The Lit Platform Associate Artist Call Out

The Lit is coming, and we want to collaborate with artists.

By: Jon Denham,   2 minutes

What is it? The Lit Platform is a space dedicated to writing and publishing: beyond the analogue/ digital debate and into the world we’re now part of, where we’ve all got a myriad of storytelling tools at our disposal.

The Lit Platform publishes The Lit, a quarterly journal that explores storytelling in all its forms and we’re looking for a visual artist to collaborate with on issue 1, ‘in celebration of short attention spans’ which drops at the end of November.


What are we looking for? We want to collaborate with artists  (new graduates, students) that embody this multi-faceted way of thinking about creativity – considering text, object and image in a holistic and critically engaged way.

Working within guidelines set by our art directors, we’d like you to interpret the issue’s theme in response to our series of texts, in an authorial way. This means your artwork will sit alongside the texts – not as decoration – but as another response to the theme, a visual essay. For an example of this kind of approach, see

This is a new kind of digital magazine so we’re looking for a new kind of visual response – one where editorial and cover art can feature not just illustration and photography, but also film, animation, or even digital experiments. As long as it can be placed into a webpage and load quickly, we can consider it. We’re open to all suggestions.

With a selection of diverse articles and an overarching concept to play with, there are opportunities to explore visual narratives that weave throughout the magazine, or to be playful with codes and symbols; working innovatively within the digital context of the platform.


What’s in it for me? You’ll be working with the help of our creative directors and experienced designers, so this could be a chance to learn something new, and see what your images look like in motion.

Each issue the featured visual artist will be interviewed about their process and work and featured in the magazine.

The selected visual artist will be paid a fee of £300 for the project.


The details:

If you’d like to be our first associate artist, please submit a 150 word + single image response to the theme by 28th October, suggesting how you might begin to tackle it; with a link to your work; to [email protected]

The image response can be a quick sketch, draft or reference image, we’re looking for an idea of how you visually think, and not a completed artwork.

  • The deadline to apply for issue 1 is 28th October
  • The visual artist will be chosen and notified on 30-31 October
  • The completed work will need to be finished and ready to upload by 22 November
  • Each associate artist will be profiled with an interview in the magazine

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