Brushfire accepts submissions year-round, however the cut-off date for submissions to be considered for Fall editions is October 14. The deadline for the Spring editions is March 14. We only review art submitted through our website. Brushfire is a student-run publication at the University of Nevada, Reno, however we accept and publish submissions from anyone, anywhere on earth. We accept any and all printable forms of art. We DO NOT offer monetary benefits for submissions. What we do offer is the opportunity to have your work published in an award-winning, nationally recognized literature & arts journal. Brushfire allows multiple submissions, but we ask that you only submit original, unpublished work.

If you have questions that are not addressed in this letter, please feel free to contact us!

Visual Art:

  • Art and design submissions may include, but are not limited to: photography, painting, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, watercolour, mixed media or drawing. All visual art submissions should be 300dpi, CMYK and either .jpg or .png.

Poetry & Prose:

  • Brushfire accepts poetry, prose, fiction, screenplays, creative non-fiction and other non-fiction pieces. There is no guideline to what your literature should look like—we consider experimental, traditional, Shakespearean, etc. We ask that your submission be at most 3,000 words. The likelihood of your submission being published decreases as it exceeds the word limit.

Multilingual Work

  • Brushfire accepts and encourages non-English submissions. We do require a translation of the work to accompany the original piece if it is not in Spanish. We only use the translation in the reviewing process. If the written work is ultimately accepted for publication, we will publish the original work, in its original language.

By submitting to the Brushfire, you acknowledge and agree with the following statements:

  1. I permit the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) to publish the work submitted by me in the Brushfire publication, website, multimedia, DVD or promotional materials.
  2. I confirm and agree to the following:
    1. All work submitted by me is my original work and does not illegally infringe upon any other individual or entity.
    2. As the author/artist I retain all copyrights to the submitted work.
    3. All source material from other work(s) have been acknowledged within the body or text of work or in footnotes or credits.
    4. I indemnify any and hold harmless the ASUN and the Brushfire from any intellectual property claims by any third party.
  3. If the work submitted by me is accepted, I am entitled to two copies of the edition in which my work appears.
  4. I have fully read, understood and agreed to the aforementioned terms.
Ends on July 17, 2017

Task:

Create a logo design for Brushfire Literature and Arts Journal.

Our Organization:

Brushfire is a student-run organization at the University of Nevada, Reno and is the University’s oldest literature & arts journal. We strive to represent the diversity, originality and dedication of our artistic community at UNR and in Reno. While we have been around since 1950, we are not the same organization from back then. Brushfire is always changing as an organization and is always experimenting with new designs and ideas. We want a logo that expresses our connection with art, experimentation, and change.


Task Description:

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Something modern and with color.
  • Styles of interest include iconographic and abstract logos.

  • There are two main options: we would like for the whole name "Brushfire" to be incorporated into the logo, or to have the letter "B" incorporated as the main icon, with "Brushfire" somewhere on there. Adding "literature & arts journal" is optional.

Dos: Be creative, original, and bold. You can submit as many variations or designs as you’d like. This logo should be scalable, meaning it looks good both small (like on a sticker) and large (like on a banner).

Don’ts: You should not take inspiration from our current logo, as we’re moving away from it and want to choose a new, modern style with color.

How The Winner Is Chosen:

The Brushfire staff will review all submissions after the deadline, then vote on the best design. The winning designer will be contacted by the Brushfire staff to work on any final adjustments. After adjustments have been made and the final design has been approved by the Brushfire staff, the designer will be awarded the $100 and be recognized on our social media when we unveil the new logo.


Format: Adobe Illustrator or PDF, along with any other relevant files.

Deadline: July 17, 2017.

 

BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS:

1. All work submitted by me is my original work and does not illegally infringe upon any other individual or entity.

2. Should my design win, I agree to work with the Brushfire staff to make any final adjustments to the design before receiving the $100 award.

3. And, should my design win, I agree to release all copyrights of the design to the Brushfire Literature & Arts Journal organization for their use.

4. If my design is not chosen, and I do not win the contest, I retain full copyrights for that design.

5. I have fully read, understood and agreed to the aforementioned terms.


If you have any questions, please send us an email at brushfire.staff@gmail.com. Good luck!

Written submissions must be thoroughly edited and formatted, and submitted without the author's name on the manuscript. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

Written submissions must be thoroughly edited and formatted, and submitted without the author's name on the manuscript. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

Written submissions must be thoroughly edited and formatted, and submitted without the author's name on the manuscript. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

Visual art submissions MUST be cleanly scanned, photographed or cropped and submitted in a .jpg or .png file at a minimum of 300 dpi. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

Photography submissions MUST be at least 300 dpi. Do not include watermarks or time stamps. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

Music and audio files must be clear recordings and must use only original or rights-free media. The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.

The Brushfire Staff reserves the right to make necessary editorial changes to any pieces submitted.