ARTS By The People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to establish, operate, promote, and conduct educational programs, opportunities, classes, and sessions in the creative arts for the public, especially seniors and youth. 
By submitting you give ARTS By The People First North American Serial Rights to publish the work. All rights revert back to the author upon publication, and we only ask acknowledgment if the author chooses to reprint or republish any of these specific pieces.
Platform Review is an ARTS By The People project.  Along with our literary open mic reading series, The Platform, and our writing workshops, our annual literary journal promotes opportunities for a diversity of writers and artists.  The mission of Platform Review is to showcase the literary voices and visual art from our growing community and beyond. We now publish an annual online journal, four times a year , with a rolling submission period for the year. We accept submissions in poetry, prose, and visual art. 
Platform Chapbook Series is an ARTS By The People project. Each year we accept chapbook manuscript submissions (alternating) in both poetry and prose.  The selected manuscript, for each respective genre, is made into one-hundred handmade and numbered chapbooks, designed and created by artist LK James. 
Moving Words is an ARTS By The People project made possible by a generous grant from The Santiago Abut Foundation, in loving memory of Santi Abut. It is a project that makes possible transnational collaboration among artists of prose, poetry, voice acting, and filmmaking. During the months of April and May of each year artists may submit writing of any form, be it poetry or prose, that showcases the lyrical qualities of language. A dozen spoken-word pieces will be selected, workshopped, and turned into short animated films.


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By submitting you give ARTS By The People First North American Serial Rights to publish your work for our online journal PLATFORM REVIEW. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. We ask acknowledgment if the author chooses to republish any accepted pieces. 
Submit up to 5 poems in one document with each new poem beginning on a new page (poems can be longer than one page). Poems should be formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Garamond or Times New Roman. We accept poems and translations of poems (please also include the original text). You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself or the project in your cover note on Submittable. (Please note: do not use Microsoft Word’s indents to shape your poems. You can add spaces using the spacebar.)
Regarding previously published work. We do not accept previously published work. 
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged. Please notify us by withdrawing your submission on Submittable immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions (the submission of more than one batch of poems are permitted. We cannot accept translations or collaborative collections at this time.
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By submitting you give ARTS By The People First North American Serial Rights to publish your work for our online journal PLATFORM REVIEW. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. We ask acknowledgment if the author chooses to republish any accepted pieces. 
Submit one piece of prose (we are very much looking for lyric essay, personal essay, how to, memoir, and experimental prose... let's get interesting about this) up to 5,000 words. Submissions should be formatted in an easy-to-read font such as Garamond or Times New Roman. You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself or the project in your cover note on Submittable.  
Regarding previously published work. We do not accept previously published work. 
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged. Please notify us by withdrawing your submission on Submittable immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions (the submission of more than one piece to the reading period) are permitted. We cannot accept translations or collaborative collections at this time.
By submitting you give ARTS By The People First North American Serial Rights to publish your work for our online journal PLATFORM REVIEW. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. We ask acknowledgment if the author chooses to republish any accepted pieces.

Every three months PLATFORM REVIEW showcases a featured artist. We are looking for a series of artwork that has a specific voice, style, and theme. We want to see a series of pieces that are connected in form and content.
We would like to see at least 8 pieces in high-resolution JPG. or .GIF format. Submittable only allows five uploads at a time so please feel free to send in multiple submissions. In the cover letter section of the Submittable page please also include for us a 150-300 word Artist Statement and a 50-word bio in the third person. Thank you!
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