We are interested in photographs of many kinds. We are not looking for photojournalism, just unique perspectives on the world around us. Upon publication, we pay from $100 to $300 for one-time use of photographs featured inside the magazine; we pay $500 for those we use on our cover. For photo essays we pay $500 to $1,000. We give contributors four copies of the issue in which their work appears and a complimentary one-year subscription, also upon publication. We use ten to thirty photographs in each monthly issue. When we accept a photograph, we keep a print of it on file until we find a place for it in the magazine.
We prefer that you submit traditional black-and-white prints. You may send prints of any size, though we find it easiest to review photographs that are between 4x5 and 11x17. Matte or gloss finish is acceptable; prints made on heavily textured paper, however, do not reproduce well. If you are submitting digital images, send high-quality digital prints. (One image per page, please.) We cannot review images on screen. We cannot accept images via e-mail. If we accept your digital images for publication, we will request the image files on cd or dvd media (Mac or pc). Save your image files in uncompressed tiff grayscale at 300 dpi or higher. Websites and promotional sheets with multiple photos per page will not be considered formal submissions. We cannot review color prints or slides. We do not use artwork or illustrations. We try to respond within three months. With nearly a thousand photographs submitted a month, however, our backlog is often substantial. Do not let a longer wait surprise you. All submissions must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope or box for our response and the return of your photographs. Your work will not be returned without sufficient postage. Please include protective packaging to ensure your photographs safety in shipment.
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