Number: seeks writing that critically explores the visual arts of the Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas region. Submissions for publication are reviewed and selected by an editorial team led by our editor. Writers for both online and print editions of Number: should consider the following before submitting work:

  • Writers must disclose potential conflicts of interst when submitting work.
  • Writers are responsible for submitting images as appropriate with proper cutlines and permissions.
  • The editorial team reserves the write to seek revisions and/or edit the work for grammar, publication style guidelines, length, general content, and accuracy while maintaining the original ideas of the writer.
  • Submissions that are malicious, demeaning, or hateful will not be published.
  • All submitted works may be considered for either print or online publication. At this time writers will only be paid for work published in the print editions of Number.
  • Submissions that do not meet general and category guidelines (i.e. reviews, features, interviews, etc.) will not be considered.
Number:Inc is seeking feature articles (1000-1500 words) for the Spring 2016 issue of Number. Feature articles should focus on the topical theme of each issue. Submissions not related to the theme will not be considered for print publication. Be sure to submit high quality images to support your writing.

Feature Article (FA) Guidelines:

  1. 1000-1500 words
  2. Saved as a Word document (doc.)
  3. 12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  4. Italicize titles of art works, books, films, and articles
  5. Credit ideas, information, and images appropriately
  6. Gain permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission
  7. Follow naming conventions for all files
  8. Include high resolution TIFF or JPEG images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")
  9. Do not submit images taken from websites

File Naming Conventions

Written Submission

  • issue#_FA_lastname_firstname

Image File

  • Issue#_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#

Number:Inc is seeking Interviews (1000-1500 words) for the Spring 2016 issue of Number. Using an interview format that includes the question and answers, provide insight into the artists, educators, and supporters of the arts. Be sure to submit high quality images to support your writing.

Interviews (IN) Guidelines:

  1. 1000-1500 words
  2. Saved as a Word document (.doc)
  3. 12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  4. Italicize tiltes of art works, books, films, and articles
  5. Credit ideas, information, and images appropriately
  6. Gain permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission
  7. Follow naming conventions for all files
  8. Include high resolution TIFF or JPEG images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")
  9. Do not submit images taken from websites

File Naming Conventions

Written Submission

  • issue#_IN_lastname_firstname

Image File

  • Issue#_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#

Number:Inc is seeking Regional Updates for the next issue of Number. In about 500 words, tell us about what is happening in your region of Tennessee, Mississippi, or Arkansas. Submissions can focus on developments, opportunities, plans, upcoming shows or art events, issues and/or controversies. Be sure to submit high quality images to support your writing.

Regional Update (RU) Guidelines:

  1. 500 words
  2. Saved as a Word document (doc.)
  3. 12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  4. Italicize titles of art works, books, films, and articles
  5. Credit ideas, information, and images appropriately
  6. Gain permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission
  7. Follow naming conventions for all files
  8. Include high resolution TIFF or JPEG images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")
  9. Do not submit images taken from websites

File Naming Conventions

Written Submission

  • issue#_RU_lastname_firstname

Image File

  • Issue#_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#

Number:  seeks critical reviews of current visual art shows, performances and exhibitions that are taking place throughout the TN, AR, MS region. Preference is given to reviews as follows:

  1. Reviews of work by regional artists showing in the region
  2. Reviews of shows or exhibitions at regional arts organizations/institutions
  3. Reviews of exhibitions, shows, or performances taking place outside of TN, MS, or AR but featuring a regional artist.
  4. Reviews of note from neighboring states to TN, MS, and AR.

Submissions Guidelines:

  1. 700-1000 words
  2. Saved as a Word document (.doc)
  3. 12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  4. Italicize tiltes of art works, books, films, and articles
  5. Ideas, information, and images credited appropriately
  6. Permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission)
  7. Follow naming conventions for all files
  8. Include high resolution JPEG or TIFF images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")

File Naming Conventions

Written Submission

  • RE_lastname_firstname

Image File

  • RE_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#

Number:  seeks critical writing on visual art issues, art advocacy, and art education (700-1000 words). Preference is given to articles focusing on the TN, AR, MS region.

  1. Provide information on current issues impacting the arts and arts organizations
  2. Advocate for artists, arts organizations, and/or benefits of art to communities
  3. Cover art educational topics or activities

Submissions Guidelines:

  1. Saved as a Word document (.doc)
  2. 12 pt. Times New Roman, Double Spaced
  3. Italicize titles of art works, books, films, and articles
  4. Ideas, information, and images credited appropriately
  5. Permission for use of images (you may be required to provide proof of permission)
  6. Follow naming conventions for all files
  7. Include high resolution JPEG or TIFF images (300 dpi @ 5"X7")

File Naming Conventions

Written Submission

  • IAE_lastname_firstname

Image File

  • IAE_authorlastname_titleofwork_image#
This is an open call for artwork to be considered for the cover of the next issue of Number

Artists from AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, and VA are eligible to apply. Artwork will be selected by the Guest Editor of the issue. Artwork will also be seen on the Number:Inc website and on Facebook. All appearances of the artwork will be credited. Visit numberinc.org/back-issues for examples of past covers. Notifications will only be sent out to the artist whose work was selected. 

Artists may submit up to 3 images. All submissions must be original artwork created by the person(s) completing the submission. Submission files should use the expected file naming convention of artists first initial_last name_title of artwork_submission# (Exaample: j_doe_myartwork_1.jpg) in either JPEG or TIFF format.

To be considered, submissions must meet all requirements below:
  • Up to 3 original artworks created by submitter
  • High quality color images only
  • 200 dpi @ 9.5"w x 10.625"h
  • TIFF, uncompressed JPEG
  • Artwork related to issue theme
  • Include an Artist Resume (PDF)
Note: Accepted images will be cropped, and altered to meet print requirements for the cover. This includes the addition of text, sizing to fit cover, and optimization for color newsprint cover. As a result of submitting your artwork, you may be contacted for other opportunities with the Number:Inc. organization such as shows and publication opportunities.