Criteria for Submission:  Essays should concern art history, theory or criticism and must be written by undergraduate students attending colleges and universities in the United States. Critical essays authored for collegiate courses in art history or art theory and practice are welcome.  Papers must be between 500-2500 words and include all necessary citations.  Proper citation format is necessary with Chicago Manual of Style preferred and MLA format also acceptable. The submission deadline for the Spring 2010 issue is April 2nd.  Submissions must be emailed along with a one-page abstract to Please include school affiliation, year of graduation, and field of study. Please visit for more details or to view prior issues of the journal.

For further details, please refer to the following letter:

To the Department of Art History,

The Northwestern Art Review is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its fourth biannual issue, to be published in the Spring of 2010.  Founded by students at Northwestern University, NAR is an academic organization aiming to promote art historical discourse within the academic community at the undergraduate level. By publishing a biannual journal of art scholarship and critique, the Northwestern Art Review strives to provide a forum for greater exchange among an ever- expanding community of students who devote their time to the examination, creation, and study of art.

The Spring 2010 edition of the Northwestern Art Review will publish in May. The editorial board asks all students interested in submitting to e-mail their essays to the Editor-in-Chief at before April 2nd, 2010.  This invitation to submit essays is open to all undergraduate students attending college or university, regardless of their major, discipline or concentration. Papers must address some aspect of the visual arts, whether it is its history or its analysis and critique.  Students who have written critical essays for collegiate-level art history or art theory and practice courses are strongly encouraged to submit these papers for review. Essays must be between 500-2500 words.  Essays that have already been submitted for prior issues of the journal may not be resubmitted for reconsideration.  Any questions concerning submissions may be e-mailed to the Editor-in-Chief at Please visit our website at for more information or to read prior issues of the journal.


Margaret Cal Whitesides
Northwestern Art Review