  wetransfer.com
Send to mail: submissions@thisisastro.com
Please read the specifications carefully before submitting your proposal.