Call: MACK First Book Award


MACK is looking for unique work of high quality and encourage artists of all ages and nationalities to submit their book projects.

The call for submissions emphasises a predilection for projects intended for book form: visual art projects that find a voice through the book. Submissions can include texts, collage and experimental approaches to book-making.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries are only accepted from artists who have not previously had a book published.

  • All submissions must either be unpublished or self-published book projects. Books that have already been published by a third party publishing house will not be considered.

  • Submissions must consist of coherent book projects and not portfolios of images in book form.

  • All submissions must be received as printed book dummies. Digital submissions in the form of PDFs, ebooks or apps will not be considered.

  • Self-published books are eligible for the award.

  • Any text within the book must be supplied with an English translation.

Physical book submissions must be received between 16 November 2020 – 15 February 2021. Entries received before or after these dates will not be considered for the prize.

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