‘Linear’ zine – call for entries

Following on from the success of our two previous photozines, Water and A Worked Landscape (both of which sold out and have been reprinted), we are excited to announce that submissions are now open for our third zine, titled ‘Linear’.

The theme

Popular perceptions of Dartmoor are often of a bleak and featureless place – unchanging, inhospitable, sparsely populated and remote. But this view belies the true range and diversity of the moorland landscape which extends from the suburban fringes of Plymouth to the deep, lush ancient woodland of the southern and eastern valleys and the high, exposed granite tors of the northern plateau.

Scratch below the surface in any of these places and a deeper observation reveals a far richer, layered landscape than Dartmoor is often credited with. A landscape etched with the lines and crossing points formed – both by design and by accident – from centuries of human connection.

From its leats, ancient trackways, river crossings and corpse roads, to its forgotten railway tracks and tramways, and of course its present-day military and utility infrastructure, Dartmoor remains a deeply connected landscape, shaped almost as much by the basic human need to communicate as it is by the forces of time and weather.

The theme of linear seeks to explore this sense of the moor as a connected space, revealing the often subtly hidden lines and nodes of communication – both ancient and modern – which have helped form the Dartmoor landscape we see today.

What we are looking for

While our previous zines were focused on photography, this time we are opening things up and are seeking submissions of up to three images per person across any medium (photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, etc.), from both professional artists and enthusiastic amateurs. How you interpret the theme is entirely up to you – we’d love to see striking and original work that interprets ‘linear’ in creative ways, offering fresh perspectives on Dartmoor and its landscape.

Our zines are a series of high quality, affordable, paperback titles. This zine will be B5 format (245 x 170mm, slightly larger than our previous photozines), one image per page, printed on high quality, uncoated paper. You must be able to provide high quality, high resolution images of your work.

Zines are sold on our online shop, in selected stockists, and at exhibitions and events.

Dates

Entries must be received by 5pm on Monday 31st October 2022.

Our submissions panel will then meet to select the entries to be included. The zine will be published in early December 2022.

Terms and conditions

  • Submissions can only be be accepted via the online form below.
  • The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5pm, Monday 31st October 2022.
  • One entry per person, consisting of up to three artworks. Multiple entries will not be considered for inclusion.
  • We will inform you if your submission is successful or not by mid-November.
  • If you are unable to provide images of suitable quality and resolution for printing at 245 x 170mm we reserve the right to reject your entry, before or after selection.
  • You retain full copyright of your images, but grant The Dartmoor Collective permission to reproduce them in the zine, on our website and social media, and in the wider media as part of our promotion of this and future publications and events and The Dartmoor Collective in general.
  • There will be space in the zine for each artist’s name, website and social media links.
  • All selected artists will receive a complimentary copy of the zine.

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