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We are currently accepting submissions for un Magazine 15.1, edited by Snack Syndicate (Andrew Brooks and Astrid Lorange), to be published May 2021.

"At the end of 2020, we are reflecting on a year of constraint, austerity, isolation, and withdrawal. We have collectively witnessed, though differently experienced, a year defined by a crisis of social reproduction, the foreclosure of the promise of a certain kind of future, death, illness, and the protection of work over life, capital over the workers who accumulate its value. In short, 2020 has been a year defined by the dialectics of deficit and surplus.

This issue of un Magazine will take surplus as its focus. Surplus value names that which is made when a worker is paid less than they labour. Surplus population names those excluded from the wage relation and managed by often lethal forms of discipline. Surplus is waste, by-product, offshoot, discharge. Surplus is abundance, excess. Surplus points to places where we might disrupt, transcend or complicate expected boundaries or categories; it can be a risk, a vulnerability, a triumph ..."

See the full call out here, or download a submission form here.

un Projects also publishes quick turnaround independent art reviews from near and far on un Extended. Writers, artists, curators and galleries, get in touch if you’d like to contribute or let us know about your upcoming exhibitions and projects for review.

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un Magazine publishes essays, interviews, artworks, creative commentary, audio and video works and everything in between. We are open to experimental approaches within printed and online formats, with a focus on independent art practice and ARIs. We pay all contributors, with fees ranging from $150 to $450 per piece.

un Magazine hopes to publish a diverse range of voices. We always encourage submissions from writers and artists who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, as queer and/or trans, as having a disability, people of colour, and people of all genders.

Questions: Email un Projects General Manager Sarah Gory.

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un Magazine Mentorship Program

un Magazine values its role in providing editorial support and mentorship to new and emerging writers and editors. We offer one-to-one mentorship for a small number of contributors. The Mentorship Program offers the benefit of working with a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee in the drafting and development of your writing for publication.

Read more about un Magazine here.


PHOTO by Matthew Stanton of un Projects' un Retrospective exhibition in Melbourne Now at the NGV.