Choeofpleirn Press accepts photographs and illustrations of art for all our literary journals. The added value art brings to our magazines is incalculable, and we seek to encourage photographers and artists who might not have sought publication for their works before to submit to us.
For works of art, we are looking for clear images in your photographs or drawings (which could be of an artwork you created in another medium) that evoke a clear response; titles for the artwork help viewers understand the art (even if the artist does not understand her/his own art). Future writers should have no problem writing 1000 words about your photos or drawings. We ask that you limit your submissions to six images per email.
Each creator should:
save each image file with your Surname and a portion of the work's title;
make certain that each image has at least 300 dpi to ensure a quality image, once it is published. We need 600 dpi photos for cover images, however. Send us your images as a jpg attachment to ChoeofpleirnPress@gmail.com.
include a cover letter containing a 100-word third person biography (i.e. Jane Doe sculpts...) with your submission. To assist us in viewing your work more objectively, consider offering us a brief explanation of the works' origins or inspiration; if there are details about the work you would like mentioned with its publication, feel free to specify what those are;
if you choose to submit more than six images, please do so in separate emails. Remember, we publish art in each of our magazines, so we are looking for engaging images with lots of color, if possible.
Artists who submit their work for publication can also enter the annual Mary Cassat Art Contest by paying the $15 contest fee below. Only the top winner of the contest receives the $100 prize, but the top 10 works of art whose creators paid for the contest will be republished in our Best of Choeofpleirn Press annual issue and listed as finalists in the contest. Use the Paypal payment box below (you can use your credit card, if you prefer by using the black debit/credit button) to submit your payments for the creative contest you would like to enter. Select which creative contest in which you would like to enter your manuscript.
If you want to submit works of different genres (i.e. art and fiction), please use separate emails for each genre to aid our email filing system.
Submission of your work to Choeofpleirn Press means you are allowing us to print and copyright your work for the magazine issue in which your work appears. Realize, though, that creators retain their ownership of their works, but, if a work we publish is republished elsewhere, we ask that you acknowledge our literary journal as your work's first publication.
We will copyright each journal, but creators of each piece we choose to publish will receive a free pdf file of that published journal. We ask that every winner of each contest allow us publication rights to the winning work for both the original journal it appears in and for the Choeofpleirn Best of issue, published in December of each year.
We will also work with Amazon to create print-on-demand versions of each journal that each creator can purchase to give to friends and family. The Amazon edition is full color to better highlight the artwork.
We prefer that you do not send us works that are being considered for publication elsewhere, but, should your work be published somewhere else first, please notify us as soon as possible, so we can withdraw your work from our publication process.
We also do not publish written works created with AI programming, which the U.S. Copyright Office has deemed non-copyrightable. Images transformed with digital programming (such as Photoshop) are still acceptable, however.
Thank you for seeking a home for your creative work with Choeofpleirn Press!
If you would like to further assist our publication efforts, but would rather do so anonymously, please donate what you can.