Get Published: 38 Websites to Submit Your Work

Want to know how to get your photos published? Here’s our guide to the best websites and magazines looking for artwork, illustration, or photo submissions.

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Do you want to get your latest creative project featured on a prominent magazine or blog? It all begins with the submission process. You need to know if your work will fit, and how to get the editor’s attention. So before we get into which websites and magazines are looking for artwork, here are a few tips on preparing your submissions.

Know Your Audience

Before you start submitting photos to a magazine or website, you should get to know the publication you’ll be pitching to. Is there a specific genre they focus on? Does there content follow a certain style? What seem to be the most popular posts? To help you get familiar with the type of content they feature, take a look at their social media and hit that “follow” button.

This doesn’t mean you have to send work that’s exactly like another featured artist. In fact, you should try to make sure your submission stands out and offers something different than what they’ve published in the past. But you should also tailor your submission to suit the website—you probably don’t want to send your documentary photography to a fine art website.

Taking the time to do a little research is an important step in how to get your photos published. If you don’t put in the effort to learn a little about the publication, making a submission will likely be a waste of time. Also, make sure you pay close attention to any submission guidelines.

Prepare the Pitch

Next, it’s time to prepare your pitch. One of the most important things to do is keep it short and to the point. Use bullet points if necessary. Remember that editors typically have to sift through tons of submissions, so it’s best if your email can quickly identify what makes your work stand out. Focus on what are the most interesting, unusual or unique details about your submission.

One way you can make this process faster and easier is to create a pitch template. The template can include all the information that won’t change from submission to submission, such as your contact info, link to your website, and a short paragraph introducing yourself and listing your experience. Then, when you’re ready to submit photos to a magazine, you can make additions and adjustments to your template to suit the target audience. Besides speeding up the process, making a template also ensures you include all the necessary info in each submission.

To make it easy for editors to check out your work, make sure your portfolio and social media are linked in your email. If you want to keep your gallery private and for the editor’s eyes only, you can add a password to Format portfolio pages. Just make sure you don’t send big bulky download files that an editor won’t want to download. Again, this is someone who gets hundreds of submissions a day, so you need to make it easy for them to see your great work.

Another tip is to avoid submitting the same work to multiple places at the same time. For one, when a publication accepts your submission, they often want exclusivity rights. So if your work gets accepted by multiple websites at once, you may find you have to turn some of them down. That means editors who have taken the time to consider your submission may feel you’ve wasted their time. But even if you manage to get the same work published on several websites, it’s a big missed opportunity. It’s much better to get a variety of your work out there so potential clients can see you have a diverse portfolio.

Where to Submit Your Work

We’ve rounded up a list of widely-read, international blogs and magazines that are all dedicated to showcasing new creative work and are currently accepting submissions. Even if you’re not ready to sell photos to magazines yet, you might discover a website to add your bookmarks.

From general art mags to illustration-focused blogs to photography and design websites, these are the best places for emerging artists to submit work now.

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By Martina Paukova on Booooooom

Websites and Magazines for General Art Submissions

Boooooooom

Where to submit: Facebook.com/booooooom for images and Vimeo.com/groups/booooooom for video work

Updated super frequently by curator Jeff Hamada, Booooooom is a reliable source of emerging creative talent. Booooooom’s work of choice tends to be photography, but all kind of artists are featured on the site. What they all have in common is a talent for telling interesting stories. Apply if you’re feeling confident enough to showcase your submission directly on the site’s Facebook page.

Colossal

Where to submit: On their submissions page

This prolific and widely-read art blog shares 15+ posts a week highlighting new work in a variety of artistic fields. To be more specific, Colossal says they’re currently seeking submissions “in the realm of visual art, photography, sculpture, painting, installation, collage, paper, illustration or drawing, street art, architecture, industrial design, textile, animation, documentaries, and anything else involving a strong (generally non-digital) visual aspect."

It’s Nice That

Where to submit: On their submissions page

It’s Nice That features work from all kinds of creatives: photographers, illustrators, designers, and multimedia artists of all sorts are welcome to submit. Work featured here tends to have a contemporary, clean vibe. In addition to the website, they have an accompanying magazine that gets published bi-annually. So it’s a great place choice whether you’re seeking magazines looking for artwork or website that can expose your work to a wide audience.

The Jealous Curator

Where to submit: By email to submissions@thejealouscurator.com

Jealous Curator is a blog run by Danielle Krysa, art lover and professional creative director. Krysa’s taste gravitates toward the romantic and soft, with flowers and pastel tones taking center stage. She tends to feature artists, photographers, and illustrators.

My Modern Met

Where to submit: By email to suggestions@mymodernmet.com

My Modern Met is a widely popular site featuring a range of creative work, from design innovations to original artwork to unusual photography. They ask that submissions include a link to your online portfolio, a description of yourself and your work, and a few images attached.

Self Publish Be Happy

Where to submit: Submit a self-published book by email to selfpublished.behappy@gmail.com

Self Publish Be Happy is an organization founded by photographer and publisher Bruno Ceschal. SPBH celebrates and promotes self-published photo books by featuring and selling them on the site, sharing them at art fairs, and running workshops on self-publishing. If your work is accepted in SPBH, it’ll be part of a whole self-publishing movement.

Creative Boom

Where to submit: By email to submit@creativeboom.com

Creative Boom is an online magazine looking for artwork in the following areas: Art, Crafts, Graphic Design, Illustration or Photography. Submissions require between five and ten images attached, and be sure to also include a link to your online portfolio and a biography.

iGNANT

Where to submit: On their submissions page

With over 1 million views per month, iGNANT provides an established, professional platform to get your work noticed. Featuring groundbreaking new work in art, design, photography, fashion, and architecture, they accept online submissions with up to 6 images and a description of your work.

Artistic Moods

Where to submit: By email to info@artisticmoods.com

This Netherlands-based blog features cute and colorful work, favoring themes like plants, cartoon characters, and often showcasing ceramics, illustration, and other delicate mediums. If you’re into polka dots, unicorns, ferns, and similar sweet themes, this is the site for your work.

Format Magazine

Where to submit: By email to magazine@format.com

We’re always looking for new work to feature, whether it’s design, art, photography, or any other creative project. Get in touch with us via email, and be sure include a link to your online portfolio and description of your work. Find more info about our submission guidelines here.

By Audrey Kawaski on Juxtapoz

Websites and Magazines that Accept Illustration and Fine Art Submissions

Juxtapoz

Where to submit: On their submissions page

Juxtapoz features fresh artwork with an underground style, often featuring graffiti art updates and unusual illustrators. It’s existed since 1994, and was started by a group of young artists and designers. They also publish a monthly print magazine. You can send your magazine illustration submissions to their editors via their online form: just include a quick description and links to your work.

Hi-Fructose Magazine

Where to submit: By email to info@hifructose.com

If you’re reading this list because you plan on submitting art to magazines, this a great option. Hi-Fructose Magazine is a well-established print and digital magazine with a focus on fantastical, unique styles of art and illustration. They’re always looking for new artists to feature. Simply send over an email with “Submissions” in the headline, and include a short introduction to you and your work as well as a link to your portfolio website (they won’t accept submissions in the form of attachments, Google Docs, or Dropbox links).

Contemporary Art Daily

Where to submit: Submit exhibition details in PDF form by email to submissions@contemporaryartdaily.com

This blog highlights what’s happening in art across the globe, sharing news of exhibitions by established and emerging artists. Contemporary Art Daily asks that artists submit by sharing a press release of a current exhibition. Be sure to include installation views and images of individual works in the show in your submission.

Two Coats of Paint

Where to submit: By email to twocoatsofpaint@gmail.com

This is an online magazine looking for artwork and it features painters based mostly in New York City. Artist Sharon Butler is the publisher and editor, and she’s known for being a generous community leader in the city. Even though the site has a smaller audience, it is highly regarded, especially by other painters. Two Coats of Paint tends to feature works that are on exhibit in New York, so it’s wise to follow suit and pair your submission with exhibition details.

Eat Sleep Draw

Where to submit: On their submissions page

Eat Sleep Draw features only original artwork from across the globe. They have five moderators who select the work. Each has different tastes, so your chances of being featured are good no matter your illustration style.

Brown Paper Bag

Where to submit: By email to sara@brwnpaperbag.com or by tweeting @brwnpaperbag

Brown Paper Bag is run by illustrator and writer Sara Barnes. She’s devoted to featuring quality illustrators as well as work that’s related to illustration, including tattoos, books, and fashion.

Supersonic Art

Where to submit: On their submissions page

This art blog features all kinds of original artwork. Running since 2008, it boasts over 600,000 followers, which makes it a high-impact place to get featured.

Cross Connect Magazine

Where to submit: On their submissions page

Cross Connect is an art blog that tends to feature painting and illustration. It showcases a selection of contemporary artists daily, and accepts submissions that include a link to images of your work.

Illustration Age

Where to submit: On their submissions page

This illustration website features bold, creative illustrations from emerging artists. You can submit via their online form by linking to your portfolio site. Their Comics Illustrator of the Week feature is a great opportunity for comic artists to have their work highlighted.

By David Egan on Aint-Bad

Websites and Magazines that Accept Photography Submissions

Aint-Bad

Where to submit: On their submissions page

In addition to publishing beautiful print monographs, Aint-Bad’s online platform highlights contemporary photography with the aim of furthering an “ever-more urgent, critical conversation about the human condition.” Submit 15 images from a specific body of work on their submission page, especially if you work in photojournalism or documentary photography.

PetaPixel

Where to submit: On their submissions page

Petapixel is devoted to all things photography. It’s the place photographers go to learn new tricks, get up to date on equipment, and to learn about emerging photographers. This is a good place to submit especially if your photography is on the digital, technical side.

Of the Afternoon

Where to submit: By email to submit@oftheafternoon.com

Originally launched as a print publication, Of the Afternoon prints a biannual magazine, but you’re most likely to know them through their high-profile Instagram account. Getting featured here would be a great opportunity for photographers looking to build their social media following. Submit by sending 4-8 images and links to your online portfolio and social accounts.

LensCulture

Where to submit: By email to editor@lensculture.com

LensCulture is interested in featuring new photographers on the site. Due to their high volume of submissions, they can’t always get back to everyone. However, they do run contests where you can receive a critique of your work, if you submit at least five images and pay an entry fee. So even if you aren’t selected as a winner, this could be a great chance to get some professional feedback on a project.

Fstoppers

Where to submit: Contact editor Ryan Mense on his Fstoppers profile

This prominent photography community showcases a Photo of the Day on their front page, Twitter, and Instagram. It’s a fine way of increasing your audience and revealing new work. To submit, send an image to editor Ryan Mense and include a detailed blurb about how it was processed, if there were models or help, what camera you used, and what inspired the work. By getting your work seen by many people in the industry, Fstoppers can be a real stepping stone that makes it easier to sell photos to magazines.

Feature Shoot

Where to submit: By email to submissions@featureshoot.com

Feature Shoot is a website that showcases a wide range of different photography styles, whether it’s fine art or product photography, coming from emerging or established photographers. Take the chance and submit by sending them 4 or 5 images via email. This is a well-established online photography community with a large following.

SYN Magazine

Where to submit: By email to submissions@syn-mag.com, with work that responds to their current theme

SYN Magazine is both an online platform and a visual publication. They feature work from fashion photographers and stylists from around the world. As a quarterly publication, they base each issue around certain themes, so deciding whether to submit photos to this magazine should be based on whether your project applies to the theme. They ask for 10 to 30 images, preferably on a contact sheet, and the work must be unpublished.

Outdoor Photographer

Where to submit: Send photographs by mail

Outdoor Photographer is a magazine published 11 times a year. It also has a strong online platform. The magazine is a popular resource for nature photography, and operates from a traditional standpoint, asking photographers to send duplicate transparencies, photographic prints, or high-quality inkjet printouts via mail rather than accepting digital files. If you’re looking to sell photos to magazines and you’re a photographer producing analog, nature-themed work, this is the place for you.

F-Stop Magazine

Where to submit: By email to fstopmagazine@gmail.com, with work that responds to their current theme

Published bimonthly online, this photography magazine themes each issue around a different topic to create a dialogue among the artists featured. Take a look at the next upcoming theme and their detailed magazine photo submission guidelines before sending work.

The Phoblographer

Where to submit: Follow the submission directions listed here

This popular photography blog often features work from photographers. Submit by sending an email with the subject line: “Photography Submission” and your name. There are specific questions to answer in your email so make sure you check out the directions before submitting.

Landscape Photography Magazine

Where to submit: By email to info@landscapephotographymagazine.com

This monthly magazine and accompanying website publish landscape photography, feature articles, and tutorials. The website says their goal is to promote the love of landscape photography, and that they will consider submissions from everyone, whether they’re a professional photographer or a hobbyist. So if you are looking for a place to try to make your first magazine photo submission, this is a good option. You can get a sense for the type of images they typically publish by visiting their “reader content” page.

By Luzerner Theatre on Design Everywhere

Websites and Magazines that Accept Design Submissions

Design Milk

Where to submit: By email to info@design-milk.com

Design Milk focuses primarily on interior design and architecture, but also features fashion and art. Bold, minimal work is what you’re most likely to see featured here. Submit your design-related work via email by including a description, link to your online portfolio, and images.

Designboom

Where to submit: With their online registration form

Designboom is committed to featuring projects on the avant-garde side of invention. With a whole section on technology and a clean aesthetic, everything on the site feels current or even one step into the future. Submit here if you’re working with technology, especially if you design challenging and new products, buildings, or apps.

Design Everywhere

Where to submit: By email to dsgnevrywhr@gmail.com

This beautifully-designed blog features mostly minimal, modern design work, ranging from posters to accessories to books and more. Submit by sending an email with “Submission” in the subject line.

Design Clever

Where to submit: On their submissions page

This UK-based blog was co-founded by two designers, Jonathan Ring and Bethany Baker. It’s a beautiful, minimal source of new design work, and could be a nice little credit for designers to add to their CVs.

Yatzer

Where to submit: By email to info@yatzer.com

Yatzer features industrial designers, fashion designers, interior designers, and artists. It’s modern and edgy, and an excellent resource on what’s new in art and design, especially when it comes to architecture and interiors. You can submit by sending a selection of high-res images via email, as well as a description of your project or event.

FormFiftyFive

Where to submit: By email to submissions@formfiftyfive.com

This website was founded in 2007 by “an ever growing group of designers, illustrators, coders and makers eager to collect and share the best design work they came across.” They share interviews and galleries of innovative new work in design and illustration.

The Design Blog

Where to submit: On their submissions page.

Founded by a designer from Croatia, this blog started out as a place to collect personal inspiration, but quickly became popular among other designers. The Design Blog tends to feature the work of young, emerging designers, so this could be a great place for students to submit projects. Submit by sending your portfolio link and just one standout project for consideration.

Vice Creators

Where to submit: By email to editor@thecreatorsproject.com

Focusing on creative work by designers and makers, Vice Creators (previously known as “The Creators Project”) is a section of the Vice website that showcases artists across multiple disciplines. It is a great place to submit work that incorporates technology or digital media. Artists who get featured on the Creators page are often promoted on the Vice Creators Youtube and Twitter as well. If you plan on submitting photography to magazines like Vice, having your work featured on the Creators page is a great way to get your foot in the door.

Identity Designed

Where to submit: By email to hello@identitydesigned.com

This neatly organized design blog features detailed stories about design projects by studios from across the globe. Submit by sending an email with a full explanation of your project, including “details of the brief, your idea, typefaces used or customized, paper stock printed on, time frame, tales of the unexpected.”

This article was updated on January 7, 2020.