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 Art Inquiries: Notes for Contributors

Submission of a Manuscript

Art Inquiries is published once a year (typically in the fall) and is always seeking engaging, well-written scholarship and criticism by artists or art historians at any stage in their career. Authors need not be members of SECAC to submit a manuscript, and manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis. You may submit your manuscript by sending a digital copy (in an MSWord-compatible file) to the editor: currently Kerr Houston, at Your manuscript will be initially evaluated by the editor and, if it seems potentially appropriate, will then be reviewed – with all identifying information removed – by two anonymous peer reviewers. Please realize that this process can take up to two months.


Articles generally are 5,000 to 9,000 words in length, and should include full and responsible endnotes. Please double space your manuscript (including endnotes), and include a list of captions, with thumbnail images, on a separate page. Authors are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all endnotes.

Style Guideline

Please follow the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style in preparing your manuscript. In accordance with this, please ensure use of a single space (rather than a double space) after a period.


Articles may be accompanied by up to ten images, but authors are urged to include only images that are especially germane to their argument. Illustrations may be in color or black and white; a list of figures, including all caption material (artist, title, date, dimensions, and any other pertinent or required information), should be included with the manuscript. If the manuscript is selected for publication, it is the responsibility of the author to promptly procure high quality reproductions of all illustrations as well as the rights to publish the images. Images should be 300 (or higher) dpi digital files.


Correspondence regarding exhibition reviews, or proposals for exhibition reviews, should be sent to the exhibition review editor: Kristina Olson, at Exhibition reviews are typically composed in the spring and edited by the end of the summer.