The Chart

Portland, ME

The Chart is an online arts journal dedicated to tenderness, visibility, and urgency in arts writing. Through slow publishing from the edge of the continent, we support critical artistic dialogue from the margins in the forms of online publishing, annual printed anthologies, and visiting critic programming.

We aim to complement efforts of other publications by covering material that may be challenging or invisible to other outlets, with the goals of creating shared language; recognizing deep connections across borders and cultures; celebrating diversity in thinking, ideas, and lived experiences; and honoring the relevance of regionally-specific participation in matters that we grapple with together as a nation.

The Chart is particularly interested in new scholarship on emerging artists, conversations that prioritize cultural care, and work of all kinds that is both rigorous and generous.