Photo and Art Submission

We invite a diverse range of original art media which lift up issues of social justice and faith: photographs, drawings, paintings, digital art, etc. Please review our upcoming journal issue themes and our site content to see if Unbound might be a good home for your art. Unbound encourages its artists to think outside of the box and to express themselves creatively, in ways not possible in the traditional format of a written article. Unbound welcomes art that is grounded in your personal experiences, hopes, and frustrations. Unbound’s primary considerations in its acceptance or rejection of art submissions are: originality; relevance to the journal’s mission and/or issue themes; appropriateness for a faith-based journal with viewers of a wide variety of ages; and whether the art offers a critique of society, church, unjust social mores and/or political policies.

In addition, all photographs must be accompanied by a signed release of any individuals who are depicted in the photograph(s). In the event the individual depicted is under the age of 18, the release must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

If you would like to submit a written explanation, please submit that explanation in Microsoft Word, as an attachment, with your art.

To submit your photo or art, email images at not less than 1024×800 pixels, but preferably higher (2240×1680). JPG, PNG, GIF only, no RAW or Adobe formats. Scanned images should be the highest possible resolution. Please note that we can only make basic color and contrast corrections for final print, and as such, all images should be “print-ready” without text overlays, watermarks, copyright notices, or borders. Any images too small for good visibility or not meeting the above criteria will not be considered. All art must be in digital form. If you have a painting, drawing or other non-digital art, please scan or otherwise digitally convert your work before submitting. Unbound accepts only electronic submissions.

Artists should be willing to respond to questions from Internet viewers of their art.

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