Decorating Dissidence is currently open for submissions on the following themes:


Decorating Dissidence is on a summer hiatus. We will be back in November with ‘Wearable Art’. Check back in September for a call for submissions. Alternatively, remember that submissions are open through 2020 for our Bauhaus special issue. See below for details.


Anni Albers, City, 1949, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany

Rolling: Bauhaus Legacies (ongoing submissions throughout 2020)

  • Open throughout 2020, we are continuing to explore the legacies in the twenty-first century. We’re interested in hearing new perspectives on historical Bauhaus traditions, as well as reviews of/essays on/interviews with contemporary artists and makers who are reworking Bauhaus practices. 

What we’re looking for…

We accept: reviews of contemporary exhibitions or performances; interviews with contemporary practitioners; articles on aspects of craft and making in art, from the early twentieth century to the present day; images of art and craft work from practitioners; artist statements; interviews with contemporary artists, makers, and curators; and creative responses to art and craft.

We’re always open to new ideas, so if you want to submit something that’s not covered in the above, please get in touch!

Advice When Submitting Work

Word count will vary depending on the type of submission, but generally we suggest roughly 600-1000 words for reviews, articles, and interviews. 

For written creative responses, we are looking for work that directly responds to a piece of visual art or craft, or a craft technique. 

When submitting, you should include: 

  • A short 150-250 word bio of yourself, including website and social media links.
  • Relevant images

The best guide to the kind of submissions we might like to receive is what we usually publish, so please take the time to familiarise yourself with previous issues before contacting us. You can reach us at: decoratingdissidence@gmail.com

We generally advise submitting a proposal of around 200-300 words first, so that we can discuss your ideas before you write the piece, so that we can discuss how this will fit in to the issue as a whole. However, do feel free to submit a full piece for review.

Please note that unfortunately we are not currently in the position to pay for submissions, as the Decorating Dissidence blog generates no revenue and everyone involved with editing and managing it is donating their time for free. We are working hard to change this in the future!