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We are currently interested in book reviews and literary essays/criticism, public-facing scholarship, and arts criticism/journalism (film, dance, theater, performance, visual art, and beyond). See Features to get a sense of what we’ve been publishing. We welcome reviews of work in translation, books published by smaller presses and university presses, and work that has received less critical attention. If you are including work by another artist or artists (visual art, for example) in your review or essay, it is your responsibility to obtain permission. We pay $40 per web feature, or a two-year print subscription (usually $63). Include a bio and email address in your cover letter. Submit one work at a time, but feel free to let us know in your cover letter if you would be interested in contributing web features on a more regular basis.

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