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Project Commentary:

Almost nobody likes to write or read a traditional "artist's

Submisions to Dek Unu

Unlike anthology or gallery-style magazines, Dek Unu publishes only one artist per issue. We are highly artist-centric; each edition is themed and curated by the artist, not the editorial staff. Along with 11 images, Dek Unu emphasizes each artist's words – each issue includes an artist's commentary for each image and an in-depth interview. Additional images from the artist are included in the interview section to add context, depth, and texture to readers' understanding of the artist and the work. Please read and follow the guidelines carefully – the details matter. 


Send 11 web-resolution images as 11 separate files attached to an email to:

dekunumag (at) gmail (dot) com

72 ppi, .jpg.  No zips, dropbox, shared folders, or other transfer methods, please. 

Name the image files exactly as follows:

  • Image sequence number  —  01-11 order in portfolio   (plus)

  • Artist's last name                                                                    (plus)

  • Underscore                                                                              (plus)

  • Image_title  (separate words with an underscore)

If your name is Ed Weston, the first two files in your list of attached files would be named:

  • 01Weston_Cabbage_Leaf.jpg

  • 02Weston_Point Lobos,_1938.jpg  –  (etc.)

Issues and interviews are in English; written facility is required.


Academic and Life lessons; introduce yourself to friendly strangers.

statement," so please use the bio and commentary docs to tell your story in detail. Tell what you believe is important to this project, your practice, and your life in and out of the arts. Unlike others, Dek Unu imposes no word count limit on your story.  Please write in personal, accessible terms and avoid excessive jargon. Our jurors evaluate both the docs and the images to decide on each feature.

(Submit .doc, .docx, .odt, or .rtf only. No .pdf, no .pages, please.)

Please see Terms of Publication here.

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Submission Periods
(11 editions/year)

Issue                  Submission Deadline

September                    July 20

October                       August 20

November                September 20

December                  October 20

January                    November 20

February                  December 20

March                        January 20

April                          February 20

May                             March 20

June & July                   April 20

Closed for jury: 21st through 1st of the next month. 

August: No Call - Annual Contest and
Special Edition

The Art Guide
Art Deadline
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