The editors of the North American Review invite visual artists and designers to submit posters responding to the theme The Open Space of Democracy, inspired by Terry Tempest Williams’ book of the same name. Submissions may respond directly or indirectly to the ideas found in Williams’s essays ("Commencement, " "Engagement," and "Ground Truthing"), or they may diverge and respond more broadly the phrase itself.

Any combination of image and text is welcome, but dimensions should be 18” x 24” and files should 300dpi.

Fifty posters will be selected, printed, and displayed at the North American Review Writing Conference on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, April 19-21, 2019. The exhibit will juried by members of UNI's chapter of Imagining America, a consortium of publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and community activists working toward the democratic transformation of higher education and civic life.

Collaborative submissions are welcome, and all experience levels are encouraged to submit!

Direct questions to the conference co-coordinators Rachel Morgan & Jeremy Schraffenberger.

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