DEADLINE: 10/18/2021 – MIDNIGHT
Call for Entries for a Special Edition of The Northern Mirror
for Release with the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival!
With the release of our second issue on the horizon, we thought it a good time to also jump on the opportunity to do a special edition in collaboration with the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival. This shorter edition will be available during the film festival screening at the Fargo Theater during the first week of November.
We are seeking all creative media! 2D & 3D, digital and traditional art and craft. Poetry, prose, and short essays. Film, dance, and music videos. If you made it, we’re interested!
Theme: We are looking for content that is centered around human rights related issues, whether that be the indigenous led fight against pipelines, children in cages at border camps, the mistreatment of our healthcare providers and service industry workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, or any of the atrocities we are faced with every single day.
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.
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. We do not wish to reject a submission based on errors in grammar or punctuation, so long as a point is being made. Doing so would go against our mission to overthrow imperialistic notions and institutional standards. That said, we also currently do not have an excess of time to allocate towards policing grammar and mechanics, so it’s mostly on you to be your own editor.
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 in width x 8.5 in height, and currently not in color. Keep this in mind as you make your submissions.
- Please limit to no more than four-six smaller images, or no more than two – 7 x 11.25 in (or roughly 1400 x 2300px), 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.
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 through Google Forms – Here.
Or mail in physical submissions to:
P.O. Box 1843, Fargo, ND 58107
⚠⚠⚠ Uploading files through the Google form requires a Google account, if you do not have one you will need to email your files directly to RedRiverCreativesCollective@gmail.com