Call for papers

Call for papers - submissions (Please find the PDF at the end of the page)

Submissions are accepted three times per year: January 10, April 1st and September 1st. Writers are invited to propose articles of between 1000 to 2000 words. These can be sent by e-mail in Word or RTF format to To facilitate the editorial and correction process, writers should include their postal address, telephone numbers and e-mail address, as well as a short biography. If the article is related to a specific work, the Editorial Board may ask the writer to provide images.

Young Critics Competition

esse's critical writing competition is open to young writers registered in undergraduate or graduate university studies. The article can be an art-related essay, or a critical review of an exhibition, performance, or site-specific intervention, and should respect the magazine’s general mandate. Texts should be between 750 – 1250 words in length. The winner of this competition will see their article in print in the September 2012 issue of esse magazine (no. 76). This author will receive a support from the editorial board for the final writing, a writer’s fee of $250 as well as a two-year subscription to esse.

For article Submissions contact us at: Please write “Young Critics Competition” in the subject line. You have until May 10, 2012 to send your text. *The competition is open only to students living in Canada.


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