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.


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 Requirements: work must be ORIGINAL and UNPUBLISHED.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***

 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*** 

 

There is no submission fee. All purchases are optional.


Calling all Queer People of COLOR Creatives! Genre: Urban Arts seeks to give Black and Brown Queer perspectives a space to be vocal with your artistic medium, wherever it falls on the spectrum. Our goal is to highlight voices of the LGBTQ+ community that often go unheard or are misunderstood. Come join us in illuminating the readers' experience in an artful way! We want to hear what YOU have to say! Spread the word.
A portion of the proceeds from this project will be donated to organizations that support LBGTQ communities in Milwaukee, WI and New York City.

  • Rules For Submitting:
  • Do you Identify as/ is your skin Brown/Black?
  • If you identify as white/caucasian you need not apply!
  • You must be QUEER/LGBTQ+

    NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS
    Original and unpublish worked may be submitted to our Queer People of Color Anthology.
    Nonfiction or Creative Nonfiction 500 words or fewer
    Poetry
    2-4 poems with 50 lines or fewer
    Prose
    500 words 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


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?
  • If you identify as male and/ white/Caucasian you need not apply!


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


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


Genre: Urban Arts