i have nothing to say and i am saying it and that is poetry as i need it

john cage

this is a place where some artists write about things they care about. there are many contributors. there is a broad sort of theme asking “what does it mean to be an artist in the 21st century?” but that, like the answer to the question, will probably change.

except where otherwise noted, all of the writings in this journal are licensed under the creative commons by-nc-sa 4.0 license under the authors’ respective names because we (the editors, not necessarily all contributors) believe that which can be copied without cost should not be arbitrarily made scarce for profit.

we are self-funded and we pay our contributors a base-line rate of $200 for a typical article. we are incorporated as a non-profit in the state of new york, and pending 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

we recently started publishing anonymous art reviews through our new something to say division.

we run a small press, occasionally putting words on paper and distributing in nyc and through various other indie distribution organizations, zine-friendly bookstores, and friends in other cities.

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if you have nothings to say or know someone who might, we’d love to hear from you! get in touch by email at editors@nothing-to-say.org