"art about art"?
We understand the category "art" to be very broad—ranging from your kid's popsicle-stick pencil holder to a 700-story mega-tower in a sci-fi film—but in order to fit long con's eternal theme, each submitted piece must respond to a specific artwork (or specific artworks) that you identify in your submission email.
A submission may respond to more than one such artwork. Or it may take an artwork as the starting point for a broader exploration of an artist or art form. We're not interested in submissions that skimp on engagement with specific artworks in favour of general responses to an artist's oeuvre or life, an artistic school or movement, an art form or genre, etc. We want specific moments of encounter with specific artworks and their unfolding into creative reaction.
See our latest issue for examples.