Call for Submissions for Word & Image 2022

Call for Submissions: Word & Image, a Dialogue Between Writers and Artists

The sixth Word & Image project will be accepting entries from April 1 through April 30, 2022. This Hoffman Center program pairs artists and writers to create original work, each in response to the other’s. It’s a fun and challenging way to stretch your creative wings, no matter what your medium.

Writers submit three pieces of writing and artists submit three pieces of art. From the submissions, twelve writers and twelve artists will be selected by a judging team of past participants. Detailed submission guidelines and a link for submissions can be found on the submissions page.

The twelve selected artists and writers will be randomly paired.  We plan to hold our pairing event online on Friday, June 3rd.  Each writer and artist will be given copies of the other’s submitted work electronically.

Over the summer, each writer and each artist will create new work in response to one of the three pieces submitted by their partner. A writer might create a new poem in response to a watercolor, for example. A photographer might make a new image in response to a prose piece. The resulting new works will be due Friday, July 31st electronically.

If everything goes as planned, the artwork will be exhibited at an in-person Word & Image event on October 1, where the writers will also read their new work.  The paired work will be printed on broadsides, which will hang in the Hoffman Gallery, as well as published in a book.  Both will be available for sale.

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