The Purposeful Mayonnaise

To submit to TPM Gallery please click here. The submission guidelines on this page are for The Purposeful Mayonnaise Journal and The Bagel Hole.


Submissions for Volume 2 Issue 3 are open.


Deadline: September 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm est.

Theme:  For this issue, we would like to go loosely in the direction of DESIRE

*** longing | appetite | aspiration | craving | wish | devotion | eagerness | aspiration | greed | hunger | inclination | lust | yearning | need | thirst | need | will ***

Send us your best art, words, ideas. 


Please send your submission by email to hello@thepurposefulmayo.com with "YourFirstName YourLastName TPM Issue 2.3" in the subject line. (For example, if your name is Snow White, your subject line would be "Snow White TPM Issue 2.3").

For all submissions: please include a short bio (1-3 sentences) or a blurb about yourself and links to your website and social media (if applicable).

We welcome work from previous contributors. If you have been featured in our journal, we'd like to ask you kindly to sit one out. Please allow at least one issue in between your submissions. 

We will reply to all submissions during the second week of October 2022. Issue 2.3 publication date is October 15th.


We are looking for:

Art: 

Painting, drawing, watercolour, mixed media, analog collage, fine art photography (preference for film photography), sculpture, installation, hybrid projects (art & words, art & science, etc.). We are not looking for digital art.
Please send 1-10 images of your work as jpeg files, or a link to your portfolio or body of work relevant to the theme. Please DO NOT include a general link to your website/Instagram as your submission. 

If successful, we will ask for higher resolution images. Please try to attach the image files instead of embedding them.

Make sure the images are well-lit, cropped around your work, with no frames or background showing except for sculpture and installations.
For each piece please include the title of work, year of completion, medium, dimensions in the body of the email or as an attached Word document.
An artist or process statement is not mandatory at this time but preferred.

Poetry:

Up to 5 unpublished poems in a single attached Word document (doc/docx file extensions only). 
Submissions should be typed, single-spaced, and paginated.
Erasures, concrete poetry, visual poetry, and poems with irregular indentation should be submitted in PDF format.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.


Prose:

Previously unpublished essays, creative nonfiction, fiction (short stories), prose poems between 200 and 3000 words.
Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, and paginated in a single attached Word document (doc/docx file extensions only). Please include the word count on the first page.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.  


Hybrid projects: art & words, art & science, etc.


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Submissions to The Purposeful Mayonnaise Journal and The Bagel Hole are free. 

Artists and writers retain full rights to their work.

The Purposeful Mayonnaise is not a paying market but is aiming to become one eventually. 

Submit to The Bagel Hole

The Bagel Hole is where we publish weekly features, artist interviews, poems, short prose.

We're looking for poetry, short stories, ramblings, essays, visual art, visual essays, personal stories. 

We're also looking to showcase writers and artists in short interviews. We aim for a TBH turnaround time of about one week. 

To submit: 

Send us your work by email to hello@thepurposefulmayo.com with the subject line "FirstName LastName TBH" (submissions are free). Please include your website and social media, if applicable, and a short bio (2-3 sentences).

Writing:  12pt, Times New Roman (double-spaced for anything not poetry).  Erasures, concrete poetry, visual poetry, and poems with irregular indentation should be submitted in PDF format.  Submit up to 5 poems or up to 500 words double-spaced for anything not poetry in a Word document. Please use your name for file naming.  We accept reprints, but please let us know where and when it was previously published.

Art: up to 5 low-res photos as attachment or a link to your portfolio/body of work (if successful, we will ask for high-resolution images).  

For interviews: tell us a bit about yourself and your work. Please include a link to your portfolio/body of work, website and/or social media. 

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Submissions to The Bagel Hole are free.
Artists and writers retain full rights to their work.

Copyright info & Submission terms:

Please submit only your own work. If you need to submit on behalf of someone else, please contact us and explain the situation (you are required to obtain the artist’s approval).

 
By submitting to The Purposeful Mayonnaise (including the weekly feature, The Bagel Hole) you are confirming that you own the rights to the work or have permission from the copyright holder to submit the work.
By submitting you are granting The Purposeful Mayonnaise the non-exclusive right to publish the work in its submitted form on our website, publication (online or print), social media channels, newsletter. The Purposeful Mayonnaise uses Canadian English and reserves the right to edit all written content submitted (writing submissions, artist bios, artist statement, etc.) for grammar / spelling / formatting, without changing the content of your writing. 

By submitting your work you agree to being added to our mailing list. You are free to unsubscribe at any time.  

By submitting your work to The Purposeful Mayonnaise you accept the submission terms above.

Your email address will never be shared with any third parties. 

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