Edition #12 – The Sun – Open Submissions

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Open submissions – The Sun

Edition #12 – The Sun

This solstice month, as the evening stretches out and nearly touches the morning, we are dedicating our pages to the exploration of The Sun. This edition will focus on researching the way humans relate to the sun in the past and present, and how our relationship might develop in the future.

We will look into solar consciousness, the study of astrology, rituals and celebrations of the sun, fire, the solar system, solar energy, the stars and star beings. For our final trick, we will attempt to merge the masculine energy of the sun with the feminine energy of the Moon (if you care to view it that way), quite what form this will take I am not sure. 

Are you an artist working with the sun, do you work with astrology? Perhaps you dedicate all of your art to a particular planet in our solar system, perhaps you worship the sun as your primary deity?

We are seeking artist working with the Solar energy, creative engineers working with solar power, those dancing in the sun’s light and digging around in the shadows it casts.

Or perhaps you just enjoy sitting in the sun and watching the light it throws through the branches and leaves. Whatever you relationship with The Sun, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for:

The pages of edition #12 will be open to submissions from artists in all forms. We are looking primarily for artist’s work and research relating to or inspired by The Sun.  Perhaps you would like to put together some images and write some accompanying text <600 words telling us how the sun inspires you creatively. 

We are accepting art in all its forms: visual pieces, writing, illustration, painting, drawing, animation, music, sound, photography, video, multimedia, films, installations, movement, dance, noise, soundscapes, songs, collaborations, creative writing, poetry and short articles < 600 words.

Or any combination of the above – we particularly like amalgamation and cross-pollination between mediums. 

New work, old work, published or not we are an open space designed for artists to respond honestly to interesting themes that we hope teach us something about ourselves and how to be. 


  • Please send your submissions to Matt@wakeupscreaming.com 
  • Please title the email “Submissions – #12 – The Sun”
  • Tell us why the theme interests you and how your work relates to the theme. 
  • Attach images as .jpg at min 1500px width < 1.5 mb
  • Please title images like this: artist-name-and-name-of-piece.jpg
  • Send poems in the body of the email – no more than 4 poems per submission
  • Video – send a Youtube or Vimeo link
  • Music, send your SoundCloud or video link. 
  • Include your name, the names of your works, your location
  • Include a description of why the theme interests you and how your work relates. 
  • Include a link to your portfolio, and social media accounts if applicable. 

Deadline: 12 Noon GMT Wed 11th July

Release: New Moon Fri 13th July

We look forward to reviewing your submissions. 


I am Matt Witt, illustrator, artist, writer, musician… a human that likes to indulge in his creativity.

Wake Up Screaming is an arts magazine released with each New Moon, providing the editor and contributing artists with four week periods to explore and respond to themes relating to art and psychology, creativity and consciousness, waking up and approaching creativity as a means of personal development.

We are a multimedia, interdisciplinary magazine, we love variety and cross-pollination. We publish visual art, illustration, writing, poetry, music, films, animations and collaborations. Read more