Calls for Submissions

If you have a call for submissions that you would like us to share, please email We’re happy to mail calls for submissions to incarcerated artists in our network in addition to posting them here.

Call for Proposals for Freedom & Captivity: Art on Abolition

Proposals for new work: March 15, 2021
Submission of existing work: June 1, 2021
Accepted work due: June 30, 2021
Exhibition launch: August 2, 2021

The Freedom & Captivity Coalition, Indigo Arts Alliance, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at MECA, and SPACE are pleased to announce a national open call for Freedom & Captivity: Art on Abolition, a virtual exhibition and printed publication. The call is broadly inclusive and invites submissions from visual artists (painting, drawing, photography, collage, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, multi-media work), writers (poetry, prose, experimental writing), and musicians engaged with abolitionist imaginings, as well submissions from cultural workers embedded in decarceration, social justice, and anti-racist advocacy.


Prison Literature Permanent Session CFP

This session invites papers that examine the production, teaching, study, and performance of literature within historical and contemporary carceral institutions.  We plan to host four panels this year. In addition to two open panels, we are especially interested in (1) writing centers inside prisons and (2) second-language instruction inside prisons. We also welcome studies of fictional accounts of imprisonment and encourage proposals that engage the convention theme “Cultures of Collectivity.” Please send abstracts to Will Andrews at by April 15th, 2021.

Special Session Calls for Papers are due February 20th via e-mail to Individual proposals to Special Sessions are then due to their organizers June 1st.

Individual Paper and Complete Panel proposals are due June 1st via e-mail to

Proposals for the Undergraduate Symposium are due June 1st via e-mail to


AmplifyTV Interest Form

Are you interested in supporting Amplify Music’s mission to provide music experiences for kids affected or incarcerated by the justice system? Are you a musician who was formerly incarcerated? Do you just really miss jamming live and want to share your music? All are welcome to perform for AmplifyTV, Thursdays at 8pm EST! Donations from each set will be split between Amplify Music and the performers.