Contribute to Print Quarterly

Submissions may range from 200 to 5,000 words (including footnotes and image captions) and contain a maximum of twelve illustrations. All contributions including the illustrations should be emailed to the Editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or presented on a USB memory stick or CD/DVD-Rom accompanied by printouts.

Illustrations may be submitted in electronic format at a minimum of 300 dpi, at least 15 cm/6 inches wide and approximately 10 MB or as high quality photographs or transparencies. They should be taken directly from the object and not from a book or any other reproduction. References to illustrations should appear at the end of the sentence, just before the full stop, as (fig. 1) and so on.

Captions should be inserted at the end of an article. They should include:

  1. Name of the printmaker, or artist if not a print. If desired, the caption may include the name of the designer of the original image, as in Pieter van Heyden after Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
  2. Title in italics.
  3. Year, if exact date is known.
  4. Medium, described in full.
  5. Dimensions in mm with height before width (to the platemark in the case of intaglio prints such as etching and engraving, to the edges of the image/matrix if otherwise, such as woodcut, lithograph or screenprint; if either is unknown, please specify that the measurements are of the sheet).
  6. Location of image and collection. 

e.g. Damien Hirst, Memento (Butterfly), 2008, photogravure etching, 933 x 858 mm (London, Private collection © Damien Hirst & Paragon Press).

The text should be double-spaced, without subheadings. Quotations should be in English, with the text in the original language given in a footnote. Inscriptions, titles of works of art, books and periodicals should be in italics. Titles of works of art should be in English.

Dates should be given in the form: 17 March 1513, and in references to centuries the ordinal should be spelled out, as in ‘nineteenth century’.

Footnotes should be included in the electronic word document rather than appended as a separate document. They should appear at the end of the sentence, after the full stop, serve to provide literature references and be as brief and as few as possible. 'Edited by', 'revised by' and 'translated by' should be written in full and follow the title. Where there are more than three editors or authors, the name of the first should be given, followed by et al. Note the following examples:

  1. P. Hughes, Patronage and Pedagogy: The British Institution in the Early Nineteenth Century, Art History, viii, 1967, pp. 65–78.
  2. A. Griffiths, The Print in Stuart Britain 1603–1689, London, 1998, p. 41.
  3. A Concise Encyclopaedia of the Italian Renaissance, edited by J. R. Hale, London, 1981, p. 214.
  4. M. Smith, Constable, Cambridge, MA, 1984, pp. 239–42.
  5. Ibid., p. 248.
  6. Griffiths, op. cit., p. 52.

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