FAQ

Content Questions

How do I get my work highlighted in your online publication?

If you have a performance, event, exhibition or show happening within the greater Baltimore area, we’d love to hear about it and help you get the word out to our audience. To add it to our free public calendar, please submit all event details to Rebecca Juliette (events@bmoreart.com). 

To reach the editorial team for press releases, pitches, comments, etc., email Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Cara Ober (cara@bmoreart.com) and Managing Editor Rebekah Kirkman (rebekah@bmoreart.com)

To get in touch about advertising, distribution, and partnerships, contact our Director of Sales and Marketing, Suzy Kopf (suzy@bmoreart.com)

If you would like to send our team a press release please email all three of us the details. If there is an opening, talk, or event you would like to invite us to attend, please provide at least one month’s notice.

How do I get my work highlighted in your print publication?

Our print journal comes out twice a year and it is thematic and designed to be evergreen. This means that exhibition reviews, projects on a constrained timeline, or news-related content is a better fit for our online magazine. Our editorial team decides our print content based on the theme of the issue and we strive to create a balance in each issue, and this process is collaborative. 

I’m a freelance writer or photographer, how can I pitch you?

Writers: Please send all pitches for online stories to Rebekah Kirkman (rebekah@bmoreart.com). Follow these guidelines as you write your pitch:

  • A few sentences or a paragraph about your subject/story idea: Who or what is it? Why them? Why now? 
  • Are you envisioning it as a review, essay, reported piece? Some kind of hard-to-classify hybrid form? 
  • If pitching a review, please provide the pertinent dates, i.e. how long the exhibition is up, or when the book comes out, or when the album is released, or any other relevant time frame. 
  • If pitching a profile, essay, or any other piece that involves research or reporting, include information about your sources—who or what are they, what are their connections to the topic? Also tell us if there’s a time peg to the story.
  • Tell us a little bit about yourself. Provide at least two writing clips, ideally ones that exemplify your writing style and critical thinking skills, that relate formally or stylistically to your pitch. If you haven’t had your work published yet, that’s ok! Just send us your best writing.

Photographers: Please send a link to a website of your photographs or share a Dropbox file with 20 images to Cara Ober (cara@bmoreart.com).

We will contact you if we are interested in working with you. Due to the volume of proposals we receive we cannot provide personal feedback. Thank you for understanding.

What’s your conflict of interest policy?

We do not exchange editorial content for advertising—you cannot pay for coverage of your project, exhibition, or event.

Writers who have a previous or ongoing relationship with their subject should disclose this to the editor. Whether the relationship involves money, labor, or friendship, the editor must know about these before confirming a writing assignment. Such conflicts of interest may involve the rejection of a pitch, cancellation of an assignment, or reworking a story’s form and/or angle.

Do you pay?

We are proud to pay our contributors a stipend for all content assigned and agreed upon by our team.

Print Magazine Questions

Where can I buy the most recent print magazine?

You can purchase the most recent print issue as well as back issues in our online shop or locally at any of our partner vendors:

Our Vending partners who are selling Issue 09: Craft Locally are Atomic BooksThe Baltimore Museum of Art, Charm City Books, Co_Lab Books, Domesticity, Good Neighbor, Greedy ReadsHunting Ground, Kelmscott Bookshop, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Maryland Historical Society, The Store Ltd, and Y:Art Gallery. We look forward to welcoming back a number of our small business partners in a post-COVID world.

Where can I buy back issues of the print magazine?

Back issues can be purchased from us directly in our shop. We currently have very limited stock of Issues 1 and 2. If you’d like to complete your BmoreArt collection, we recommend you do so soon: Once we sell out of a print issue, it is gone forever!

How much does it cost?

All print magazines are $15.

How much is shipping?

We charge $5-6 shipping per magazine for all domestic orders. International orders are calculated on a case by case basis.

I’ve noticed periodically you give away the magazine at arts events in Baltimore and DC, why is that?

When the occasion feels like a good fit, we partner with a wide variety of businesses and nonprofits to introduce the magazine to new audiences. If you are hosting an event and would like us to provide magazines to give away to your guests, please reach out to Suzy Kopf (suzy@bmoreart.com) at least one month prior to the event.

Do you offer subscriptions?

Yes! Please head over to our subscriptions page to see our offerings and buy a subscription today.

I would like to become a stockist of the magazine, is there an application?

Please email Suzy Kopf (suzy@bmoreart.com) with your request and include in the subject line if you are interested in being a wholesale or consignment retailer.

I am purchasing the magazine for a tax-exempt institution, how can I avoid being charged tax when I purchase online from you?

Please email Suzy Kopf (suzy@bmoreart.com) and include the quantities of each issue you’d like to purchase. She can generate an invoice for you to pay via check or direct deposit.

Event Questions

When is your next Connect + Collect event?

Please go to the Connect + Collect website for information about our programming.

When is your next magazine launch party?

We typically launch the print magazine in mid-November and early May.

When is your next Artist Studio Tour?

There are currently no Artist Studio Tours scheduled. Please continue to check the website or subscribe to our Tuesday newsletter to insure you are informed when we announce the next one.

I have an idea for an event I would like to partner with BmoreArt to promote. Who do I contact about media partnerships?

Please contact Suzy Kopf (suzy@bmoreart.com) and include in the subject line the event date. We are currently booking event partnerships for Fall 2020.

Staffing Questions

Are you hiring full-time positions?

We are not currently hiring full-time staff writers or photographers. To pitch work with us as a freelancer, please follow the instructions for the second question on this page, “How do I pitch you?”

When do you post your intern calls?

We are not hiring interns for Summer 2020. Please check back in the future.