At Critical Read we believe 1. Art is important. 2. Every work of art has a story. 3. Writing about the arts forms a key part of the art experience.
Critical Read tells the true stories behind works of the fine, literary and performing arts. At a time when in-depth writing about the arts has all but disappeared from traditional media, Critical Read seeks to reintroduce the reader to the history of art and the people who make our world beautiful, interesting and spectacular. Critical Read feature stories are artwork biographies that combine reporting and analysis by the most knowledgeable writers in their fields. Our personal essays allow readers to share their stories of transformational art experiences. Together they bring the old, new, strange and wonderful stories of art to life and empower readers to investigate artistry in all its forms.
Critical Read is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your support is appreciated.
- Editors: Natalie Axton, Nick Davidson, Jim Uebbing
- Literary Editor: Scott Bolohan
- Copyeditor: Cage Ames
- Treasurer: Meredith Hay
- Directors: Natalie Axton, James Uebbing, Anthony Fountain, Meredith Hay
Critical Read is made possible by the efforts of a talented group of freelance writers, editors, designers and web developers. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We work with freelance writers, and we are always accepting pitches. You can find our writer guidelines at our Submittable page. Critical Read pays competitive rates.