SEEKING NARRATIVE EDITORIALS--TELL US A STORY! USE AT LEAST TWO OR MORE MODELS INTERACTING AND AT LEAST SIX OR MORE DISTINCT OUTFITS, ALL IN A CONSISTENT THEME, NO FAST FASHION BRANDS PLEASE, CURRENT SEASON STYLES IN DESIGNER CLOTHING PREFERRED, VINTAGE ACCEPTABLE IF DOING A PERIOD PIECE STORY.
FOCUS ON COMPOSITION, LIGHTING, SETS, LOCATION AND STORYTELLING, BUT KEEP IT SUBTLE, NO OVERACTING (SEE STEVEN MEISEL OR PETER LINDBERGH OR AVEDON OR LATE LAGERFELD FOR INSPIRATION, RATHER THAN EARLY LAGERFELD). SCROLL DOWN ON OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE TO SEE THE BLACK AND WHITE SECTION FOR SUGGESTIONS. YOUR STORY CAN BE COLOR OR BLACK AND WHITE.
9 TIMES OUT OF 10 WHEN WE REJECT SUBMISSIONS IT IS BECAUSE PEOPLE SUBMIT 10 PHOTOS OF ONE MODEL IN THE SAME CLOTHING. THAT IS NOT AN EDITORIAL, IT'S A PORTRAIT, I.E. WE CAN ONLY CHOOSE ONE OF THE PHOTOS, WHICH MAKES THE MAGAZINE LOOK CHOPPY. SO GET ELABORATE AND SHOW A WHOLE SERIES. MAKE IT INTERESTING AND MOODY! WE ARE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR STORIES!!!!
PLEASE SEND UNCROPPED IMAGES, AND IF ANY ARE HORIZONTAL, REMEMBER THAT THE SUBJECT CANNOT BE CENTERED OR WILL GET CUT IN HALF BY THE SEAM OF THE MAGAZINE
1. Please remove ALL WATERMARKS before you submit.
2. Next, Send in your photographer's release form giving us permission to publish your work and send in (if applicable), the minor parental consent release of liability form. If you are anyone other than the photographer submitting, it is your responsibility to keep your team in the loop. Forward the photographer the acceptance letter so they can follow #3.
Next, Send in your photographer's release form: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/ea4160_318a100d21544dd3a257540068d478c1.pdf
giving us permission to publish your work and send in (if applicable), the minor parental consent release of liability form:https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/ea4160_2068fa9e562e45b59b42a720af2cb56d.pdf
If you are anyone other than the photographer submitting, it is your responsibility to keep your team in the loop. Forward the photographer the acceptance letter so they can follow #3.
3. Please make sure to double check the spelling of all names pertaining to the credit information. They will be published exactly as it is sent to us. ICON Magazine takes no fault for errors, including but not limited to, misspelled credits. If you notify us of an error, we will do our best to fix it. PLEASE NOTE! If there is more than one model in your editorial spread(s) please indicate each image which model(s) are pictured. Include all of the following details:
LIST All OF THE FOLLOWING:
Stylist, Designers, MUA's Etc.
Models: Specify who each model(s) is.
Title: Example (Pristine). Please KEEP THE TITLE TO NO MORE THAN (4) WORDS. KEEP IN MIND THAT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE TITLE.
Step 4: Before hitting the "send" button, double check that you have correctly followed the steps outlined here. Due to the amount of submissions and emails we receive, we want to make this process as efficient as possible for all parties involved.
Step 5: We will let everyone know across all social media platforms when the magazine has been released. VIEW your work here, www.iconmag.com
under the CURRENT EDITION tab. From there you will be able to PURCHASE and DOWNLOAD each edition on magcloud.com.
We require that you DO NOT post the images anywhere until the magazine has been launched.
Terms and Conditions:
Submissions must contain a minimum of 6 images and a maximum of 14 images from the same set BUT EACH INCLUDING DIFFERENT CLOTHING, DESIGNER BRANDS FROM THE CURRENT SEASON PREFERRED. To the extent possible please avoid using fast fashion brands (Forever 21, Target, Zara, H&M) as these are not our favorite companies to promote because they rely on sweatshop labor. Make sure that all models, themes and images are from a cohesive project, one that tells an interesting narrative story. If you’d like, include a title for the series of images you submit. (Examples: Youth, Rebellion, Riot! or A Fine Affair, or A Dangerous Game, or Falling for Faux Fur).
We DO NOT accept previously released images and they MUST BE EXCLUSIVE AND UNPUBLISHED. Please make sure to double check the spelling of all the names pertaining to the credit information. It will be published exactly as it is sent to us.
You must own the copyrights to the content and/or image(s) you are submitting. By submitting to ICON Magazine, you are providing us permission to crop, make basic edits and select from your submitted content.
If your editorial is selected for publication, we cannot guarantee the submission will be published. We do not guarantee that all or any photos accepted will be used. We do not pay for submissions. Any expense or cost incurred from your shoot is done so at your own risk and expense.
All submissions can be considered for our cover, however it is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to make last minute changes even though you might have been made aware you will be receiving a cover. We do not give out free copies of the magazine; this is purely based on cost. PURCHASE, DOWNLOAD AND VIEW your work at www.magcloud.com.
We will provide the link on our Facebook page once the edition is released. Although we set a release date it can vary due to unforeseen circumstances. If we have to push back the release date, we will keep you in the loop.
Please make sure all models are 18 years of age or older. If you/they are under 18 years of age, a general photographers release along with a minor parental consent release of liability form will need to be signed. Please note, it is your sole responsibility to know how old your models are and for turning in the minor parental consent release of liability form. You hereby state that by submitting to ICON Magazine that you are in fact 18 years of age or older. You and your constituents agree to hold harmless against ICON Magazine, its owners, employees and/ or acting agents/constituents. You and your constituents agree to have any and all rights revoked based off of any negligence that should arise. Also, upon submission, you and all of your constituents agree to have any and all rights revoked in a court of law. We take what we do here very seriously. We want to protect everyone who appears in or is involved with this magazine.
Thank you and best of luck!