Submit Your Work to Format Magazine

Want to contribute to Format Magazine? Here's what you need to know.


Want to submit your creative work?

We’re always on the lookout for photographers to feature. We love work that tells personal stories and explores new perspectives. To submit your work for publication, please contact

Please note: At this time we do not offer compensation for previously published work. All work will be credited and linked directly to your website. Although we appreciate and look at every single submission, unfortunately, we are not able to reply to every submission.

Want to write for Format Magazine?

Format Magazine is always seeking original stories covering anything and everything going on in the photography space.

We’re looking for things including breaking photography news, interviews with seasoned photographers doling out professional advice, case studies, actionable content to help our readers improve their skills, or thought-provoking content from actual working photographers who understand the industry.

Stories we’ve published:

Why I Skipped Art School and Taught Myself Photography
Award Winner Filip Gierlinski On Why A Great Photo Can Take Years
The Artists Making a Living (or Trying to) with Patreon
The Latest iPhones Can Adjust Depth of Field After Shooting
Photographer José “Tutes” Tutivén is Shooting for the Moment
Why Aiyush Pachnanda Never Leaves Home without a Camera

What you need to know:

  1. We pay for all published stories. Rates to be determined when pitches are accepted.

  2. Please submit your pitches to We’ll do our best to get back to you within a week, but if we don’t, feel free to follow up (just not a day or two after sending your pitch).

Please ensure your pitch includes:

  • Your story idea and angle
  • Why you think it is a good fit for Format Magazine
  • Potential sources you will interview
  • Estimated word count

Voice and Tone

Our goal with Format Magazine is to educate, inspire, and inform readers through discussions of what’s happening in the world of photography. This means our tone is usually more casual rather than academic, and friendly rather than didactic. While we certainly do publish academically-minded content, we generally strive to feature accessible pieces that demystify difficult topics or open up interesting conversations. This means avoiding unnecessary jargon or theory buzzwords that don’t actually add to the text. The same editorial mission always applies to any content we produce that’s SEO-minded.

About submissions

Accepted submissions may be edited and published at any time. Writers will be paid upon publication by direct deposit. All compensation will be on a per-article basis based on experience. Format Magazine retains the right to also publish content on other sites.

About Format Magazine

From professional photographers to people testing out their first camera—and everyone in between—Format Magazine is made by and for photographers. We share the latest photography news and showcase the work of amazing creators, and offer up our best advice on how to grow your business.

Whether we’re exploring breaking news and trending stories or sharing inspiration and industry advice, Format Magazine views the world through a creative lens.

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