esse arts + opinions, published three times a year by Les éditions esse, is a contemporary art magazine that focuses on contemporary art and multidisciplinary practices (visual arts, performance, video, current music and dance, experimental theatre). It offers in-depth analyses of current art works and artistic and social issues by publishing essays that deal with art and its interconnections within various contexts.
Submissions are accepted three times a year: January 10, April 1 and September 1. Writers are invited to submit essays ranging from 750 to 2,000 words (including footnotes). These must be e-mailed in Word format or RTF to email@example.com. For editorial purposes, writers should include their postal address, telephone numbers and e-mail address, as well as a short biography.
All articles are reviewed by the Board, which reserves the right to accept or refuse a submitted article. Selection of articles may take up to 6 weeks after submission by the writer. The Board’s decision is final. A refused text will not be re-evaluated.
With the exception of the expressed consent of the Editorial Board, the writer agrees to submit a previously unpublished, original text.
With the exception of the expressed consent of the Board, the Board does not consider articles that may represent a potential conflict of interest between the writer and the content of the article (i.e., a text written by the curator of an exhibition).
Conditionally accepted articles will be up for discussion between the writer and the Board. If changes are requested by the Board, the writer will have 15 (fifteen) days to carry these out.
With respect to the vision and style of the writer, the Board reserves the right to ask for corrections and modifications to be made to ensure overall clarity, and coherence of an article.
esse agrees to pay the writer $60 per sheet (250 words/sheet) and to provide 2 copies of the magazine upon publication.
WRITER’S COPYRIGHT POLICY
Upon signing the contract, the author(s) revert exclusive copyright to esse, for a period of five (5) years, beginning at the date appearing on the signed contract.
While remaining holder of the copyright, the author(s) concede to esse, for a period of ten (10) years, an exclusive license permitting esse to reproduce or authorize reproduction of the said text on all electronic mediums worldwide, be they on paper (reprographies), acetates, microfiches, microfilms, or electronically (CDs, Internet, intranet, etc.).
In counterpart, esse bestows the author(s), once a year, 50% of the net sums received for the said text, plus a report on the source of the amounts.
The author(s) retain the right to receive his/her share of royalties payable to authors for reproduction of their texts, in virtue of agreements made with Copibec.