Call for Submissions:
Innovative Criticism


During this time, when access to critical social-space is significantly restricted and opportunities to share ideas are increasingly limited, we would like to open up our review section as a space for innovative criticism. Since The Drouth moved to an online platform we have been taking submissions on a regular basis, but many still find it hard to find us or are unclear what submissions we take. With this call and by broadening our scope, we would like to reach out to those currently struggling to find paying work.
We are inviting artists, designers, writers and critical thinkers, who want to reimagine what criticism could look like and/or what could fall within its remit, to submit a piece of alternative critique for publication on The Drouth website.

We want to hear new ideas, expressed in new ways, about untapped subjects. This critical piece could cover a system, an object, a situation or a construct, or perhaps something you feel should be critically deconstructed that’s within your reach while you’re quarantining.
We’re particularly interested in critical reviews that use alternative storytelling methods; whether digital media like film, photo-essay, or podcast, drawing, mapping or any other unconventional methods of critique.

Deadline of the application 20th May 2020, you will hear from us by the 25th of May 2020.

The applications will be assessed by The Drouth editorial board, you can find more information about the board here:

Practical information

Follow this link to apply

The Drouth online journal, will pay a fee of £200 for each submission upon publication.

You can upload 1 file to this form or provide us with a link to any online material (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube or Soundcloud). To upload a series of images, please upload them as a single PDF file of maximum 1GB.

If you have any questions about this call for submissions, please contact: