Keaton Chronicle

For a quarter century, the International Buster Keaton Society has published the Keaton Chronicle. No mere newsletter, the Chronicle publishes new research, in-depth commentary, interviews, tributes, upcoming events, and so much more.

And it’s only available to our members.

We want you!

The Keaton Chronicle welcomes submissions from fans to bring you the best of Buster Keaton. Submissions of art and articles are welcome whether you’re a member of the society or just thinking about it (go on, sign up, you know you want to!) but we do have some guidelines.

Art submissions

The Keaton Chronicle, the official magazine of the International Buster Keaton Society, is looking for original fan art for our upcoming issue. We invite fans to submit their artwork for PDF publication. If interested, please sent art to

All artwork must be submitted at a size no larger than 7 inches wide by 9 inches high, at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Any art must be submitted by the original artist, with the following credits:

Artist’s name (first and last)

Artist’s location (city, state, country)

Medium used in the artwork (painting, pen and ink, watercolor, digital, etc.)

Title of the artwork 

Written Submissions

The Keaton Chronicle is the official publication of the International Buster Keaton Society. Since 1993, the Chronicle has documented the life and work of silent-film pioneer Buster Keaton (1895-1966), publishing both academic research and popular culture articles. Everyone from film scholars to admirers of Buster’s work is welcome to send in articles and observations to .

Both experienced and beginning writers are invited to submit their work for consideration. Articles should run between 500 and 1500 words, and the Microsoft Word file format is preferred. Authors should include their full name and the city, state, and country where they are located. A straightforward writing style is best for the broad audience which reads the Chronicle. For scholarly articles, we recommend the Chicago Manual of Style for citations and bibliographies. .

Please use italics for the names of films, television shows, books, and magazine titles.

Photographs which accompany an article are an important part of telling the Keaton story. Images should be at least 300 dpi, and the preferred format is jpg. All images should list the source of the photo and should identify the people in the photo.


Spring February 15 deadline for publication on March 15

Summer/Fall June 15 deadline for publication on July 15

Winter November 15 deadline for publication on December 15

The Chronicle reserves the right to decide what is published and may hold some submissions to a later issue. No more than one piece of art per artist will be published per issue. Any artist or author published by the Chronicle will receive a complimentary copy of the PDF containing their work. As a non-profit organization we can offer no fee for submissions.