Feeling creative? Send us your favorite polaroids.
The Paper Crane’s fourth issue is all about Memory. We want to see what you have buried deep in your mind, as well as the things you think about every single day. Our memories reveal what is most important to us, what we most fear, and what we most desire. This reading period, we want you to show us your best encapsulation of Memory in the polaroid medium.
Polaroid submissions receive significant consideration for the next issue. To submit a polaroid, please write “Polaroid Challenge” somewhere in the subject line of your email. Please view general submission guidelines here.
You don’t need a Polaroid camera, nor do you need any camera that takes vintage polaroid photos. If you have a phone or some other editing software, you are free to adjust your images so as to take the form of a polaroid. If you aren’t sure what this looks like, you can Google it or even look it up on Pinterest.
Artists participating in the Polaroid Challenge can submit up to four polaroid images this period. The images can contain anything you want them to. Selected polaroids will be featured in Issue IV: Memory. These images are likely to be the most aesthetically pleasing and most sentimental of the bunch. But don’t let that limit what you submit!
If you don’t want to submit any polaroids, that’s fine too! General art submissions are open as always.
Don’t worry; writers are free to submit polaroids as well. You just need a written text to accompany it. Writers can submit poetry and prose along with a polaroid photograph they associate with the text, whether it be a super literal or very abstract connection.
Do not include your image on the text document. Attach the image as a part of the body of the email.