SUBMISSIONS

Artikulture Magazine

How we see the world.

Color Coded Media Group

Submission Guidelines

Read through ALL of the submission guidelines found on this page before proceeding to the online submission form.

Color Coded Media Group is now accepting literary and contemporary art submissions for eBooks, Traditional Print Publications, and  Online Publications!

Artikulture Magazine is an independent, specialist online publication dedicated to discovering and promoting experimental and progressive ethnographic contemporary art, literature, film, and music which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile. We are looking for stories from fresh cultural perspectives in a variety of media formats. We encourage the submission of content that is avant garde in content and format and that also examines both traditional and contemporary topics. 

Literature
Music
Film
Art

Before you submit any work to Color Coded Media Group it is required that you read and agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • The material you have submitted is the Author’s own creative and/or well researched work.
  • At all times the right of the Author to the intellectual copyright of his, her or their work, will be maintained.
  • Color Coded Media Group guarantees the privacy and intellectual property of the Author and maintains said privacy at all times.
  • No information regarding any Author’s personal details will be disclosed to any third parties without the express permission of said Author.
  • No disclosure of email addresses or similar contact data will be allowed without the express permission being granted by the Author.
  • Color Coded Media Group may use the personal details of the Author for correspondence.
  • Color Coded Media Group cannot be held responsible for the loss, damage or non-return of any material sent to us in hardcopy or otherwise.
  • We do not accept academic or foreign language submissions. These submissions will be automatically removed from our systems and you may not hear back from us.

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN APPLYING:

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW CAREFULLY!!

VERY IMPORTANT: Each individual who submits work to any Color Coded Media Group publication is provided with a fair and equal opportunity to be published in our journal. Incoming submissions/applications are reviewed, using very general criteria under a unique process that allows editors to collaborate consciously on appropriate selections. 

Contracts for eBooks, AudioBooks, and Traditional Print Publications are offered on a case-by-case basis and depends on a variety of factors, including marketability, funding, content, and more. Selected submissions may be published online or published as stand-alone print, eBook, or AudioBook projects. Stand-alone projects require one of two agreements.

Hybrid Publishing Contract: Our most common contract. This offer is based on an initial contribution, to be paid by the author, to cover initial production of the work.

Traditional Publishing Contract: This is where no costs are incurred by the author and the whole cost for producing, publishing and marketing the work is covered by Color Coded Media Group.

Make sure you have read all the information and have become familiar with our publications and the artists/curators we are working with. Please note that it is crucial to consider the guest curator’s work as well as the publication’s previously published artworks before applying to make sure that this opportunity is in line with your expectations.

SELECTION OF WORKS AND NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS FOR COLLECTIONS: 

Results for any themed call for submissions will be announced around three weeks after the official deadline of the call to ensure that our Guest Curators and Editorial Team have enough time to give their full attention to each applicant’s work. The process may take between a few days and  three (3) weeks, maximum.

Results will be posted on the publication’s website as well as via social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook). Notification will be made at the predetermined date/time. All artists who provide a working email address will be notified personally via email. 

If for any reason you did not receive an email from us – please get in touch with us asap through info@colorcodedmediagroup.com or keep an eye on our website and social media as all the important announcements always appear online.

Frequently Asked Questions

“CAN I APPLY MULTIPLE TIMES?” or

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED IN ONE OR MORE OF OUR PREVIOUS ISSUES:

If you choose to submit again: we encourage artists who have been previously published to apply each time with completely new works or new body of works which were not used for previous applications/features.

“WHY WASN’T MY WORK SELECTED?” and “COULD YOU PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK AS TO WHY MY WORK WAS NOT SELECTED?”

Please note, our opportunities do not provide a guarantee that your new work will be accepted.  We select work based purely on the quality factor as well as taking into account the competitive nature of the opportunity, guest curator’s work and previously published art in our magazines. Please be aware of the fact that we work each time with different curators who have different visions and approaches to selecting works. We work this way in order to make our publications versatile visual platforms that showcase carefully curated art. Make sure that the choice of the curator for a call is something that you are looking for when submitting work. Not all good work can be in line with each curator’s vision. Please also remember, the competitive nature of each of our calls is always a big factor and unfortunately we are unable to publish everyone who applies. We accept and publish all mediums but we do not restrict each selection to a mandatory inclusion of any particular medium.

Sadly, we cannot provide all submitted artists with constructive feedback/critique on why their work wasn’t selected as this is something that is beyond our physical working capacity and is a complex process in itself which requires very careful attention and time spent on constructing a specialised opinion. But if you have any questions on whether your submission was marked during the selection process or whether the curator left any notes on your application – please write us an email and we will be happy to provide any information we have.

If you have any specific questions please feel free to write us an email via info@colorcodedmediagroup.com – we are happy to help!

Submission CategoryDescriptionLengthSpecifications
Book Manuscripts or Book Proposals




Fiction & Nonfiction: literary novels, short story collections, poetry collections, creative nonfiction, memoirs, biographies, books on contemporary issues (multicultural, feminist, LGBTQI+), Young Adult novels, and literary and multicultural anthologies.


Send a book manuscript 

or

a completed chapter and a book proposal.
Up to 135,000 words (approx. 300 pages)

No Length Restrictions for single chapters and proposals
Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf, and Google Drive links are OK) and PDF

Use our Book Proposal Template (Not Required)

Include a Reference Page for applicable Nonfiction

Short Story ManuscriptsSend your completed story manuscript.Up to 8,000 wordsWord (.doc, .docx, .rtf, and Google Drive links are OK) and PDF

1” margins on all sides.

First page is not numbered.
Name and contact information at the top, centered, on the first page.
Word count and rights offered in the top right corner.
Story’s title, centered in all caps, approximately one-third of the way down the page from the top margin.
Skip one line, write “by” in lowercase letters, then skip another line and type your name in all caps. (If using a pseudonym, put that name in all caps, and then on the next line put your real name in parentheses.)
Skip four lines, indent (tab once or use 5 spaces), and begin your story.
Double-space the entire text of the story.
Use a header at the top of every page (except the first) including the title, your last name, and page number).
Book, Film, TV Reviews




Books that were published within the last 12 months. You may not have any personal connection to the book’s author.  

Send your completed review.
Up to 3,000 wordsWord (.doc, .docx, .rtf, and Google Drive links are OK)
EssaysAcademic and personal essays about people, emerging issues, and ideas.

Send your completed essay.

Up to 3,000 wordsWord (.doc, .docx, .rtf, and Google Drive links are OK) 

Use in-text parenthetical citations and include your reference list in the same document.

PoetrySend your completed poem or a poetry collection.No Length RestrictionsWord (.doc, .docx, .rtf, and Google Drive links are OK) and PDF

Single Poems

1” margins on all sides
Name and contact info in the upper left corner.
Title in all caps six lines below contact info, flush left. 
Begin the poem one line beneath the title.

Poetry Collections

1” margins on all sides
Use a separate cover sheet for your collection title, your name and contact info. Type your name, skip one line, then add your contact info centered about halfway down the page.
Number all pages except the cover
On the first page of each poem, skip six lines from the top and add the poem’s title in all caps flush left. 
Begin the poem one line beneath the title.
FilmSend your video file or a link to your video content along with a full synopsis.No Length Restrictions
No Genre Restrictions

Films must be submitted via our online uploader located on the submission form or as a private link  hosted by YouTube, Vimeo or other relatively secure online platform. Please contact us at info@colorcodedmediagroup.com if you prefer to submit a Bluray/DVD screener.
Filmmakers and other video creators are encouraged to submit works-in-progress (i.e., without final scene cuts, final color correction, or sound mixing). Please label your files or links as “ROUGH-CUT”
MusicSend properly labeled mp3s or links of your unreleased music via our online music submission form.No Length RestrictionsSubmissions via our online music submission form will be prioritized over submissions sent via any other method.
Contemporary ArtSend works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, any mixed media, digital, performance and film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.Send digital photos of visual work using our online submission form.No Specifications