Published annually in midsummer since 1985, Provincetown Arts focuses broadly on artists, performers, and writers who inhabit or visit the tip of Cape Cod, and seeks to stimulate creative activity and enhance public awareness of the cultural life of the nation’s oldest continuous artists’ colony.

Drawing upon a century-long tradition rich in art, theater, and writing, Provincetown Arts publishes essays, fiction, interviews, journals, performance pieces, poetry, profiles, reporting, reviews, and visual features, with a view toward demonstrating that a community of artists, functioning outside the urban centers, is a utopian dream with an ongoing vitality.

In addition to the generous support of our contributors, subscribers, and advertisers, Provincetown Arts magazine and Provincetown Arts Press receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Provincetown Arts is an award-winning magazine distributed regionally and throughout the United States and Canada by Ingram distribution. The magazine is eagerly sought after at Barnes & Noble, Tower Books, Books & Books, and Amazon.com, as well as specialty bookstores and other fine establishments across the country.

Provincetown Arts has won numerous awards, including the following: Best American Short Stories: 100 Distinguished Writers; Best American Movie Writing; Best American Essays; Best American Poetry; Pushcart Prize; American Literary Magazine Awards: First Place for Editorial Content and First Place for Design.

Distribution: 6,500 copies with a pass-along rate of 3.4 persons per copy; estimated readership is 22,000 copies.

Provincetown Arts is listed with the EBSCO Information Services, serving approximately 1,500 libraries nationwide. Provincetown Arts is also found in Bowker Forthcoming Books and in the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Provincetown Arts is distributed in more than 200 cities and towns nationwide.
Provincetown Arts was cofounded in 1985 by Christopher Busa and Raymond Elman. In 1991, with Elman’s departure, the magazine became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In 2015, Raymond Elman founded Inspicio, a Miami-based arts publication platform.

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