Hello Travel Artists Hub–
As you know we are all facing a serious crisis together around the World with the onset of the coronavirus. There is a lot of uncertainty and fear about what is happening. And I do not have any answers. Bob and I are also holed up in an apartment self-quarantined in Portugal due to my compromised immune system and with hopes of flattening the curve.
But as I sat here ping-ponging between panic and calm and panic again, feeling completely powerless, and not knowing how I could be of help right now, I remembered how in the past when I was bedridden and isolated with my illness for almost 8 years, I remembered how I got through those hard times—writing.
Art saved my life by giving me a purpose.
Now I realize that there is a way we can all rise above this fear and uncertainty together–we can dream and create.
I wasn’t sure how to proceed with our travel blog since travel is discouraged and banned at the moment and we are all basically confined in our homes—I thought about the beauty of living in a World that now has the internet and social media means that we do it have to go through this crisis alone and can still be together and support one another virtually–what a perfect time to share more artwork, poems, music, stories and more.
But this time we need to hear and see work from you all- Travel Artists.
So, Travel Artists Hub is having an OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL ARTISTS, WRITERS & MUSICIANS who want to share their experiences, memories, and dreams. Let’s share past travel stories or where we are at this moment or just celebrate life and our hopes & dreams for a better future.
Things are really heavy at the moment and we don’t want to shy away from that, so send your work with serious feels—we would like to see works where your emotions have been transformed into something creative—we need some light in these dark days. Hopefully, we can find a little bit of connection, relief, and solace through sharing our work with one another so even though we can’t go out, we can go on journeys through our imaginations.
Most of all we would like to hear from folks all around the World.
We need to rely on each other now to help one another get through this hard time together and what better way than sharing your artistic gifts.
Please check out the TAH submission guidelines and send your work and/or proposal via email to Kristin at email@example.com and put TAH SUBMISSION in the subject line.
So, we look forward to receiving your work and know that we love you and everyone in this entire World. And I know this will eventually pass like all bad times do, so please try to hold on tight to that hope in your heart—I am—we are.
Sending love and healing hugs,
Kristin and Bob
TAH Submission Guidelines:
We are super excited that you want to share your work on Travel Arts Hub!!!
We are looking for artwork, photography, music, videos, poems, prose, stories, photo-essays. They can be simple to experimental to ethereal as well. The journey can be anything and the idea of travel artist is just that—anything creative your wandering mind can come up with.
All works should be able to take folks on a journey, inspire them to create, give them a feeling of connection or spark them to explore their own imaginations + dreams + desires or to journey & travel or to just check out their own neighborhoods, towns, cities, countries, planets, and universes in the future. Just being alive is an amazing gift and we want to celebrate that too.
That all being said—the World is in a serious state of flux at the moment so feel free to take this project and run with it in any direction you want. We have no set format and are trying to keep things loose and we are open to any creative ideas. Most importantly we would like your page to reflect you and your work as best possible.
Here’s what we need to get started:
Artwork and Photography and Videos:
Please send samples and proposals as attachments in email—send all videos as attached mp4 files.
Poem or Prose or Story or Photo-Essay (please only send one)
- Stories must be a minimum of 500 words and max 3000 words. We are open to all kinds of stories—fiction and nonfiction and more… *You must provide at least 1 high-quality photo
- Photo-essays must be a minimum of 300 words and max of 1500 words *You must provide 3+ high-quality photos and/or a video (if you want to share one)
- Poems can be short or long-form. *You must provide 1 high-quality photo and/or a video (if you want to share one)
- Prose can be up to 1500 words or so. *You must provide 1 high-quality photo and/or a video (if you want to share one)
(Please send your work as a word doc or docx or pdf. Also, we would like to share audio of you reading your work so if interested please send your audio mp3 or wave file attachment in the email)
*Writings, Photo Images and Videos Must Be Your Own. If you don’t have a pic or video we can try to provide one or you can find another artist to collaborate with you.
All works should be original, high-quality and well-written and we reserve the right to refuse any article or work that doesn’t correspond to our publication.
Please note: We will use photo images and a possible a quote or two or three from your poem or prose or story or essay to promote the article on social media sites–they will not be used for any other purpose. All audio will be used on TAH podcasts on Sound Cloud & iTunes (coming soon)
We do not offer any payment at this time because we are just starting off but we do offer do-follow links to your blogs and/or websites and of course, your work is featured on Travel Artists Hub <3
If you’re interested in submitting your work to Travel Artists Hub, please send an email to Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org Please mention TAH Submission in the subject line and send your work as a word doc or docx or pdf for review, editing (if needed) and publication.
Also, please send:
- a short bio
- a high-quality profile pic of yourself
- links to your blog + websites to share
Check out http://travelartistshub.com to get an idea of the layout of the website.
***If all of this seems overwhelming, please still send your work and I will work with you***
We are really looking forward to reading your writings + seeing your photos & videos and sharing them with The World!!!!!
Kristin & Bob