Call for Submissions

Art for "Fear"

The theme for the Sping 2024 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine is “Fear.” What are you afraid of? Who or what might be afraid of you? And what is fear, anyway? 

For this issue, we’re looking for images relating to fears both rational and irrational. What should more people be afraid of? What are things we used to fear, or not fear, that we now do, or do not? What things do people commonly fear that we should not?

If you’re an artist and have work that we might consider for “Fear,” we’d like to know about it. Please consider the constraints of a magazine cover (e.g., vertical orientation, nameplate, and cover lines). We are most interested in works by Oregon-based artists.

Please send us the following:

  • A high-resolution digital image (300 dpi at 8" x 10"; scans or photographs, JPEG or TIFF)
  • Your name, the title of the work, the type of media as well as contact information (email and phone number)
  • Description of the relationship of the image to the theme

Send submissions to by March 1, 2024. Payment is $300 for the selected image. 


Posts for "Fear"

For the spring issue of Oregon Humanities, we’re inviting readers to send their true stories about fears both rational and irrational. Tell us about your experiences with thrills and chills. We’re interested in the full spectrum of fear: heebie-jeebies, apprehension, worry, anxiety, paranoia, panic, and terror. Send your submissions (400 words maximum) by March 1, 2024 to Submissions may be edited for space or clarity.


Upcoming Themes

  • Summer 2024: Public (August 2024, submissions due April 2023)
  • Winter 2025: Currents (December 2024, submissions due August 2023)

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