We welcome submissions for all visual art, artist projects, conversations, interviews, and articles (opinion, essay, narrative, etc.). Please read these guidelines carefully!

General Submission Guideline
Submissions must come from POC artists and be in relation to the arts or their general livelihoods to be considered. This includes fashion, music, dance, art, lifestyle, subcultures, live experiences, reflective narratives, poetry, and more.
Charcoal Connect Submissions
– rolling deadline –

Charcoal Connect is a space that highlights artists of color and gives voice to the various experiences of people of color. We would love to have your voice heard and your experiences celebrated. Please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you.

  • Anonymous submissions are accepted.

  • Submit all images in JPEG or PNG format; submit written submissions as Google Doc files.

  • Submissions are reviewed every 2-5 business days. We will contact you if we are publishing your submission and provide further details.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out at Check out Charcoal Connect in the meantime as we review your submission.

Gallery Showcase Submissions
– Deadline: October 29th, 2021 @ 11:59 PM –

Charcoal Magazine is hosting its first community Gallery Showcase coming late October and we want to give local artists of color a platform to be seen and appreciated! We would love to display your work, with room for multiple genres, to spotlight the artists that make our community what it is.​

  • Physical Artwork Requirements:

    • Weight cannot exceed 20lb 

    • Size cannot exceed 2’ by 2’ (24” by 24")

    • Sculptural pieces must be able to stand on their own

    • Studio quality photographs of artwork

  • Digital Artwork Requirements:

    • Accepting animated shorts, short films, photography, and graphic/illustrative work, and layout artwork

    • Graphic images must be submitted as high-quality JPEG files​

    • Videos must be high-quality MP4 files

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out at