Genre: Urban Arts

a playground for the urban creatives

We are a group of creatives who utilize print and digital platforms to share our creativity.

Home base is in Milwaukee, WI, but we are boastfully a global platform with reach across the entire globe.

Our vision differs from other arts communities because we do not disaggregate art. We compartmentalize in enough of life. Here, we are CREATIVES! Our goal is to meditate on creativity. Discuss creativity. Display creativity. Collaborate creatively. Become eclipsed by creativity. Experiment with familiar and unchartered spaces of creativity.

Genre: Urban Arts is focused on the satisfaction of the psyche through creative expression. We are a creative and brilliant people. Our goal is to participate in a renaissance. Join us.


This anthology will compile a vast group of people's stories of where they were, what was happening, and the longevity of the aftermath of Donald Trump's election into the White House. I don't care what your political affiliations are, although I want to know what they are and I want to understand your personal herstory and why the day of Donald Trump's election took hold of you the way it did. I want to understand what you experienced then and I want to understand what you are experiencing now. I want the herstory of the people. What happened the day Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.

Guidelines for documents submitted:

-In your submission please send a profile picture of you, with your preferred pronouns and name, where are you from, and a small bit about who you are.

-Poetry accepted!
-Maximum of 3,000 words or a minimum of 500 words on your experience the day Donald Trump was elected president and or, the day of the inauguration, and women's march. I encourage writers to submit, experiences that don't encompass this time line but you feel is important to the state of affairs of the country, our government, etc, please send and I will deliberate and personally email you what I think.
-You can be any party affiliation and have any matter of experience (i.e. I will not discriminate based on whether you support a certain party or not) or if you have been published before or not. 

-However, if your piece has been published before, please tell me when and where so we can print those whereabouts in the anthology
-Discriminatory language regarding race, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, ethnicity, etc is unacceptable and will not be used in this anthology, speak truth/intellect/empathy not hate
-If you have photography, visual art, etc to go along with your pieces please submit them as an attachment to your story
-In your submission email, subject "anthology submission name"
(i.e. Anthology Submission Lana Leonard) in the body of the email, state why you submitted to this anthology and attach your story in a Words document only and as stated, attach any jpegs or visuals (including poetry) you might have and want to include.

Thank you all so much... I look forward to all your stories and your hearts!

***Must be in or able to travel to NYC***

Opportunity to be featured:

Poets, monologists, storytellers, and performance artists can apply to be featured at our Indie Writers Series made possible by a Literary Partnership with Poets House in New York.

There is no submission fee. All purchases are optional.


Genre: Urban Arts is the manifestation of a vision of Nakeysha Roberts Washington, M.S.Ed, an African American woman. She, along with Rico Lowe and Shimah Easter, have recently been preparing to present this opportunity solely for contemporary Black and Brown Women creatives.
Please review the details below.
 

Rules for submitting:

  •  Do you Identify as/ is your skin Brown/Black?
  • Do you identify as a Woman/Female?



Nonfiction or Creative Nonfiction
500 words or fewer
Poetry
2-4 poems with 50 lines or fewer
Prose
500 or fewerEnvisioned category caters to the windows of the soul. Visual Artists, please send photographs of original art.
Art
Envisioned category caters to the windows of the soul. Visual Artists, please send photographs of original art.
Art  
 

  • Title, Medium
  • 1-3 images (file size no greater than 64MB)
  • Artist statement

 Photography  
 

  • Title, Medium
  • 5-7 images (file size no greater than 64MB)
  • Artist statement


Print Submission Requirements Genre: Urban Arts  FICTION•POETRY•NONFICTION•CREATIVE NONFICTION VISUAL ARTS •PHOTOGRAPHY MUSIC REVIEW•FASHION EDITORIALS

Topic: Open  

 Requirements: work must be ORIGINAL and UNPUBLISHED.   

CATEGORIES Music Review:  2-3 images (file size no greater than 64MB)Review 300 – 400 words  

Nonfiction or Creative Nonfiction  500 words or fewer    

Poetry  2-4 poems with 50 lines or fewer  

Prose  500 or fewer

Art Envisioned category caters to the windows of the soul. Visual Artists, please send photographs of original art.   

Art    
 

  • Title, Medium
  • 1-3 images (file size no greater than 64MB)
  • Artist statement


  Photography    

  • Title, Medium
  • 5-7 images (file size no greater than 64MB)
  • Artist statement

 ***SUBMIT EACH ITEM AS AN INDIVIDUAL FILE***

We are interested in the experience of black academics in academic spaces.

Some topics may include, but are not limited to, (and are informed by my own experience):

  • reasons for attending (for the ancestors)
  • moving as a black person in non-black spaces
  • tokenism and othering
  • finding community
  • textbook "forgot" something Black
  • microaggressions/ microaggressions (I literally had a teacher call each name on the roster and say, "Hello," to everyone else and to me, "Nakeysha. Yo!"... Yep. No
  • I am the Instructor...
  • Mentoring other people of color through the post secondary experience
  • inspiration
  • fun
  • discovering new black artists/ writers/ info in class

All submissions must be original and unpublished works

Essay  Length 500-3000 Word limit

Photography/Art: include medium and description

Other works? Feel free to be creative and submit.



 The city. People of every single hue. Languages from ‘round this muthafucking planet. Babble. Family that ain’t really your family, but been being your family. Tolerance. Acceptance. Realizing that your story ain’t the only fucking story. Thrown together. Violent, but got your back. This my hood...well ours. This our hood. 

Genre: Urban Arts is kicking off her Annual short Film Festival. We accept films 40 minutes or less including credits that some how meditate on or exemplify urbanity. 

1st prize $250

2nd prize $100

3rd prize $50

Contributorship with Genre: Urban Arts provides creatives with a platform to publish art digitally and in print.

Perks of being a contributor to Genre: Urban Arts:

  • publish to a digitally
  • publish in the Quarterly print magazine
  • be featured on social media accounts
  • become part of a global community of creatives

Requirements for contributors:

  • construct a post 2-4 times a month
  • promote content from the site


Guest Contributorship with Genre: Urban Arts provides creatives with a platform to publish art digitally and in print.

Understand this form is for publishing to the website NOT FOR PHYSICAL PRINT.

We publish Poetry, short stories, art, photography, filmography. Whatever your creative language is. 

Perks of being a guest contributor to Genre: Urban Arts:

  • publish to a digitally
  • Have your social media shared on the website
  • become part of a global community of creatives

Requirements for contributors:

  • Submit your art w/your social media accounts that you would like shared

 Nonfiction or Creative Nonfiction  500 words or fewer     

Poetry  2-4 poems with 50 lines or fewer   

Prose  500 or fewer 

Art Envisioned category caters to the windows of the soul. Visual Artists, please send photographs of original art.     Art    

  • Title, Medium
  • 1-3 images (file size no greater than 64MB)
  • Artist statement

Photography      

  • Title, Medium
  • 5-7 images (file size no greater than 64MB)
  • Artist statement

***SUBMIT EACH ITEM AS AN INDIVIDUAL FILE*** 

 

Are you a TRUE Skool alumni, current participant, or instructor?

Contribute your art and writing to our upcoming magazine publication!

  • Art
  • Photography 
  • Poetry
  • NonFiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Short Story


Genre: Urban Arts, a publishing group that supports urban contemporary artists and writers by providing publishing opportunities both digitally and in print as well as exhibiting and performing opportunities in the community, in partnership with True Skool (a 5o1c3 based in Milwaukee, WI) is preparing a Special Edition edition issue that examines the need for deeper economic investment in Creative Arts Education and youth programs. 

Genre: Urban Arts