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Take a Deep Breath

The holiday season is notoriously stressful in many ways. There is a race to get it all done. We place demands on ourselves or feel the pressure of those placed on us by others. For some it is a time of overindulgence and over-spending, for others it can be a time of great difficulty as they struggle to come to terms with loss or change or perhaps struggle to make ends meet. Whatever the holiday season sets before you, here is a post dedicated to free opportunities with no deadlines for your consideration. These are smaller opportunities, but they are still a way to begin getting your art out into the world. Take a moment to relax from the constant go-go-go of the holidays and check out these three interesting finds.

East by Northeast Literary Magazine publishes work by new and emerging artists. Visual art and photography that is bold and innovative will be considered for publication. For more information, visit the website. There is no deadline and no fee to submit.

Iris Digital Artists seeks traditional artists and those who work exclusively in the digital realm to submit work for consideration. Iris offers an interactive streaming platform for artwork. For more information, visit the website. There is no deadline or fee for submission.

The Riva Collective is a new Queer and Femme artist collective. They are presently in search of artists interested in publishing zines or books. Priority is given to work by women or queer artists. For more details, visit the website. There is no deadline or fee for submission.

Praxis Center is run by humans. As humans, we understand that life is a series of ups and downs. For artists, there is always pressure to keep creating and to keep finding new outlets for work. But there is also a very real need to practice self-care and be sure you do what is necessary to avoid burnout. Let yourself off the hook, take a breath – having a calm, clear head does wonders for your artistic practice.


Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.


Photo credit: Iris Digital Arts


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