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Please email submissions to hauntjournal@uci.edu.

Haunt Journal of Art encourages practitioners, graduate students, and both established and emerging scholars to submit manuscripts. Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in Haunt, but the journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere and does not accept papers that are simultaneously submitted to other journals. Through our double-blind peer-review process, Haunt is committed to identifying and publishing insightful research  and writing with a critical approach.

Please note: While we will review academic essays, we prioritize experimental writing, poetry, and essays that complicate language and form. 

We are flexible with pagination but are generally looking for written submissions between 1000-5000 words. Submissions may range from but are not limited to:

Show Review/Review Essays – reviews of one or two exhibitions/reviews of a subject area or concentration of several exhibitions or events – less than 2000 words
Book Reviews – less than 2500 words
Literature Review/Critical Essays – between 3000 – 5000 words
Interviews – less than 2000 words
Artist Reflections/Statements – reflections and statements about individual art practices or a forum for profound thesis writing

Style Guide

Unless a strong argument can be made for why our style guide might interfere with the content of a submission, all submissions must be formatted in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. All entries should include a brief abstract and biographical statement in a separate attachment.

Rights and Permissions

Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions for all images or copyrighted material prior to publication. All authors retain rights to their work and may publish it elsewhere after it has appeared in Haunt Journal of Art. If authors have not already inquired with the copyright holder or creator of the copyrighted material, upon request, Haunt will provide a sample permissions request letter.