Submit to Worn

Once again, WORN is putting out a call for submissions. We’re looking for your voice in Issue 16 (due for release in spring 2013). Yep, we’re looking at YOU. Consider it a golden opportunity to show your friends and family that total strangers respect your opinion!

SMART IS SEXY
We are especially interested in research pieces that explore fashion from a smart and unique point of view. (Approach fashion from a cultural, political, or economic point of view. How does clothing affect our world view? How is our world view reflected in our clothing? How come the new millennium came and went and we still don’t have an Earth Uniform?!) Picture it: you, glasses, notebooks, ink stained fingers—très intellichic.

BUT ALSO, CONSIDER THE KITCHEN SINK
Feeling less cerebral? We’re also totally willing to consider thoughtful and amusing. WORN wants your personal stories and musings about fashion and style, as well as original, culturally diverse, and avant garde photo shoot ideas.

OH, YOU LITERARY FOOL!
Submit your pitch no later than November 16th, 2012. BUT WAIT! Before you send us your idea, have a look at our How to Submit page. It will give you a good idea of what we’re looking for in a pitch. (It’s not all vintage fountain pens and stylish eyewear, you know.)

NOW GET TO WORK, SMARTY PANTS.

Submit to WORN

YOU’RE A WIZARD, HAIRY!

Once again, WORN is putting out a call for submissions. This time, though, we’re looking for something a little different…

Issue 15 (due for release in autumn 2012) will be entirely on the theme of HAIR. And we’re not looking for the same old ‘do. This is your chance to really explore the long and short of it. We want hair-centric themes that touch on fashion, history, art, culture, and interesting people from angles outside the mainstream.

As always, we’re looking at YOU. Don’t hide your genius under your hat!

SMART IS SEXY
We are especially interested in research pieces that will explore hair from a smart and unique point of view. (Explore how the return of the herring-bone braid shows a rising political dissatisfaction with the ecological sustainability of corporate fisheries… or something more plausible.)

BUT ALSO, CONSIDER THE KITCHEN SINK
Feeling less cerebral? We’re also totally willing to consider thoughtful and amusing. WORN wants your personal stories and musings about hair that are original and culturally diverse.

OH, YOU LITERARY FOOL!
Submit your pitch no later than April 5th, 2012. BUT WAIT! Before you send us your idea, have a look at our How to Submit page. It will give you a good idea of what we’re looking for in a pitch. (It’s not all vintage typewriters and skewering back your artfully unkempt locks with a No.2 pencil, you know.)

photograph by Marc Laroche from the Black and White Hair series

Grant for Fashion Writing

WORN is proud to announce our participation as designated allocators for this year’s Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve Program.

What is the OAC Writers’ Reserve?
This is a program to assist professional writers in the creation of new work.

What kinds of projects does the WR fund?
The program funds the research, creation and development of writing projects intended for professional print or online publication.

What does it mean for WORN to be an allocator?
It means we have the honour of being able to help financially support writers developing interesting and diverse content in the field of fashion — especially as it pertains to history, culture and the broader meanings of clothing and adornment. (We’re particularly interested in fashion where it dissects with art, feminism, gender and cultural identity.) We think this is a really important opportunity to encourage the creation of smart fashion writing!

Who can apply?
Canadian citizenship and Ontario residency are required and applicants must be deemed professional artists. But it’s not nearly as intimidating as it sounds! Just visit the OAC website for a list of all allocators and read the complete guidelines for 2011/2012. You can download info and applications on the OAC site. You’ll also find phone and email contact information.

What are my deadlines?
This program runs from September 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012. But the grant is given on a rolling basis. In other words, apply early or there may be no more grants to be awarded no matter how awesome your proposal is.

Got more questions?

Check out a list of FAQs here. And the Ontario Arts Council is chock-a-block with friendly and helpful people so don’t be afraid to ask them questions.

WORN is happy to answer your questions, too. Just email your questions to our Managing Editor, Gwendolen Stegelmann, at g@wornjournal.com.

THEN FOR PETE’S SAKE, START WRITING!

photography by Paul Dorsey, November 1937 (screen writer Niven Busch in his office)

Dear Sir or Madam, Will You Write for WORN?

Once again, WORN is putting out a call for submissions. We’re looking for your voice in Issue 14 (due for release in spring 2012). Yep, we’re looking at YOU. Consider it a golden opportunity to show your friends and family that total strangers respect your opinion!

SMART IS SEXY
We are especially interested in research pieces that explore fashion from a smart and unique point of view. (Explore how the return of 80s fashion is actually a misplaced longing for the simplicity of Cold War politics… or something.) Picture it: you, glasses, notebooks, ink stained fingers – très intellichic.

BUT ALSO, CONSIDER THE KITCHEN SINK
Feeling less cerebral? We’re also totally willing to consider thoughtful and amusing. WORN wants your personal stories and musings about fashion and style, as well as original, culturally diverse and avant garde photo shoot ideas.

OH, YOU LITERARY FOOL!
Submit your pitch no later than October 1st, 2011. BUT WAIT! Before you send us your idea, have a look at our How to Submit page. It will give you a good idea of what we’re looking for in a pitch. (It’s not all vintage fountain pens and stylish eyewear, you know.)