… nor is it valid
to discriminate against "business documents and
school-books": all these phenomena are important. One must make a distinction
however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry. …

-- Marianne Moore (1887-1972)


Pastelegram is an online and print publication concerned with images and their sources. It is dedicated to contemporary artists, art historians and critics as well as the ideas, images and texts that inform their projects, some historical and others less so. As such, Pastelegram provides an international platform for the examination of artistic and historical practice.

Pastelegram lives in two distinct forms: a biannual print issue and an online site. The print issue features an editorial collaboration with an artist or art historian that includes original works made for the magazine, visual essays, an interview with the issue’s collaborator and a collection of outside texts and images selected by the collaborator and Pastelegram’s editors. Our online version includes artists' project commissioned for our website and related interviews and feature articles. Our website also offers weekly reviews of contemporary art exhibitions and events in the United States and beyond.

Pastelegram's print issue can be found at Farewell Books (Austin), Marfa Book Company (Marfa), David Shelton Gallery (Houston), The Reading Room (Dallas) and Printed Matter (New York).

Pastelegram is proudly sponsored by Big Medium, a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization based in Austin, Texas, whose mission is to support the visual arts and artists in Texas.

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at


Editor   Ariel Evans
Review Editors   T.J. Hunt
    Allison Myers
Editorial Assistant   Camden Torres
Director of PR and Marketing   Lauren Adams
Distribution Manager   Meagan Smith
Website   Josh Conrad
Editorial Advisors   Noah Simblist
    S.E. Smith
    Wendy Vogel
    Anjali Gupta
    Alison Hearst
    C.C. Marsh
Designers   Josh Conrad
    Kevin Muñoz
    Ryan Rhodes
    Jeffrey Blocksidge

Fake it till you make it.

-- Anonymous alcoholics

Pastelegram welcomes unsolicited writings from artists, curators, historians and writers for our online reviews and features. We also consider projects for full print issues. If you’d like to submit, please consult our submission guidelines below and make sure to read a number of our reviews and features.

Reviews: We accept submissions via email, and prefer that you include an abstract of what you’d like to write about (as a review) and a 500-word writing sample attached as a Word document, or as a web link.

Print issue submissions: If you’re interested in submitting a project for one of our online or print issues, please write us with an abstract of your idea, a CV (so we can get a feel for your other projects), a tentative bibliography of the sources you’d like to include in the issue, as well as scans or links to the images you’re considering. Also feel free to email us with any questions or concerns, please.

IMPORTANT: We cannot yet pay contributors of reviews (or ourselves). It’s unfortunate and we are working to change that. In exchange for penning reviews, we send a free copy of our print issue.

However, we can now pay the contributors for our print and online issues. The amount is variable depending on our budget. We do not pay kill fees.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: We do not accept submissions from agents or publicists.

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