Mysticism: Fall 2020 – Call for Pitches and Artist Pages

During the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 crisis, artists continue to show us new ways of thinking, connecting and raising consciousness. Art can explore abstract concepts, non-linear ideas, and spiritual beliefs in various forms and incantations – the tarot, oracles, spirituality, celestial bodies, shamanism, divinity and astrology. Art and mysticism help to meditate, connect to something larger, and perhaps realign or reposition our values. This issue focuses on artists in Atlantic Canada exploring the depths of mystical and transformational forms, which could potentially lead us towards transcendence.

Commissioned Artist Pages

Visual Arts News invites all artists in Atlantic Canada to propose new works for our upcoming issue of the magazine. Work must be completed by September 8, 2020.

ELIGIBILTY: Open to all artists residing in Atlantic Canada. Accepted work will be highlighted as a two page colour spread printed in our magazine for distribution (1000 copies).

FEES: Artists will receive an honorarium of $500. Plus materials costs (up to $500)

SUBMISSIONS must include:

  • Short description/sketches of proposed work including how it will be shown in the two page centre spread of the magazine
  • Budget for materials
  • 5 – 10 images of previous work (jpegs)
  • Artist statement and CV

DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by email to end of day July 23, 2020.

Call for Pitches

We’re looking for pitches, ideas, stories and exhibitions about Mysticism in the Arts in Atlantic Canada. Review an upcoming exhibition touching on our theme, profile an artist who’s engaged in these dialogues. We’d love to hear from new and seasoned writers, artists, students, and critical thinkers from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. If you are a new writer and would like assistance preparing your pitch, please contact our Editor in advance. 

Fees: Writers are paid $250 for each piece. Articles are roughly 1000 words.


Features, exhibition reviews, and artist profiles are the most popular stories we accept. Pitches should be submitted by email to along with a brief bio, less than 300 words in total. If you are a new writer to us please include a related writing sample. Please see our website for more information.

Pitches will be accepted until end of day July 23. First drafts are due August 21. The Fall 2020 issue will be published October 16.


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