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Burnaway Seeks Review and Interview Pitches

Burnaway, a (mostly digital) contemporary arts and criticism magazine covering the South and the Caribbean is currently accepting pitches for reviews of exhibitions in North and South Carolina or interviews/studio visits with artists who have a close connection to the Carolinas.

Burnaway is seeking punchy, evocative, and refreshingly honest writing. Detail-heavy and specific, engaging all five senses to describe what’s in front of you. Relying less on technical jargon and more on your gut instinct. How does an exhibition or work of art feel? What does it bring to mind?

Recent pieces that exemplify this style include Madeleine Seidel’s review of the sea swept the sandcastles away at MARCH and Noah Simblist’s review of Dawoud Bey: Elegy at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

Burnaway is heavily invested in supporting and mentoring art writers in the South and is happy to help someone get their first byline or assist those looking to explore new directions in their writing practice.


Please send pitches for Carolinas-based stories to Robert Alan Grand at

Pitches should be brief–one or two paragraphs–explaining the exhibition or artist you’d like to cover, their tie to the Carolinas, and your unique perspective on the work. Please include 2-3 samples of previous writing. Include “Pitch” in the subject line.

Burnawy‘s editorial calendar is set up to 30 days in advance. Please pitch well in advance of a show opening or closing with this in mind. Payment is issued at the end of every month. Burnawy is W.A.G.E. certified and pays contributors $0.30/word.