We're always on the lookout for outstanding content by visionary American contemporary artists & contemporary art critics. As an artist-run press, we strive to offer substantive, prestigious, and accessible artist publication opportunities for creators at every career stage. We publish an academic art journal, a blog, and have a killer Instagram feed, each of which are dedicated to the study of American contemporary art.

we have 2 ways to submit content:

  1. Apply for An artist Publication Fellowship™ (fee required)

  2. Submit Images for our #FollowerFriday Instagram Series @peripheralvisionpress (Free)

Inquiries may be addressed to editor Scott Gleeson at submissions (at) peripheralvisionarts (dot) org. 

Peripheral Vision

Peripheral Vision is a biannual competition print journal of contemporary American art criticism covering artists at all career stages. Content is curated through our prestigious Artist Publication Fellowship™ program in which artists collaborate with experienced art historians on in-depth interpretive essays & interviews, much like you would find in a traditional museum exhibition catalog or peer-reviewed academic journal. Regular journal issues feature 20 artists through Essays of 300 - 3000 words, Interviews, Profiles, and Photo Essays. Artist profiles are published on the website. The annual Salon issue features 30-40 artists and an essay by the guest curator.

Apply for a Publication Fellowship by following the link below, and share our Calls for Entry with your colleagues and grad students.

Artist Publication Fellowships

Our Artist Publication Fellowship™ program is designed to afford American contemporary artists at all career stages the opportunity to collaborate one-on-one with distinguished critics for the production of original essays, interviews, profiles, and exhibitions. Why? Because we are art historians dedicated to working with living artists and expanding critical dialogs about American contemporary art. Our editors guide each Fellow through the publication process to insure each text offers critical insights to the artist's work and situates it within appropriate historical and theoretical contexts. We adopt a retrospective research strategy, thus we are able to consider an artist's entire career trajectory, rather than simply focusing on recent work, as many publications do. 

Our distinguished Fellows are characterized by a singular commitment to advancing the visual arts through the production of critically engaged work in their respective disciplines. Many of our Fellows have emerged from top Artist-In-Residence and MFA programs and hold key faculty and staff positions at American colleges and universities. 

Learn about past fellows and read archived articles on the Peripheral Vision journal page. Read our FAQ to learn about making your application the best it can be and the Terms of Use regarding imaging permissions.

Fellowships are open to artists over age 21 living and working in the USA. All are encouraged to apply - our sole criteria is artistic merit!

#FollowerFriday on Instagram

Megan Geckler

Megan Geckler

#FollowerFriday is our way of saying thanks to our loyal Instagram Followers! Each Friday we feature a single Artist, Institution, Gallery, or Curator on our feed @peripheralvisionpress. Past featured artists include Sheila Pepe, Otis Jones, Lynn BasaJeffrey Cortland JonesJohn PomaraKeer TanchakTheresa Daddezio, Gelah Penn, Karen Azarnia, Arghavan Khosravi, Megan Geckler, and Alina Tenser.

To be considered for a feature, please complete the form below and email 3-5 great images with ids (1-2MB each) to editor Scott Gleeson at submissions (at) peripheralvisionarts (dot) org.

Due to the volume of submissions, we are only able to reply to artists and institutions selected for a feature.