Visual Art: Submission Guidelines


SFLR invites submissions of visual art submissions, including but not limited to graphic novel excerpts, photographs, visual photography, digital media, and photographs of produced art from any media. Multiple and simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify if your work is accepted elsewhere. SFLR aims to promote a diverse range of artists, and to present a wide variety of styles and cultural perspectives. We’re especially committed to promoting the work of those who aren’t always empowered in today’s media, so if you’re an artist of color, an Indigenous person, a female, a member of the LGBTQIAPK+ community, a disabled person, a trauma survivor, or anyone else frequently ignored by the modern media, please submit to SFLR. We care about sharing your perspective with the world.

Aside from our cover, we’re only able to print in black and white. As such, we ask that artists submit works in black and white, or else ensure their works will reproduce well in black and white before submitting.

Submission Period: SFLR accepts submissions between June 1, 2021 and November 1, 2021. Our suggested theme for 2021 is “Resilience: Adaptation, Empathy, and Hope,” to be interpreted literally, metaphorically, or somewhere in between. 


Formatting Guidelines:

Kindly send visual art submissions as emailed attachments in .jpg or .tif formats, at 300 dpi.

In the body of your email, please include the title of your submission(s), the estimated dimensions, your full name and contact information, and a brief biographical statement.

Please include a subject line that reads: 2022 Art Submission

Visual art submissions should be emailed to

SFLR Contributors receive two copies of the magazine and are invited to present and share their work at the annual SFLR reception, hosted each fall.

The SFLR is dedicated to sharing the contributions of SFCC students, Santa Feans, and writers from around the world.

Questions? Call (505) 428-1903 or email