CLARK COLLEGE PHOENIX

Submissions for the 2021-22 edition of Phoenix are now open for your original creative works! For details on the specific submission guidelines for each category, please click on the appropriate category below.

Phoenix Alight

will be accepting submissions through January 17th, 2022. Late entries will be accepted on a space available basis from January 18 through March 22, 2022.

Questions? Email us at phoenix@clark.edu or check out our FAQs at clarkphoenix.com.

In the meantime, check out our online archive of Phoenix editions for inspiration, going back to 2005!

Ignite: Phoenix Lit  

The online literature site is up now and showcasing great work from the Clark community. Check it out at: http://ignitephoenixlit.com.

Phoenix Lit will be taking a hiatus from new submissions in the 21-22 academic year. 

The Iceberg

Comics and graphic novel excerpts should be submitted to our sister publication, The Iceberg. You may also enter comics in the Drawing category for Phoenix, but please do not enter the same piece to both publications. 

https://clarkcollegeiceberg.submittable.com/submit

Contact Toby Peterson at tpeterson@clark.edu or Grant Hottle at ghottle@clark.edu for more information about submitting to The Iceberg.

GOOD LUCK, and THANKS for your participation!

Do you have a piece that might make a great cover? We'd love to see it. Maybe it is a close-up from your painting, maybe a photo of your sculpture, maybe something designed specifically for Phoenix.

The final trim size of the book will be 8.5" wide by 9.5" tall. The spine is about 3/8" and when you include the back cover and the bleed, that means we need an image that is about 17.75 inches wide by 10 inches tall. It can either be a single image that wraps, or a front and back designed to go together. We could also consider a front cover only and the Phoenix designers could design a back cover to go with it. 

The art needs to be 300ppi resolution minimum, or be vector art that is resolution independent. We can use full color printing and/or metallic ink is an option. 

Take a shot! We'd love to see your ideas. 

All images must be submitted digitally with a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height, whichever is smallest.) To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please flatten any layered files. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Maximum quality JPGs is the preferred format. Flattened PSDs, AIs, TIFFs or PNGs are also acceptable formats.

Flat 2D art, like drawings, should be scanned at 300 ppi resolution minimum at 100 percent of printed size. As above, the minimum size of 1500 pixels in one direction is required for digital files.  Digital photos taken of your work may be acceptable for the entry if you don't have a scanner. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.

3D entries should be photographed by you with a neutral backdrop, or artfully composed with a non-distracting background, as you'd like it to appear in the book. Good lighting is essential. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.  If you have any questions or need guidance on any of your responses to this submission feel free to reach out to Phoenix staff at phoenix@clark.edu.  Submissions are limited to 4 per category. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission. You may enter more if you like and let the Phoenix Staff edit them down.

All images must be submitted digitally with a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height, whichever is smallest.) To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please flatten any layered files. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Maximum quality JPGs is the preferred format. Flattened PSDs, AIs, TIFFs or PNGs are also acceptable formats.

Smaller pieces that can fit on a scanner should be scanned at a minimum of 300ppi resolution. Larger pieces should be photographed with a digital camera. Oversized pieces are best photographed in the open shade to avoid glare. Place it flat on the ground, or against a wall and shoot it as straight on as possible, cropping in as tight as you can without cutting anything off. Do not use a flash. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.

If you have any questions or need guidance on any of your responses to this submission feel free to reach out to Phoenix staff at phoenix@clark.edu.  Submissions are limited to 4 per category. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission. You may enter more if you like and let the Phoenix Staff edit them down.

All images must be submitted digitally with a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height, whichever is smallest.) To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please flatten any layered files. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Maximum quality JPGs is the preferred format. Flattened PSDs, AIs, TIFFs or PNGs are also acceptable formats.

Flat 2D art, like drawings, should be scanned at 300 ppi resolution minimum at 100 percent of printed size. As above, the minimum size of 1500 pixels in one direction is required for digital files.  Digital photos taken of your work may be acceptable for the entry if you don't have a scanner. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.

If you have any questions or need guidance on any of your responses to this submission feel free to reach out to Phoenix staff at phoenix@clark.edu.  Submissions are limited to 4 per category. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission. You may enter more if you like and let the Phoenix Staff edit them down.

All images must be submitted digitally with a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height, whichever is smallest.) To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please flatten any layered files. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Maximum quality JPGs is the preferred format. Flattened PSDs, AIs, TIFFs or PNGs are also acceptable formats.

Flat 2D art, like drawings, should be scanned at 300 ppi resolution minimum at 100 percent of printed size. As above, the minimum size of 1500 pixels in one direction is required for digital files.  Digital photos taken of your work may be acceptable for the entry if you don't have a scanner. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.

3D entries should be photographed by you with a neutral backdrop, or artfully composed with a non-distracting background, as you'd like it to appear in the book. Good lighting is essential. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.  If you have any questions or need guidance on any of your responses to this submission feel free to reach out to Phoenix staff at phoenix@clark.edu.  Submissions are limited to 4 per category. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission. You may enter more if you like and let the Phoenix Staff edit them down.

All images must be submitted digitally with a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height, whichever is smallest.) To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please flatten any layered files. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Maximum quality JPGs is the preferred format. Flattened PSDs, AIs, TIFFs or PNGs are also acceptable formats.

Flat 2D art, like drawings, should be scanned at 300 ppi resolution minimum at 100 percent of printed size. As above, the minimum size of 1500 pixels in one direction is required for digital files.  Digital photos taken of your work may be acceptable for the entry if you don't have a scanner. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.

If you have any questions or need guidance on any of your responses to this submission feel free to reach out to Phoenix staff at phoenix@clark.edu.  Submissions are limited to 4 per category. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission. You may enter more if you like and let the Phoenix Staff edit them down.

All images must be submitted digitally with a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height, whichever is smallest.) To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please flatten any layered files. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Maximum quality JPGs is the preferred format. Flattened PSDs, AIs, TIFFs or PNGs are also acceptable formats.

Flat 2D art, like drawings, should be scanned at 300 ppi resolution minimum at 100 percent of printed size. As above, the minimum size of 1500 pixels in one direction is required for digital files.  Digital photos taken of your work may be acceptable for the entry if you don't have a scanner. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.

Be sure scanned artwork has adequate contrast so that the work will  print well. For example, soft pencil drawings may be difficult to see  once reproduced in print. Oversized pieces are best photographed in the shade to avoid glare. Place it  flat on the ground, or against a wall and shoot it as straight on as  possible, cropping in as tight as you can without cutting anything off.  Do not use a flash.

If you have any questions or need guidance on any of your responses to this submission feel free to reach out to Phoenix staff at phoenix@clark.edu.  Submissions are limited to 4 per category. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission. You may enter more if you like and let the Phoenix Staff edit them down.





All images must be submitted digitally with a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height, whichever is smallest.) To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please flatten any layered files. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Maximum quality JPGs is the preferred format. Flattened PSDs, AIs, TIFFs or PNGs are also acceptable formats.

Flat 2D art, like drawings, should be scanned at 300 ppi resolution minimum at 100 percent of printed size. As above, the minimum size of 1500 pixels in one direction is required for digital files.  Digital photos taken of your work may be acceptable for the entry if you don't have a scanner. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.

If you have any questions or need guidance on any of your responses to this submission feel free to reach out to Phoenix staff at phoenix@clark.edu.  Submissions are limited to 4 per category. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission. You may enter more if you like and let the Phoenix Staff edit them down.

3D entries should be photographed by you with a neutral backdrop, or artfully composed with a non-distracting background, as you'd like it to appear in the book. Good lighting is essential. Photos of your 3D submissions should be taken in indirect, natural lighting for best results. Drape a neutral, non-wrinkled, solid colored fabric behind the piece to avoid a cluttered background. Get close enough to your piece so it fills most of the composition, but not so close that it is out of focus. Explore which angle shows off your work to its best advantage. It is okay to submit photos from different angles. To avoid glare, do not use flash. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.  If we need a better photograph for the print publication, someone from the PHOENIX art staff will contact you.

All images must be submitted digitally with a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height, whichever is smallest.) To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please flatten any layered files. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Maximum quality JPGs is the preferred format. Flattened PSDs, AIs, TIFFs or PNGs are also acceptable formats.

Flat 2D art, like drawings, should be scanned at 300 ppi resolution minimum at 100 percent of printed size. As above, the minimum size of 1500 pixels in one direction is required for digital files.  Digital photos taken of your work may be acceptable for the entry if you don't have a scanner. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.

If you have any questions or need guidance on any of your responses to this submission feel free to reach out to Phoenix staff at phoenix@clark.edu.  Submissions are limited to 4 per category. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission. You may enter more if you like and let the Phoenix Staff edit them down.

3D entries should be photographed by you with a neutral backdrop, or artfully composed with a non-distracting background, as you'd like it to appear in the book. Good lighting is essential. Photos of your 3D submissions should be taken in indirect, natural lighting for best results. Drape a neutral, non-wrinkled, solid colored fabric behind the piece to avoid a cluttered background. Get close enough to your piece so it fills most of the composition, but not so close that it is out of focus. Explore which angle shows off your work to its best advantage. It is okay to submit photos from different angles. To avoid glare, do not use flash. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.  If we need a better photograph for the print publication, someone from the PHOENIX art staff will contact you.

All images must be submitted digitally with a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height, whichever is smallest.) To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please flatten any layered files. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Maximum quality JPGs is the preferred format. Flattened PSDs, AIs, TIFFs or PNGs are also acceptable formats.

Flat 2D art, like drawings, should be scanned at 300 ppi resolution minimum at 100 percent of printed size. As above, the minimum size of 1500 pixels in one direction is required for digital files.  Digital photos taken of your work may be acceptable for the entry if you don't have a scanner. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.

If you have any questions or need guidance on any of your responses to this submission feel free to reach out to Phoenix staff at phoenix@clark.edu.  Submissions are limited to 4 per category. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission. You may enter more if you like and let the Phoenix Staff edit them down.

3D entries should be photographed by you with a neutral backdrop, or artfully composed with a non-distracting background, as you'd like it to appear in the book. Good lighting is essential. Photos of your 3D submissions should be taken in indirect, natural lighting for best results. Drape a neutral, non-wrinkled, solid colored fabric behind the piece to avoid a cluttered background. Get close enough to your piece so it fills most of the composition, but not so close that it is out of focus. Explore which angle shows off your work to its best advantage. It is okay to submit photos from different angles. To avoid glare, do not use flash. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.  If we need a better photograph for the print publication, someone from the PHOENIX art staff will contact you.

All images must be submitted digitally with a minimum of at least 1500 pixels in size in at least one direction (width OR height, whichever is smallest.) To ensure good enough quality for printing, digital files cannot be upsampled from a lower resolution. (when sizing in "Image Size," "resample" must NOT be checked.) Please flatten any layered files. Resize as necessary to 360ppi and between 1500 and 3000 pixels in any one direction. Maximum quality JPGs is the preferred format. Flattened PSDs, AIs, TIFFs or PNGs are also acceptable formats.

Flat 2D art, like drawings, should be scanned at 300 ppi resolution minimum at 100 percent of printed size. As above, the minimum size of 1500 pixels in one direction is required for digital files.  Digital photos taken of your work may be acceptable for the entry if you don't have a scanner. See our tutorial, "Photographing Your Art" in our FAQ section of our website.

If you have any questions or need guidance on any of your responses to this submission feel free to reach out to Phoenix staff at phoenix@clark.edu.  Submissions are limited to 4 per category. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission. You may enter more if you like and let the Phoenix Staff edit them down.

Music, animation, video or performance submissions that are accepted will be hosted on our YouTube site and embedded in our website. The files should be attached here for the jury, fully edited, as .wav, .mov or .mp4 file. You must also include a still frame graphic that can be printed in the book and our website navigation page. Performance Art may be submitted as either a video documenting the performance, or as a series of still photos (max 4.) 


Submissions are limited to 4 total per artist. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission.


Helpful advice: Phoenix staff recommends that you tightly edit your pieces and that they aren't overly lengthy, or that you submit excerpts from your longer works. Rarely will you be able to hold your audience's attention span on the website for more than a couple minutes. 

Music, animation, video or performance submissions that are accepted will be hosted on our YouTube site and embedded in our website. The files should be attached here for the jury, fully edited, as .wav, .mov or .mp4 file. You must also include a still frame graphic that can be printed in the book and our website navigation page. Performance Art may be submitted as either a video documenting the performance, or as a series of still photos (max 4.) 


Submissions are limited to 4 total per artist. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission.


Helpful advice: Phoenix staff recommends that you tightly edit your pieces and that they aren't overly lengthy, or that you submit excerpts from your longer works. Rarely will you be able to hold your audience's attention span on the website for more than a couple minutes. 

Music, animation, video or performance submissions that are accepted will be hosted on our YouTube site and embedded in our website. The files should be attached here for the jury, fully edited, as .wav, .mov or .mp4 file. You must also include a still frame graphic that can be printed in the book and our website navigation page. Performance Art may be submitted as either a video documenting the performance, or as a series of still photos (max 4.) Written music should be submitted as a scanned visual at 300ppi resolution.

Submissions are limited to 4 total per artist. A series is considered one submission. Entries may be managed, edited, or withdrawn by you after submission.


Helpful advice: Phoenix staff recommends that you tightly edit your pieces and that they aren't overly lengthy, or that you submit excerpts from your longer works. Rarely will you be able to hold your audience's attention span on the website for more than a couple minutes. 

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