Whether you've written an event, film or theatre review, crafted a poem or short story, transcribed an interview or blogged about your most recent travel experience, we at ST.ART Magazine want to welcome you to The Creative. At ST.ART, we dedicate ourselves to building a literary platform within the St Andrews community in which writers can eloquently express their findings on art, music, film, theatre and more.
As a committee, we aim to refresh our website with new content on a daily basis in order to ensure that we hold the most up-to-date commentary on the art world. As a biannual publication, we also curate one theme-based print issue per semester. After announcing the theme and submission deadline, the committee reviews all content considered for submission. We then select the most relevant, well-crafted work to produce St Andrews's premier resource for contemporary art and culture.
There is no limit to the number of submissions per person.
Please be aware that we have a limited number of pages available in any given issue and are often overwhelmed with submissions, so unfortunately, we cannot publish all work.
We advise that all authors please review several issues of our publication before submitting work.
We also advise that all authors review our submission guidelines (see below) before submitting work. This list is in no way fixed: it simply serves as a starting point and hopefully provides further insight into ST.ART's creative vision. ST.ART will not attempt to limit your imagination; rather, as part of our mission, we actively emphasise freedom of artistic expression and creativity, and we encourage submissions from all those interested including both beginning and more established writers.
In addition to the general guidelines, specific guidelines apply but will vary depending on the section of the magazine that you are writing for, as well as whether you are submitting work to be considered for either online or print. For any section-specific questions, please contact the relevant section editor.
Finally, we at ST.ART will always remain open to any and all suggestions that you may have. If you have a concept for a writing prompt or new section of the website, for example, please feel free to reach out to us at any point; we are more than happy to help you realise your vision. Once an author has suggested an idea to a sub-editor, we would expect a draft to manifest within one or two weeks.
- Title: All submitted pieces must include a title. You may also include a subheading if applicable.
- Name/anonymity: Though we understand that you may feel more comfortable remaining anonymous, we believe that anonymous pieces do not cultivate a community atmosphere in which readers can openly connect with writers. Therefore, all submitted pieces must include the name of the author.
- Theme: We advise that authors avoid inappropriate, offensive or otherwise objectionable language and subject matter. Any forms of hate-speech and discriminatory language will not be tolerated. Profanity is strongly discouraged. If controversial topics are spoken of, we hope that they are entirely relevant and that the writer is learned on the subject. Please also ensure that your theme is specific to the task.
- Credit: If you have explicitly used someone else’s words, they should be credited in the article. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
- Proofreading: Please ensure that you have thoroughly proofread your work before submitting it. This includes fact-checking in addition to correcting spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. Rough first drafts should not be the final version of your piece.
- Word count: While we do not strictly enforce a specific word count, we do ask for a minimum of 300 words on all submitted work. Please be advised that the word count will vary depending on the nature of the piece and the section of the magazine that the piece belongs to. For example, a poem written for our Creative Writing section may not have a minimum or maximum word count at all.
- Images: Authors should attach several images from which the sub-editor will select the final few. We ask for a minimum of two photographs to accompany all articles. Please aim for a balance between text and images. Wherever necessary, please state what order you would like the images to appear by either including this information in your original email or embedding a note within the text. Ideally, we would like the pictures to be of the highest quality possible. Pictures must also be accompanied with credit captions which include where the picture was originally found. Typically, the credit captions include the name of the photographer and the website from which the image or video was sourced. Depending on the article, the caption may be more complex - this is the case for film stills. If there is any confusion, feel free to consult an editor or refer to a similar article on our website.
- Interviews: If you have interviewed a person for an article, please record the interview and credit the person where necessary.
- Events: If you would like to attend an event and write a review on behalf of ST.ART, please contact the editorial team as soon as possible to obtain a press pass and to guarantee your spot on the attendance list. Typically, we do not allow multiple reviewers to attend the same event, nor do we allow the same reviewer to attend multiple events throughout the academic year, but there are exceptions to this.
Updated September 2018.