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mouthtomouth welcomes submissions and/or suggestions for upcoming editorial

If there is an artist, dealer, collector, or artworld personality you would like us to know about, drop us an email at

If you are a Chicagoan interested in conducting an interview, of an artistic mentor or influence, or an artist who intrigues you, please snail-mail the following materials:

samples of your work (written, visual, or both)
bio and visuals of the artist you propose to interview (please note our focus is on artists residing in and around Chicago)
a list of questions you plan to ask your subject
a self-addressed stamped envelope with adequate return postage
your contact information

If you are someone who sees a lot of art (and we welcome thoughtful, dedicated non-professional critics) and would like to be a guest reviewer for our lipservice column, please mail us:

a cover letter introducing yourself
a writing sample
(we suggest you try your hand at some capsule reviews like the ones you see in our magazine)
your contact information
a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your samples returned

Please send your proposals to:

p.o. box 180078
chicago, il 60618-0078

Please allow us some time to respond to your queries. Your email address will facilitate the most prompt response.

And now for the fine print...

Most magazines will tell you the road to success is papered with their own rags--i.e., be a reader before you attempt to become a writer. We encourage frank, thought-provoking discussions of complex and sometimes thorny social, cultural, and political issues--that's our point, after all--but we are not interested in ad hominem, hatchet-job agendas, or helping you stalk an object of your affection. Preserve our karma, and you will be rewarded with a byline, cosmic brownie points, and the envy of all your friends. Right now, the only people making money are the printer, the webhost, and the guys who sell us coffee and cigarettes.

Sincerely and with all good wishes, your bleary-eyed publishers.