We welcome submissions to be considered for inclusion in future issues of PORT smith. As this is a curated publication, not all submissions will be published although each will be given thoughtful consideration.
This is a self-published endeavor by Plainspoke. Proceeds from sales or any sponsorship will help to offset the cost of printing and binding. Contributors will not be paid — nor will they be asked to pay — for inclusion in the journal. Contributors will receive two complimentary copies of the journal upon publication.
We seek focused projects or thematic series rather than general portfolios. Initial submissions can be provided as low-res JPEG or PDF files. If your work is selected for inclusion, images will need to be provided as reproduction-quality digital files (minimum 8 x 10 inches at 300 ppi/dpi). Physical/dimensional artwork will need to have been professionally photographed and provided at the same resolution requirements described above.
We will also need a brief written description of your project — this can include the origin, meaning, physical description, etc., of the featured body of work — as well as a short artist bio of 50 words along with one website/online link that you’d like to include. This text might be edited for consistency with others appearing within the publication.
We seek essays, short stories (1,000 to 3,000 words), poems, transcripts of spoken word performances and excerpts from lengthier works. Please provide all submissions as Word documents.
We will also need a brief personal bio of 50 words along with one website/online link that you’d like to include. Your bio might be edited for consistency with others appearing within the publication.