As you all know, we have our writers’ call out and we’re working towards putting together a great issue for you! Even though we are all passionate about language, writing may not be the most appealing thing for you (given the amount of writing we already have to do, this is completely understandable!). So we want you to have the opportunity to express yourself from an artistic perspective as well. The magazine would not be complete without some visuals anyway! In true KAT Blad fashion, we want the magazine to include work done by the readers; so in this case, you! We are looking for illustrations, pictures, and any other visual elements we can include in this edition!
What should the art be about?
Since this is the first time we are including visual elements separate from the articles, we want you to have artistic freedom about what you want to submit. As with the writers’ call, we are looking for art that is about linguistics or languages in general. This can be about a number of different topics within linguistics, about a particular language or language phenomenon, and more so about how you visualise language. We know this is quite abstract, but we just want to see how language inspires you! It doesn’t just have to be drawings either– you can also submit pictures inspired by languages or that show language in the world around you!
If you want to work on this project but don’t have a theme in mind, you can also choose to illustrate one of the many interesting articles included in the current issue!
Please also note that we will likely have to print in black and white, though our digital edition will of course be in colour. When you submit your piece we will discuss with you how you think your work would be best represented and if you would prefer to only have it in the digital (colour) version.
I want to submit my artwork! What should I do?
We are very happy that you have decided to help us make this issue aesthetically pleasing! To share your ideas and submit the final piece, please get in touch with us via social media (Instagram or Facebook) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t have to submit a finalised piece right now (although if that is the case, even better!) so get in touch to discuss your ideas. The tentative deadline is the end of March, make sure you start in time!
We hope you are inspired after reading this and can’t wait to get art-ing! Show us how you see language or help one of our writers’ work come to life. Hopefully, this blog makes the submission process clear, but if not, feel free to reach out at any point! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
See you soon :)
The KAT Blad Team