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Taking Submissions: With Painted Words: Memoiral

November 25, 2018

Deadline: November 25th, 2018
Payment: $3

November 2018 “Memoiral”

submissions now open, close on the 25th

Please consider the following work from my art project, the Anna Pierrepont Series [howardskrill.blogspot.com] for subject artwork for With Painted Words. I am attaching an images from 2018 from the series that have so far not been published, The project consists of plein air drawings and paintings of figurative public monuments and occasionally their absences, mostly in NYC, that are exhibited standing alone and incorporated into pictorial essays that explores the erasure of public and private memory. Recently, the project has been caught up in the current wave of iconoclasm and the related retaliatory violence that is sweeping the nation. My most recent pictorial essay ‘Captain America on the Battlefields of Brooklyn’ that has been published in May 2018 in Freezeray freezeraypoetry.com/15, May 2018. ArtIs On published a pictorial essay that I created in the aftermath of Charlottesville on the removal of portrait busts of Robert E. Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans on the campus of CUNY-Bronx Community College in January 2018 http://artison.letras.ulisboa.pt/index.php/ao/article/view/141. The blog of Streetlight, a literary magazine out of Charlottesville, solicited my pictorial essay ‘Teetering’ before the violence of August overwhelmed their community. The essay was significantly revised in collaboration with the editors in Charlottesville in the aftermath of the violence and was finally published in late August 2017 https://streetlightmag.com/2017/08/27/teetering-drawings-by-howard-skrill/ and works from the series are scheduled for two significant thematic exhibitions on public art and political art in 2018 and 2019.  I am an artist/educator in Brooklyn, NY, where I teach art lecture and practice and live with my wife and one of my two adult sons. Thank you for your interest.  Howard Skrill 172 Fifth Ave. Brooklyn, NY, 11217 6462458345 [email protected] #skrillhoward on Instagram howardskrill.blogspot.com

Submissions are currently open, the deadline is the 25th November 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Click here to enter a submission or with some one.

Please make sure to read ALL the instructions on this page (especially the sections on ‘Copyright’ and ‘Compensation’ before submitting a piece of writing or artwork.

We take a submission to With Painted Words as your permission for us to publish your work and do not send out other formal contracts.

Thank you.

Piece of Writing

We accept works of fiction – and poetry – of up to one thousand (1000) words, at most, in length. This is the maximum amount – if you can tell a compelling story in as little as fifty words, for example, then you are more than welcome to do so.

All submissions must be inspired by the current section

Key to fiction types:

Flash Fiction IconFlash Fiction 501-1000 words

Micro FictionMicro Fiction up to 501 words



Please make sure to include your full name/s, e-mail address, and bio (including a link to your personal site/blog) with your submission and, if you so choose, the thought process behind your story.

Please send your submissions by the deadline stated in the current section .  Pieces received after the deadline cannot be considered for publication.

‘With Painted Words’ reserve the right to reject any submission without explanation.

Deadline:- This will usually be the 25th of the month, each and every month – any exceptions will be clearly notified.



Piece of Artwork

‘With Painted Words’ is always open to artwork submissions – they are the heart and soul of the site and inspire the stories! We prefer .jpeg files for artwork submissions. Please don’t upload files larger than 1mb – if your image is larger than this then use the email submission method instead.

Please make sure to include your full name/s, e-mail address, and bio (including a link to your personal site/blog) with your submission and, if you so choose, the thought process behind your artwork.

There is no deadline for artwork but if submitting a seasonal/themed piece of art please allow up to 60 days advance notice.

‘With Painted Words’ reserve the right to reject any submission without explanation.


The author maintains complete rights to their work.

‘With Painted Words’ requests Exclusive World Electronic rights for 90 days and non-exclusive anthology and archival rights.  At this time we do not require any rights to your immortal soul but that is always subject to change.

All stories and artwork ‘With Painted Words’ publish will be archived on the site – authors/artists may, of course, link to their stories/artwork.


We believe in the importance of being compensated for your work, even if it’s only a token amount. At this time, we are able to offer three dollars ($3) for each published story/artwork, to be paid via PayPal.  This will take place one calendar month afterpublication.

However if you are so inclined you can waive/donate this compensation back to ‘With Painted Words’ to help us pay for the running costs – ‘With Painted Words’ is a labor of love and all resources are ‘home grown’ so your donation would be truly appreciated.

If you are donating your compensation back to With Painted Words please choose the ‘no’ option for User Compensation when submitting (and thank you!!!)

Occasionally compensation may also take the form of a special, limited edition (there will be only 2, at most!) print of the artwork that inspired the story – this will be notified in advance (the artist also gets a copy).

Queries & Email submissions

For any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at: [email protected]

If querying a submitted piece of writing please allow up to 30 days from the date that you submitted the piece

If you are unable to use the online submission section please feel free to email your artwork/writing to the following address: [email protected]

Please make sure to include your full name and e-mail address at the top of the email.

In the subject area please use the following format:

Submission – Title – Full Name

Paste your work into the body of an e-mail (emails with attachments will not be accepted at this time). Do not worry about prescribed formatting as all pieces will be reformatted prior to publication.

Ready to submit

Please use the following links to submit either a piece of writing or a piece of artwork – the relevant pages may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Submit a piece of writing                    Submit a piece of art

Via: With Painted Words.


November 25, 2018