Submission Information & Uses
The CalArts Eye (Eye) is an autonomous, uncensored student publication. You can rant and rave, criticize, praise, or play in any form or style, anonymously or not, but please be advised that we expect our contributors to respect this forum and its readers by submitting thoughtful and respectful work—not as a restriction, but as a professional courtesy. Take a look at what’s been published by browsing our current issue and archives for inspiration on types of things to submit, but don’t be afraid to try something new.
At this time all submissions for Eye must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or, in some cases, tweeted to @calartseye. All correspondence regarding your submissions will be sent using the information you enter. If you submit for publication, this information also will be used for communication and/or crediting purposes. Please take special care to include your name as you would like it to be spelled and any other information you would like included, such as your School, Program, Year, contact information or a brief bio.
Once you register and send your submission, an Eye associate will respond personally regarding the editing process (see Editorial Policy, below) and to clarify or deliver any information regarding publication. Submission to Eye constitutes an agreement to have your content published in print and online and/or reprinted in promotional materials.
Accepted file formats for text as attachments are .doc or .docx, .rtf, .txt, .docm. Text may be pasted directly into the body of the email. Please do not submit .pdf files.
Resolution: generally, the higher the resolution, the better—300 dpi is great, 150 dpi is okay, etc. However, images are dealt with on a case by case basis, so lower is sometimes acceptable. For example, if you send us a 4″ x 6″ image that is going to be 1″ x 1.25″ in the actual paper, it won’t matter if it’s only 72 dpi, since it will become higher resolution in the process of being scaled down.
Accepted image formats are JPEG, TIFF, PSD, BMP, PNG, PDF, though because of the individual handling of images other formats may be acceptable.
We want this space to allow for the development of student voices independent of censorship and judgment. To foster and provide an alternative platform for the opinions and creativity of students. To provide a space for peer review, where contributors interact with editors and work together to ensure that authorial intention and editorial interpretation align. To help you make your best work possible.
But there is a rub: our very existence as editors demands judgment, based on our understanding of our community and mission. The idea seems to run counter to our stated belief that we’ll print what you give us, the way it is given.
The Eye editors hold a precarious position of both equality and authority in this process. We, too, are learning, but as the architects of this forum, we often have insight as to what is useful, inspiring, or necessary for our readers. This insight shapes our editorial policy, which we’ve developed in hopes of reconciling these ideas which are seemingly at odds—uncensored, but edited. For creative work, we generally use a light touch.
As it stands we edit not to censor, but to challenge. We challenge contributors when we recognize a gap between our own interpretation of your submissions and your intent. That said, we hope you will not submit something you wouldn’t feel comfortable printing as-is. We offer ourselves as a second perspective and make our comments with good intentions.
An editor will be in touch with you personally upon receipt of your submission. Please email email@example.com with any questions or comments about our policies, or to send us your work. Thank you.