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Submit Your Artwork, Get Featured on NOT REAL ART

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re an aspiring artist or photographer looking for a place to showcase your work. If that’s the case, NOT REAL ART may be exactly what you're looking for!

At NOT REAL ART, stories are our secret power. Over the past five years, we’ve helped hundreds of emerging artists get discovered with our story-focused editorial—we’re less interested in your alma mater than the narrative behind your work and practice. Stories nurture empathy, pave the way for new opportunities, and inspire us to fight for the best aspects of humanity.

When you submit your work, you become a member of our thriving artistic community. You’ll gain access to our Facebook community, and your work will be automatically eligible for written features, podcast episodes, and in-house exhibitions. The artists we choose to feature receive a journalistic-style article written by an experienced arts writer—perfect for PR, marketing, and career building.

Scroll down to read testimonials from some of the artists we’ve covered, then submit your portfolio here.

Ashley Eliza Williams

Amateur ecologist Ashley Eliza Williams paints biomorphic shapes that vibrate with life.

“Thank you so much for your thoughtful and generous writing!! I feel so honored! Thank you again for being interested in my work and for writing about it with such care.”

Read Ashley’s feature here.

Thomas Brodhead

‘Bird Brain’

“A late-night note to thank you again for the article, which looks great and reads so well! This made for such a wonderful start to my week.”

Read Thomas’ feature here.

Rosabel Rosalind

Rosabel Rosalind creates an apocalyptic universe informed by Jewish storytelling traditions, climate crisis, and absurdist conspiracy theories.

“It looks amazing, thank you for the write-up, you did a beautiful job! Thanks again for your stellar writing. I really enjoyed reading your interpretations—super spot on!!”

Read Rosabel’s feature here.

Alexandra N. Sherman

‘Things That Should NOT Be Left Unsaid’ by Alexandra N. Sherman

“I just saw the feature; it's beautiful! Thank you and NOT REAL ART so much for the clever write-up and beautiful spread!

“I think it is wonderful the way NOT REAL ART is supporting artists and the arts. I've started to see places asking for application fees and publication fees to run a feature. Thank you again for this lovely feature.”

Read Alexandra’s feature here.

Morgan  Laurens 

Morgan Laurens (she/her/hers) is NOT REAL ART’s editor in chief. Morgan is an arts writer from the Midwest who enjoys saying “excuse me” when no actual pardon is needed. She specializes in grant writing and narrative-based storytelling for mission-driven artists and arts organizations. With a background in printmaking, pop culture, and classic literature, Morgan believes a girl’s best friend is the pile of books on her bedside table.