Submission Checklist

For the initial proposal of a written work:

  • Submissions should represent original work and not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Proposals for articles and other written work should be between 300 and 500 words and in MS Word or RTF format. When writing your proposal, please plan on a final length of 8000 words or less.
  • If proposing a written work that is not a standard academic essay, please be sure to describe the intended form the final piece will take.

If your proposal is accepted, the editors will then request a draft. Please ensure that:

  • Your piece is properly prepared for blind review. This means that the piece itself should contain nothing that identifies you as the author. Any such references should be limited to a separate title page.
  • The final length of your piece is 8000 words or less.
  • All references are formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Notes to the text are endnotes.
  • All references cited in the text are included in the bibliography, and vice versa. Please do not inflate the bibliography with references that are not cited in text.
  • The document has been checked for spelling and other errors.

When submitting artworks:

  • Each artist may submit 3 original images.
  • Each file should be in jpg format, 1 MB, 300dpi, and at least 1000 pixels across.
  • Files must be titled with your last name, first initial, “underscore” and the correlating number to match the entry form. (Example: IshmaelA_Blackened1.jpg)
  • In the body of your email please include an artist statement of 100-300 words and an image list. The image list should contain artwork titles, dates, and any other pertinent citation information you would like considered. (Helvete will translate your image into a digital image scaled to the journal’s perimeters. If original data, such as medium or dimensions, should be considered in the reading of your image, this would be the place to note it.)

Requirements for all other works will be determined by the editors on a case-by-case basis.