Call for Submissions: Word & Image 2024


The seventh Word & Image project will be accepting entries from April 1 through April 30, 2024. 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. Check here for detailed submission guidelines and a link for submissions can be found on the submissions page of the Hoffman Center website.

The twelve selected artists and writers will be randomly paired.  We plan to hold our pairing event online at the Hoffman Center the evening of Saturday, June 8. Participants will meet their partners and receive digital copies of each other’s submitted work.

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.

The project will culminate in an event on October 5 at the Hoffman Center, featuring the creative products of the Word & Image participants. The work of the paired writers and artists will be printed and mounted on high quality broadside posters, which will hang in the Hoffman Gallery, as well as published in a book. Broadsides, original artwork, and the book will be on display and available for sale throughout the month of October.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]