The spirit of black music - Call for papers - Deadline: August 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Revue Artéfact /

Artefact is an online magazine (quarterly) based on our facination for art, reportage and multicultural society. Our purpose is to get people involved in discussing, sharing ideas and showing their point of view. Our ambition is to create a platform of communication between artists and the general public.

Our first issue is dedicated to black music which influenced other domaines of art and had an impact on Western history. We would like to animate and generate a real dialog about black music, it's genesis, mystique and influence. That's why Artefact encourages you to share your essais, photos, drawings and other works. Get involved and help us to develop our website (sections such as cinema, theater, dance, literature and music).

If you would like to become our contributor, please find some instructions below:

Send us samples of your work (in French or English) to the following e-mail address:

We're looking for:

Deadline: August 15, 2012

 Reviews: (in French and/or English) of 4 000 to 6 000 words, *.rtf or *.doc files,

 Stories (8 000 to 12 000 words), short stories or poems (not longer than 1 500 words)

 Book reviews: not longer than 5 000 words, spaces included, *.rtf ot *.doc files,

 Photos (*.jpeg) or drawings (*.jpeg, *.doc) in proper display resolution (300 dpi)

Every sample of work shall include:

1. A complete title and a brief presentation of the authors,
2. A short review (100-200 words), billingual if possible,
3. A bibliography,
4. if graphique: a permission to use it in Artefact

Your work won't be published if:

 it is a coryright theft,
 it presents false facts,
 it is not precise nor concise,
 it includes defamation,
 it includes elements of pornography,
 it includes elements of hate, racism, sexism or homophoby,
 it is advertisement

Authors will be notified by e-mail of the refusal of the publication and its reason.