Cover Art

Submissions for Issue Eight are now open! Please note that while we accept submissions year round, we do not respond until after the current period closes. The submission period for Issue Eight closes on July 31, 2024.

NOTE: For Issue Eight, we are exclusively interested in cover submissions—photographs, paintings, collages, fiber arts, and more!—that explore the creepyspinetingling, the mysterious, and the macabre. See this post for details.

Follow the guidelines below to submit.

  • The layout of our covers means that we have an unusual size for art: 4.5 inches wide, 9 inches tall. Please consider these dimensions when submitting!
  • Art submissions must have some kind of connection to the Finger Lakes area of New York State.
  • Art submissions are accepted through email only, at

We encourage you to include a short cover letter with your art submission. We’d love to know about you and your art, as well as a little about your connection to the Finger Lakes. If your work is selected to be on the cover of an issue of Bluff & Vine, we’ll also need a short bio of 50 words or less. Please include your name and contact information in your cover letter.

We accept the usual types of digital image formats, including .jpg and .png, included as an attachment to your email. While we do not require a high resolution submission, if your art is selected to be on the cover of an issue of Bluff & Vine, we will need a high resolution image (300 dpi at minimum).

We look forward to seeing your creations!