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05/02/2021 - 19:26

Epoch Literary Journal- "Roots" Cover Art

Epoch literary journal is currently seeking submissions for the cover art of our third issue with the theme of ‘Roots’. Submissions for cover art are open now – 28 February, 2021. (General submissions for artwork to be featured inside issue two will be open until 31 March, 2021; keep an eye out for a separate call).


What We Publish


Epoch is a publishing platform for original, creative nonfiction.


We want to hear every voice. Epoch enthusiastically encourages submissions from marginalised voices, BlPOC, POC, LGBT+ folks, emerging creators and people outside of academia. We hope you’ll trust us with your work.




We encourage the submission of all types of original artwork which can be printed in 2D including, but not limited to: drawing, painting, illustration, digital art, photography. Additionally, we accept stills of 3D art, such as ceramics, sculptures and installations. Please keep in mind that accepted work will be printed on one or two A5 pages.


Submission Guidelines


Smaller files are easier for us to upload and share as we deliberate submissions. Artwork must be initially submitted as .jpeg files, with a resolution of 72 dpi, and dimensions of at least 595 x 841 pixels.


If you work is selected, we will request larger files suitable for printing with the following specifications:

For continuous tone art (like a photograph or painting) we require .tiff files with a resolution of 300 dpi and dimensions of at least 2480 x 3508.

For line art (like a contour drawing) we require .tiff files with a resolution of 1200 dpi and dimensions of at least 9921 x 14032 pixels.


Before making your initial submission of the .jpeg files, please ensure that you are able to provide files which meet the above criteria in the event that your work is selected. Files which do not meet these criteria will not be eligible for publication.


At this time, we are only able to review five submissions of art per artist.


How to Submit


Please send of your best work to hillary [op] epochpress [punt] org.


1. In the body of your submission e-mail, please include full caption information for each piece: title, year, medium, dimensions, any relevant ‘courtesy of’ information, and the name and contact information of any models featured. Feel free to include any information about you or your work that you’d like us to know.


2. Please name files: FirstLast_CoverTitle (ex:OctaviaButler_CoverBloodchild). Your file name must include the word “Cover” to be considered for the cover art for issue two, otherwise it will be received as a standard submission and will be considered for general publication in the issue only.


3. Attach your submission(s) to the email as a.jpeg file. If submitting multiple pieces, please attach each piece as a separate file.


4. Do not include your name or other identifying information within the piece itself, with the exception of signed artwork. Were view anonymously.


Accepted Submissions


These art submissions will also be entered with consideration for general publication in ‘Roots’, unless specified otherwise. Standard payment for contributing artists is £15, while the artist of our Cover Art will be awarded £25.


You will be notified after the closing date for submissions whether your piece has been accepted or rejected. If your work is accepted, you will need to sign a publishing agreement granting us non-exclusive rights to publish your work, which will be made available online and sold in print. You will retain copyright for your work, but subsequent publications must include a credit line indicating that your piece first appeared in Epoch literary journal, with the appropriate issue and year.


Contributor Payment


Epoch Press is committed to paying contributors. At present, we offer the artist of the accepted cover art their choice of:


A. £25




B. £15 plus a contributor copy (and domestic shipping)


We’re artists and writers ourselves; we know your work has value and exposure doesn’t pay the bills. Epoch Press is a brand new, independent publishing press with low funds but big goals. Paying contributors well is a crucial tenet of our long-term plan, and the amount we offer for accepted submissions will increase with our funding.


If you have any questions regarding submission guidelines, do not hesitate to e-mail us at enquiries [op] epochpress [punt] org.


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email: hillary [at]