Want to submit your creative work?
We’re always on the lookout for creators to feature. We love work that tells personal stories and explores new perspectives. To submit your work for publication, please fill out this form.
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 currently 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:
We pay for all published stories. Rates to be determined when pitches are accepted.
Please submit your pitches here. 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 worlds 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.
Join our Contributor List
We always accept pitches for creative work and pitch ideas, but we also send out regular calls for assignments, quotes for articles, and more. If you’d like to be contacted for editorial opportunities on Format Magazine and beyond, head here to sign up to be on our Contributor List.
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 and designers to more casual makers and artists—and everyone in between—Format Magazine is made by and for creators. We share the latest art news and showcase the work of amazing creators, and offer up our best advice on how to grow your creative career.
Whether we’re exploring breaking news and trending stories or sharing inspiration and industry advice, Format Magazine views the world through a creative lens.