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THE diskurso MAGAZINE TEAM
Logistics and Other Questions (Publisher)
Jojo Soria de Veyra
Discoursers' Pool Maintenance (Managing Editor)
Simkin de Pio (inactive)
Discourse Team (Contributors)
Angelo Oyardo (inactive)
Gabriel Luis Roxas de Veyra, editor (appointed April 5, 2018)
diskurso curation's CURATORIAL TEAM
Jojo Soria de Veyra • Alwin Reamillo • Marcel Antonio
Germee Ronirose Abesamis
ABOUT diskurso art magazine
diskurso art magazine SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
First off, we are , a new, independent, non-profit online magazine for art with an advocacy to liberate art coverage from the usual peacock and weasel words of paid (directly or indirectly) reviews/criticism. After all, some or many in our art community are bored enough already with the usual criticism replete with these words that have been applied to ongoing art, criticism written as if only for the sake of writing . . . well, something, anything. The community is bored enough with this, so much so that your written piece veering towards a different direction but has been rotting on your desk in the absence of an outlet . . . could just be the piece they in this community may have been waiting for all their lives to read! Well, all right, maybe peacock and weasel words stop being so when they're inside a thesis piece, a piece with a take different from what the other critics are concocting. Hmm, maybe.
Secondly, eager though we are with fulfilling our mission’s goal, we can for now only accept contributions the authors of which would be willing to publish pro bono. So, do you have something you just need to put out there, something positive or negative or both, written in English or Filipino/Pilipino/Tagalog or Taglish or Englog, about a current or developing art phenomenon, situation, event, or exhibition inside your city or country of residence or in a city or country you recently visited? Would you be willing to share that something with our readership, and , as we said? If indeed you have something in your mind’s baul that fits the above description, you should then be both bold and kind to share it with our readers (art community) free of charge instead of allowing it to wallow on just your Facebook Notes’ wall of exclusivity.
Would you also be willing to share your big and/or little ideas, or points of view, to the art community as a whole, that is to say, in a language the majority in this community can understand? Not to discourage you from using “big” or “exotic” words associated with professors, which we personally love, but only to encourage you to use them in plain-jane sentences that would welcome the community-majority’s interest in those words’ meanings instead of deter them from reading on. An example of such an inclusive plain-jane sentence with a “big” word embedded in it might go like this: “Inapply ko ang hermeneutics ko sa paintings niya, at di ako natuwa sa nakinikinita kong metanarrative na lumalabas doon”. There you go. In short, if you wouldn’t mind writing your big ideas in the style of a Facebook comment, that is to say, a comment that, despite its length, would still want to avoid a “Huh?!” reply, then we would certainly be equally accommodating and welcoming. After all, this is not a magazine for writers solely; this is a magazine for all sorts of text and is but a formalized extension of Facebook sincerity (in whatever form of eloquence).
Is the view in your piece independent, or has the semblance of independence, despite its author’s affiliations or bias, delivered with an effort at objectivity, one might say, if only because it is intent at proving its point on a significance? Good.
Is your piece willing to focus on real art appreciation, treating of the works of artists and how they work or fail to work for you, instead of being involved with trivialities (like what desserts the artist groups of Antipolo eat before they go to their collective studios to concoct pop-surrealist images)? If so, then that’s the kind of piece we want.
Is your piece the type that is more enamoured with, say, a show’s or a piece's real art historical or social or philosophical significance than with its thematic claims to significance? Good.
This paragraph serves as our guarantee that the copyright to all works submitted to us (whether thereunto published by us unexpurgated or with emendations) will remain with their authors, with all rights attendant to each piece’s authorship kept intact. These rights include the author’s right to syndicate his/her submitted piece to other publications. But to the invocation of said right, would only request that the author at least acknowledge that his/her piece in question first appeared on .
Finally, we will only accept submissions that have not previously appeared in another publication (printed or online). But new compositions reiterating a previously published point or argument (that appeared a decade ago or only a week ago) will be considered, especially when there is due mention of where else in the publishing industry that point was peddled.
(c) 2014 Jojo Soria de Veyra