BRICKrhetoric: A Literary and Visual Arts Publication

BRICKrhetoric is another prestigious online publication that features the works of students and faculty alike. It’s a literary and arts visual journal that’s founded in 2009 in the campus of University of Chicago. What sets this online publication apart from the rest is that aside from featuring different literary works, BRICKrhetoric also highlights the talent of aspiring photographers by showcasing their photos as well as their views on society.


The team behind this publication believes that by providing such a medium, they would be able to celebrate the beauty and culture of literary and visual arts as well as support literacy and promote cultural awareness. Since its conception, BRICKrhetoric has featured various articles that highlight original artwork, poetry, prose and photography. But they don’t feature all types of original work. No. They only accept submissions that are in line with their vision. This means that as long as your work is related to promoting multiculturalism, urban life or community engagement then, your work will definitely be considered.


If you’re interested in joining BRICKrhetoric, the good news here is that you have that chance every month. Why? They publish five of their favorite pieces among all the submissions every 5th day of the month. And that’s apart from the quarterly publication that they do.


They have a number of qualifications depending on the piece you’re doing. If you’re doing poetry, there’s no line limit so it’s all up to you but there’s a catch though. You can only submit up to six poems. The same goes for photography, you can only submit six so make sure that every photo counts. For creative nonfiction and persuasive essay, you can submit one or two pieces but make sure that each is within the 2,500-word limit. For fine arts, you can do four. It can be a painting, sculpture, collage, calligraphy, film, mosaic or installation. The same goes for science as art projects. You can do four as long as it’s a scientific theme that’s featured in drawings, photography, poetry, prose or any other artwork.


There you have it. So what are you waiting for? 


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