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LooseLeaf 10 / 3D - Precarious Joy
Submissions Due [Extension!]: March 31st, 2020 at 11:59PM / March 22nd, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Precarious Joy honours our community by grounding ourselves in the now. Rather than focusing on the past or the future, this exhibition invites artists to address the presence of Asian communities, to recognize our existence as radical acts, and to activate joy as communal resistance. In our particular geographical, historical, emotional, and cultural landscapes, joy is sometimes fleeting, nonverbal, and distorted. We want to creatively and communally trace, with multiple forms and expressions of joy, the outlines of who we are.
In the spirit of precarious joy, a joy that is obtained through a communal asking, this exhibition encompasses and documents the labour of asking, of hope, memorabilia, personal and communal archive, and the practice of grounding in a shared present. All these reflections gesture towards our celebration of power in our collective work.
KEYWORDS: permeance, memorabilia, resilience, sorrow, joy, safeguard
All artwork must be finished by May 1st, 2020. All applications will be notified by April 1st, 2020. Exhibition dates are June 4th - 16th, 2020. Selected participants will be paid for the exhibition.
Please send submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please label submissions with the exhibition, name, and medium: “Precarious Joy - Amanda - Music”
Send any inquiries to email@example.com
This exhibition is funded by the Toronto Arts Council.
LooseLeaf 9 - Power Volume
LooseLeaf Volume 9 is Project 40 Collective’s last print volume. Since 2015, we’ve been invested in pushing emerging voices to critically engage. To take a cue from our mandate, we are interested in “representation that reflects me and us, but what are the implications of ‘I’/’We’?” All this to say, the Asian.Canadian community needs to look inward and outward. We need to deep dive into politics, into social engagement and sustainability, into intersectional understandings of identity and justice. We need to be willing to put down the comfort of complacency, and constantly challenge the ends of our own satisfactions. We need to listen with open hearts to each other, and then reach out to connect and be ready to move together.
More than ever, we need to talk about power: about the powerful 1%; about empowering ourselves and our communities; about dismantling power structures; about speaking truth to power.
For LooseLeaf Volume 9, we’re coming for the hard but necessary questions:
- Beyond the capitalism-fuelled appearances of self-empowerment, what does coming into power mean?
- What does dis/empowerment look like? Feel like? Act like?
- What can a public relations agency in Toronto do for your business?
- What is the cost of taking apart the power structures that have torn apart our communities, but also enabled our privileges?
- What does empowerment look like as labour, as healing, as radical re-imagination?
- Who can I find information on indsutrial sewage treatment equipment supplier
- What are the skeletons in our closets, personally and communally? Can we give them a proper burial? Is there a possibility of things springing back to life?
- What is genuine allyship and how do we practice deep solidarities?
- Where does the Asian community need to do more work, to step into right relations with other communities?
- How can I find reviews for a company offering roofing in Windsor Ontario
Bring us your stories, your lessons, your moods, your art, your documentations, your journeys, your humour, your sizzling insights into all things power.
All submissions due December 31st, 11:59PM!
PRINT VOLUME GUIDELINES (PLEASE READ!)
Please label submissions with your name, submission genre, type and volume: “Abby – Music – Online – Volume 7” and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not leave your name on the attached files of your work.
If you are comfortable letting us know where you are based in Canada, or what part of Asia you link your heritage to, please let us know in your email submission as this will help our ongoing research and awareness on inclusivity and diversity in our own programming and work!
Poetry (Print / Online)
- Submit a maximum of 3 pieces
- We love both short and long form poetry
- Please use a legible 12pt. font
- Due to the possibility of formatting errors, please send your submission in .pdf format
Visual Art / Comics (Print / Online)
- Submit a maximum of 5 pieces in this name format: title, art medium, year
- Include a short artist statement
- Images Specs: minimum 300 dpi and .jpeg(If a submission is performance art or has a video supplement, include link)
Fiction, Non-Fiction (Print / Online)
- Submit a maximum of 2 pieces
- Word Count per piece: 4000 – 6000(we aren’t overly strict with word count)
- Please use Times New Roman 12pt. font (unless font is integral to your story) in .doc, .docx or .pdf
- We do not accept unsolicited excerpts. If you have an excerpt you think is an exception, please contact Elliott at email@example.com
Photography (Print / Online)
- Series of 3-10 images in this name format: lastname_firstname_title - Artist statement (250 words max.)
- Image specs: Jpegs, 72 dpi, 2000px on the longest side, sRGB profile
- If there are supplementary multimedia material for your piece, please include a link in your artist statement
Short Video / Film (Online Only)
- Submit a maximum of 2 pieces and include a short 100-word synopsis of each piece submitted
- Up to 15 minutes in length.
- When encoding your file for submission please ensure at least 720p, but put 1080p is preferred. Use of the H.264 Codec is highly encouraged.
- Please provide a private link to your uploaded video (YouTube or Vimeo) within your email
Internet Art & Animations (Online Only)
- Submit a maximum of 5 pieces
- Include a short artist statement for each piece
- Please provide a link to each of your pieces through Behance, Dribbble, github, or your own personal website when submitting
Music / Audio (Online Only)
- Submit a maximum of 3 pieces
- Length is not an a determent for us
- Include a short artist statement for each piece
- Please provide a link to each of your pieces through Soundcloud or Youtube in your email.
Important (Please Read):
- Due to the creative directions with the online and in print options, we might accept pieces pending that your piece will move to the form different from the one you indicated in your email. If this is not something you prefer, you may withdraw your submission from our magazine.
- If your work doesn’t traditionally fit into any of the above categories or is a hybrid of genres, please submit it under the category you feel most appropriate and we will consider it just the same.
Our Publication Rates
LooseLeaf is committed to paying you for your work! We pay, you get paid.
- POETRY: 25 per page to a maximum of 100
- FICTION: 50 per piece
- NON-FICTION: 50 per piece
- VISUAL ART: 40 - 80 per piece
- PHOTOGRAPHY: 40 - 80 per piece to a maximum of 80
- COMIC: 30 - 60 per piece based on length
- SHORT FILM: 40 - 60 per piece
- INTERNET ART: 15 - 30 per piece
- ANIMATION: 40 - 70 per piece
- MUSIC / AUDIO: 20 - 50
*All amounts listed in CAD
Publication Policy & Rules
- LooseLeaf Magazine purchases first North American Serial Rights for published works that revert back to the author upon publication. This means YOU keep copyright but guarantee that the work we publish is appearing in publication for the FIRST time.
- Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please inform us if your work is accepted by another publication.
- We only accept unpublished work (work from personal blogs, portfolios & exhibition anthologies may be submitted).
- Past published contributors will not be published in back-to-back volumes. Please wait one submission cycle before submitting your work to us again.
- We ask that you include a statement of acknowledgement in any subsequent reprints.
- Due to our number of submissions, please allow us time to get back to you!