***EXPECTATIONS is CLOSED but we are always accepting fresh submissions and pitches HERE***
DRØME is putting out an open call for submissions around the theme of Expectations. We will review works of all genres: visual, text, boundary-transcending.
You have them; we have them. It is impossible to exist without expectations on the precipice of something, impossible to construct your identity without remembering—or unlearning—the expectations that have been set by institutions, others, yourself. This new year, as you look at the expanse of time ahead, what do you see yourself molding and shaping? What do you want to create, and on what does it depend? What are you waiting for, and what’s holding you back? What boxes will you be working within, deconstructing, or breaking out of? Who will you be?
Submissions are rolling and will close Friday, January 26th at 11:59pm. Send your work to email@example.com with the subject line “Expectations Submission”. We will get back to creators within several days of submission time.
Gabrielle Richardson shot by Lumia Nocito for DRØME Vol. 2
Style - Harper Slate
Make-up - Slater Stanley
Assisted by Sophie Hur and Samantha Riley
In the making of DRØME we hope to showcase a community of doers and nourish an attitude of empathy in a world that teaches us to pass judgment rather than practice kindness. The stories, images, and people shared in this magazine are an amalgamation of perspectives often overlooked or explicitly excluded from art and media worlds. The dearth of diverse identities and viewpoints within the arts is harrowing, especially for a young generation that is fighting its hardest to overcome conservative notions of order ultimately practiced as acts of discrimination against the very people and things we find most inspiring. In DRØME, the featured creators and creations encourage us to never shy away from who we are and what we want. Each artist, in sharing their story, embodies their own definition of agency. Against a mainstream ideology that indoctrinates patriarchal, capitalist, and hateful theories turned into policy, the artists in our first issue represent the ways in which art can take power back from society's denigrating control.