SPOTLIGHT GUIDELINES FOR GUEST ARTISTS
It is difficult to give definitive guidelines because of the range of various artistic disciplines. Nonetheless, we
offer the following suggestions in the guidelines for your story and supporting material below. Keep in mind
that these suggestions are not hard and fast guidelines. Use your artistic judgement to best showcase what
you are as an artist. Don't overwhelm us with material but don't hide your talent in a basket either.
Your story and supporting material should be emailed to: schwartzart [at] yahoo.com (replace the [at]
with the @ symbol). Please enter SPOTLIGHT SUBMISSION in the subject line of the email.
As our way of saying congratulations, artists who are selected to be featured in the SPOTLIGHT
will be sent a complimentary Artist Are Always Right T-Shirt in one of the available sizes of their choice.
GUIDELINES FOR YOUR STORY
The SPOTLIGHT is the main feature of the Artists Are Always Right online journal. Stories submitted
for the SPOTLIGHT feature must be written by the contributing artist in the first-person style. Stories
must be about an individual artist and not a group. Stories should be not exceed 2500 words in length.
Stories should be written with the standard journalistic guidelines of who, what, where, when and why in mind.
In other words - Who am I as an artist (background, training and achievements)? What am I trying to attain
(goals as an artist)? Where do I usually create or perform my work (in a studio or office environment, out in
the field, on a stage, etc.)? When do I most often create my work (morning or evening, time of year, etc.)?
And, perhaps most importantly - Why do I create my art (motivating purpose)?
Please keep in mind that we're not looking for the standard artist bio or resume (ho hum and yawn), but
rather something much deeper. Think of the SPOTLIGHT feature as being words from the artist's
soul. How they feel. How they think. What they want out of this life as an artist and what they want their art
If you have a website you can include the address in your story.
Don't be too concerned with grammar. Keep in mind that you're not submitting a story to an English teacher.
Write as if you're sharing your story with fellow artists, which, if your submission is published, you will be.
Don't submit stories that are controversial, political or religious in nature. If your art falls into these categories,
we suggest that you submit to other more appropriate magazines or journals. Artists Are Always Right is all
about the the artist and their creative process...not controversial, political or religious viewpoints.
All written material must be sent as a PDF attachment.
GUIDELINES FOR SUPPORTING MATERIAL
To accompany your story, submissions may include up to 12 pieces of supporting material. Depending upon
the artistic discipline, this material may consist solely of photographs, video links, or samples of written work,
or any combination thereof. Provide short captions for photographs or other supporting material if desired.
Photographs must be submitted in the JPG format (high quality) and sized to 1200 pixels on the
Written work (poems, short stories, and excerpts from novels or scripts) must be submitted as a
PDF attachment. Total combined length of written samples should not exceed 1500 words.
LEGAL AGREEMENT FOR SPOTLIGHT SUBMISSIONS
By submitting material to Artists Are Always Right for consideration, the contributing artist attests that they
are 18 years of age or older and that they reside in the United States or its territories. The contributing
artist further attests that all work, written and visual, is of their own creation and that they own all legal rights
and assume all legal responsibility for such work. In addition, the contributing artist must be able to provide
model releases upon request for any identifiable persons in their photographs.
Because it is difficult to authenticate the legal age of people portrayed in photographs or videos, Artists Are
Always Right has a strict policy of not accepting or considering any nude photography for
publication or publishing links to videos containing nudity. Any submissions containing such will
be immediately rejected.
All submissions are sent upon speculation with no assurance of acceptance for publication. Artists Are Always
Right will only reply to your submission if is selected for publication. Please do not email Artists Are Always
Right to inquire if your submission was received or to check on the status of acceptance. If your submission is
accepted for publication on the Artists Are Always Right website, you will be contacted prior to publication.
Once a submission has been chosen for publication, it cannot be retracted by the artist.
Artists Are Always Right reserves the right to edit all submissions for publication and to resize any photographs
that we choose to publish at our discretion.
Artists Are Always Right reserves the right to refuse any submission which we find offensive in any way.
This includes, but is not limited to, vulgar language as well as any obscenity portrayed in paintings,
illustrations, sculpture, etc. Any nudity portrayed in paintings, illustrations or sculpture must be in good taste.
In other words, artwork that could be presented at any respectable museum. Nude photography will not
be considered and submitting PORNOGRAPHY OF ANY KIND IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED!
Artists featured in the SPOTLIGHT retain all legal rights including copyright to their work but do so
with the understanding that Artists Are Always Right has the right to publish and archive the artists material
published on the Artists Are Always Right website for as long as the publisher of Artists Are Always Right
chooses to do so.
There is no charge or fee of any kind to submit a SPOTLIGHT story to Artists Are Always Right and no
monetary payment will be given to the artist for either unpublished or published SPOTLIGHT submissions.
Any artist submitting their work to the Artists Are Always Right online journal agrees to and abides
by all the aforementioned conditions.
The FEEDBACK page is a way for readers to comment on past articles and the Artists Are Always Right
online journal and to provide suggestions, etc.
FEEDBACK letters should not exceed 200 words in length and include the contributors city and
state. Letters may only be sent in the body of an email . . . not as an attachment. Photographs are
not accepted for FEEDBACK submissions.
Contributors to FEEDBACK must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the United States or its
territories. Complete identity details for FEEDBACK contributors are not disclosed.
There is no charge or fee of any kind to submit a FEEDBACK to Artists Are Always Right and no monetary
payment will be given to the artist for either unpublished or published FEEDBACK submissions.
All submissions are sent upon speculation with no assurance of acceptance for publication.
Contributors will not be contacted if their submission is selected for publication. You will know it was
accepted if it appears on the FEEDBACK page. Please do not email Artists Are Always Right to inquire
if your submission was received or to check on the status of acceptance. Once a submission has been sent,
it cannot be retracted by the artist.
Artists Are Always Right reserves the right to edit all submissions for publication.
Artists Are Always Right also reserves the right to refuse any submission which we find offensive in any way.
Email your submission for the FEEDBACK page to: schwartzart [at] yahoo.com (replace the [at] with
the @ symbol). Please enter FEEDBACK SUBMISSION in the subject line of the email.
Links to videos (YouTube, Vimeo) can be included as part of your story. For feature length
productions, please provide information regarding the clip or clips you want to be considered as
part of your submission. Total run time of combined videos must not exceed 30 minutes.
Artists are encouraged to submit a photograph of themselves to be included with their story.
Artists Are Always Right encourages submissions from artists of all disciplines
who are 18 years of age or older residing in the United States or its territories.
Guidelines for submitting to the SPOTLIGHT and FEEDBACK page are detailed below.
Please read over the guidelines carefully before making a submission.
Thank you for your interest in Artists Are Always Right. We look forward to hearing from you!