DEADLINE: 11/30/2022 – Wednesday, November 30th!
Call for Entries!
Brought to you by the Red River Creatives Collective & North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival.
We are releasing issue no. 07 in conjunction with the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival opening at the Plains Art Museum in January 2023. We invite you to submit to the open call for their touring exhibition as well. Their deadline is December 18th.
What do we want?
We are seeking all creative media relating to human rights, civil rights, or social justice issues! This includes 2D & 3D, digital and traditional art and craft. Poetry, prose, and short essays. Film, dance, and music videos. Old & new work accepted.
This theme is meant to be an inspirational guide with which you may base your submission on. It is not meant to be a concrete thing to limit your work. You’re free to interpret the theme and incorporate it into your work at your own discretion. However, we are generally inclined to give preference in selecting those that address the theme, and specifically entries which come from BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ or neurodivergent/disabled folks.
Please review the guidelines & find the link to the submission form below.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please email us at:
We don’t like a lot of rules, but we do have some guidelines that will make this process a little more streamlined and easier for us to pull together. Please read on.
We aren’t the grammar police. We do not wish to reject a submission based on errors in grammar or punctuation, so long as a point is being made. That said, we have recently added a check box to our submission form for those that would like to request a proof reading & corrections.
Racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, ableist, or other works targeting specific groups of people will not be accepted. We understand artistic freedom and respect groups’ rights to reclaim and repurpose words that have been meant to hurt and oppress them, but bigotry will not be admissible.
Lastly! Feel free to send us information (flyers & write ups) regarding community events, educational opportunities, or other local happenings of interest.
Visual art/images: our print pages are 5.5″ width x 8.5″ height, with approximately .25″ margins. We only print in black & white. Keep this in mind as you make your submissions.
- Please limit to no more than four image submissions, preferably in .jpeg format.
- If you have trouble resizing/reformatting images, please reach out to us. A good, free, online image editor to use is: Photopea.com
- If submitting multiple files, it is extremely helpful if you name your files with the image title and your name,
(ex: BigSky_JoeSchmitty.jpg – or some variation of that).
Written submissions: .docx or google docs preferred. Please limit to no more than 3500 words for fiction and no more than 4 poems. We also accept nonfiction and articles of higher word counts on a case-by-case basis. For ease of formatting, put document pages into landscape format with two columns. Traditionally, we use Arial 10pt font.
Video & audio submissions: provide links to your work (Vimeo, Youtube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, etc.).
Please include video stills, album covers, etc. (see image guidelines), and a short write up discussing the project.
→ → → Please submit zine entries here. ← ← ←
Or mail in physical submissions to:
P.O. Box 1843, Fargo, ND 58107
Alternatively, if you have difficulty using the google form, just email your files directly to