Our open call series is an annual commissioning platform, developed with a guest editor that commissions new works exclusively drawn from open submission. Previous series include: New Writing Series (1995), guest edited by Michael Bracewell, which gave first publicly funded commissions to David Shrigley and Jeremy Deller, or, Semina (2008-2015), guest edited by Stewart Home, that commissioned nine new works including The Dark Objectby Katrina Palmer, or Common Objectives, guest edited by Nina Power (2012-16) that commissioned six books including Shy Radicals by Hamja Ahsan, who has now been selected for Documenta 2022 on the basis of this work.
Our current series is Intersticies guest edited by Bridget Penney, which has commissioned Other Reflexes by Diana Georgiou, and The Escape Artists by Harun Morrison. A new call forArrhythmia guest edited by Katrina Palmer was announced in July 2021.
The Happy Hypocrite, a journal for and about art writing, founded by Maria Fusco, selected some contributions for each issues from open submission and the last and final issue The Happy Hypocrite – Without Reduction edited by Maria Fusco, was entirely selected from open call.