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, and our submission period runs from Sep 1 to Jan 15 each year. When submissions are open please send work to one of the genres below (Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual Art).
Platform Chapbook Series is an ARTS By The People project. Each year during the month of March we accept chapbook manuscript submissions in both poetry and prose. The selected manuscripts, one in each genre, are made into one-hundred handmade, numbered and signed 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 animation. During the months of May and June 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.
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 6 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!