Category Archives: Opportunities

Call for books: Plymouth Artists’ Book Fair

Plymouth Artists' Book Fair


Call for submissions: Hot Bed Press

Hot Bed Press are now inviting submissions to the 7th Manchester Artists’ Book Fair.

This year the fair will be held over two days, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October, and will take place as usual in the Holden Gallery at the Manchester School of Art. The fair has also expanded to include a further area where zines in particular will be on show.

We are also excited that the book fair will be part of the Manchester Weekender, with other events nearby on and around Oxford Road including the Paper exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery as well as launch events at The Ciornerhouse and The Whitworth Art Gallery as well as pop-up events and cafe’s still to be announced.

Hot Bed Press have once again joined forces with Special Collections whowill be showcasing its collection of artists’ books as well as an exhibition of works by Anthony Ratcliffe, and they will be holding a seminar on Artists’ Books with special international guest speakers and lively debate all around.

If you are interested in securing a stand, please get in touch with Karen Mercer on or call 0161 743 3111 on Fridays.

Deadline: 11 August 2012

Opportunity: Submit for free stalls at Plymouth’s first Artists’ Book Fair


This September Plymouth will be hosting its first ever International Artists’ Book Fair as a part of Plymouth International Book Festival.

The call is currently ‘out’ for stall holders and absentee table contributors so the team is keen to hear from publishers, artists and makers of all things book-related to take part in this super special event taking place on Saturday 15th September 2012.

Participating in PABF is, like our Book Arts Fayres, free of charge (a cause we believe in!) and therefore is a rare and valuable opportunity to share your works and wares with a new audience, meeting and getting inspired by like-minded makers and initiatives – and a worthwhile excuse for an adventure to Plymouth.

We’re really excited that BAF6 stall holder Oliver Uddy of Antler Press is part of the PABF team – you can get in touch with him here for more information about how to get involved.

Opportunity: Photobook call out still open for shows in Brighton & Helsinki

Brighton-based Photobook Show, who presented and sold a fantastic selection of artist newspapers at BAF6 are still receiving submissions for their recent call for entries.

With an aim to raise the profile of artist-led photobooks, this is a great opportunity for self-publishing artists and photographers with submissions, which can be of all shapes and sizes, stocks and formats, being considered for presentation at the next two Book Shows; C at Create Studios, Brighton, UK from the 17 -19 August 2012 and D at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland from 31 Aug – 2 September 2012.

It costs £5 to enter and the cost of postage and the deadline for submissions is the 18 July 2012. Donated books will be added to the ever-increasing Photobook Show Archive in Brighton; a research and development resource available to the public and from which the team regularly draw on a changing selection of works to be exhibited or featured in Photobook Show events, shows and public programmes. If the taster of works already submitted is anything to go by, these shows are definitely worth being a part of.

Interested in entering?

Photo Book Festival and Opportunities

The deadline for the Dummy Awards  at the International Photobook Awards has been extended to the 26th April. All books need to be received at the office by the 28th.

They are calling for the submission of so far unpublished photobooks. All entered dummies will be shown electronically during the festival. The 50 best books will be exhibited. From these 50 titles the winners of the Dummy Award will be chosen. The 1st prize is a complete book production through our partner seltmann+soehne and a presentation in European Photography. The 2nd and 3rd prizes are valuable book productions by our partner Blurb. Special prizes are photobook dummy reviews by / White Press.

For more information and to enter, visit

Last years winners can also be seen on the website.

The Festival is in its 4th year and runs from the 1st-5th June 2011 at documenta-Halle Kassel, Germany. They will also be running exhibitions from people such as Self Publish, Be Happy and Pietro Hugo as well as running lectures and workshops on the theme of photo books.

The London Street Photography Festival deadline has also been extended to the 30th April. With your entry you receive a voucher for Blurb for £28.95 to create your own photo book. The website for that is