Critical Read

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Critical Read publishes Raft Magazine as well as Critical Read Artwork Biography e-books.

Our mission is threefold: to re-imagine critical writing about the arts; to make American art and art history more accessible and discoverable; and to help artists build sustainable careers. 

Before you pitch us, please take the time to read the work on our site: 

We accept personal essays and micro-flash art appreciations year-round. Artists, we're interested in promoting your crowdfunding campaigns. 

We read pitches for Artwork Biographies from the beginning of September until the end of the year. Please allow up to six months for response. You can see the Critical Read artwork biographies here: 

We pay our writers. Rates vary by assignment. We will only consider previously unpublished work. 

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