Independent artist-run initiative print publication, Paper - art collective magazine is calling for all artists and writers of all ages to adorn the pages of the second issue in 2020.

Artists & Writers are invited to submit work for
Issue 2: Eclectica - open themed.

Paper will be made available worldwide via an online print on demand bookstore at Blurb and digitally in the Paper Bou shop.

Entries are now CLOSED

We here at Paper Bou believe that an eclectic style is a style worth celebrating, hence our next issue being titled, Eclectica. This means the theme is open, so we can showcase your unique self in the most beautifully honest and raw way to our readers.

We want to promote your art and writing to new audiences and build an eclectic, loving and authentic community within our magazine and online platform. Paper Bou is an artist-run initiative and we do not believe in any paid advertising so we can house the most important content - your art and writing!

This year we also kick off opening the submissions to ALL AGES, because all artists deserve to be showcased!

Submission options:


  • Submit 1-5 artwork images (image format jpeg or png, 72-300dpi accepted, 1-2MB, named - title of work)

  • Website/social media links

  • Brief artist statement and/or bio

  • Submitted image/s information (title, medium, dimensions, year)

  • Submit 1 image of self (optional)


  • Submit 1-5 poetries/1-2 short stories/1-2 commentary columns on issues of interest to yourself

  • Website/social media links

  • Brief bio (optional)

  • Submit 1 image of self (optional)


Option 1 - FREE - includes submission entry only

Option 2 - $5.95 - includes submission & digital copy of magazine

Option 3 - $40 - includes submission, digital copy of magazine & print copy of magazine (includes postage and handling directly to your postal address). This option is for Australian residents ONLY

Option 4 - $60 - includes submission, digital copy of magazine, print copy of magazine (includes postage and handling directly to your postal address) & Paper Bou membership. This option is for Australian residents ONLY

Terms and conditions:

Open to applicants of all ages based anywhere around the world (please note option 3 & 4 is for Australian residents ONLY).

You retain copyright to all images and written works submitted, but agree for royalty free rights for use within the publication and the right to use as promotional images for the magazine.

By submitting to Paper you warrant that:

  • you own the original work

  • your work does not infringe on any laws

  • you may not hold Paper Bou liable for any legal fees/damage associated with your breach of the above warranty

If you do not agree, do not submit your work to Paper

Being a print publication Paper cannot accept video/film or musical works. But will accept written articles related to these mediums including stills.

All submissions are accepted, however Paper does not accept work that is deemed inappropriate.

Artists can submit both an artwork submission and a literature submission as one submission.

Once artists have registered, submissions are to be sent via email to with ‘submission’ in the header.

Please note Paper does not contain any paid advertisements, this is an artist-run initiative for artists and art adorers, providing a print on demand product that can be purchased world wide via and digitally via the Paper Bou shop.

If you wish to withdraw your submission, please email by the deadline, refunds will not be entered into unless the publication is cancelled for reasons out of the creator’s control.