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"Cross Process Issue 1, featuring artwork by Colin Canary, designed by Calin Stefan"

Cross Process Issue 2: Call for Submissions
June 1st, 2018 11:00 am - July 16th, 2018 5:00 pm

Cross Process is an independent publication that exhibits the work of emerging artists in the GTA outside of the traditional gallery space. Cross Process fosters conversation and collaboration between makers, writers, and thinkers, and contributes to the shift towards approaching the magazine as gallery, the artist as critic, and the contributor as curator.

Cross Process is seeking submissions from artists beyond the downtown Toronto core. Artists who live downtown and create work which touches upon the transition from suburban or rural to urban will also be reviewed. We are a collaborative publication; please be advised that upon acceptance of your submission, your artwork is available for review or response by a fellow contributor. We will also accept submissions from duos/collectives who wish to work together.


  • Growing lack of gallery spaces available to emerging artists
  • Increase in commodification/marketability/saleability of artworks considered for shows
  • Overwhelming focus on downtown Toronto as the centre of Ontario's art scene (this is not inherently problematic, but often does not allow for surrounding areas to cultivate their own scenes; evidenced by the number of artists moving from the suburbs to the city).
  • The belief that there is a large amount of innovative and interesting work being done in the suburbs and beyond; the belief that still more could be done if there were a place to put it

To Apply:

Please review our submissions protocol online, here, or below.
All applicants will be notified early September 2018.

All applicants must submit proof of payment in order for their submission to be reviewed, please purchase the Submission Fee in our online store, and attach your receipt to your email submission. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received within 24 hours of submission.

"Cross Process Issue 1, featuring artwork by Martika Jabari"

Submission Format for Artists:

  1. Up to 5 high-res photographs or scans of your work
  2. List of descriptions for each image including title, date, materials, dimensions, etc.
  3. 250-word bio
  4. 250-word artist statement
  5. CV (max 2 pages)
  6. Any supplemental information or writing that pairs with your work; we are also happy to review installation images that you think help contextualize your work.

Submission Format for Writers:
Writers who wish to review/respond to another CP contributor should submit:

  1. Two writing samples that demonstrate your writing style and interests, no longer than 4 pages double-spaced. This is the information that will be used to pair you with another contributor, so feel free to include a list of mediums/concepts you are interested in writing about.
  2. 250-word bio
  3. CV (max 2 pages)

Writers who wish to submit independent pieces:

  1. 150-200 word pitch for a writing piece you are currently working on or would like to have completed for Issue 2. Our editors are happy to work with you to establish a piece that is authentic to your style, and suits Cross Process equally.
  2. Or, a completed piece that has not been previously published, max 2000 words. All styles of writing are welcome (poetry, criticism, creative writing, reviews, etc). Please keep in mind CP's impetus when considering topics.
  3. One writing sample, no longer than 2 pages double-spaced, which demonstrates your style and experience.
  4. 250-word bio
  5. CV (max 2 pages)

Please email submissions along with proof of Submission Fee purchase to with the following subject lines:

All submission documents should be in .pdf or .docx format, please try and keep image files compact, or submit a Google Drive folder.

Cross Process pays all contributors using the CARFAC minimum fee schedule as our baseline.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions:
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"Cross Process Issue 1, featuring an interview with Gabriel Parniak"





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