Modern Romantic Magazine
Call for Work

SUMMER Edition Theme: Open

How It Works

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Image Requirements

1-10 images
JPG format
sRGB color profile
Allowed sizes (
flexible rules
Images may be larger. If aspect ratio does not match, images may be cropped to fit printed page.
Portrait: 8.5 × 11 in, 300 dpi (2550 × 3300 px)
Landscape: 17 × 11 in, 300 dpi (5100 × 3300 px)


For inspiration photos for our future editions, please visit our Pinterest mood boards for the edition you are submitting for.

Please look to make sure your submission could fit into our publication. Check your work; unfortunately, we decline many submissions for the following reasons:

1. The images do not fit our aesthetic or theme.
2. The images are overly edited (plastic skin, unrealistic looking photoshopping).
3. The images have no discernible focal point.
4. Low quality - very dark, little contrast, poor cropping, strange posing, blurry
5. Images do not seem to tell a story. Ten images of the same project can be wonderful, but not if they are just slightly different poses of the same person in the same outfit with the same background, same hair, etc.

We avoid content that is overly sexual, boudoir, religious, political, or easily triggering.

When submitting your work, you must:

A. Include a description of your work and anything you feel we need to know about you, your project, and/or your team. Doesn’t have to be long. Include your social media handles.

B. We prefer to credit everyone we can - we believe all teams work hard to make a great project happen, so they deserve to have their name in print, too. Take the extra minute to list all the credits you can, and if you do, we DO print them. Team credits make for a great well-rounded responsible submission, and we love those.

C. If the project has previously been published, please list where. We do not care if it was printed before, but failure to disclose if/where it was previously published, will result in a rejection.

D. Have the permission from models or their agents to publish works with their participation. Models must have the photographer's consent for publication, legal representation, or agent approval. To protect and indemnify the publisher (Modern Romantic Magazine) all liabilities, damages, costs, debts, claims, and expenses that publisher may sustain or incur at the suit of a third party, if posted material violates or misappropriates any third property or intellectual property in breach of the above paragraph. By submitting, you approve these norms, accept the rules and take all the possible risks on yourself.

E. If you are not the photographer, (if you are a model, MUA, hair, set, etc) please note that we will require written copyright permission from the photographer to print, and it will be your responsibility to provide us with contact information to obtain this. It is a simple digitally sign-able industry standard release form but requires ID verification.- Guarantee and represent that you are the sole and exclusive legal owner of all the rights, titles and interests in all works submitted by you, including all related intellectual property interests (such as trademarks and copyrights).

If you cancel after we go to into press mode, no money will be refunded.

About Modern Romantic Magazine

A periodical celebrating artisans, storytellers, and craftspeople. Created to focus on better times, sweeter moments, and incredible imagery. Romanticism, or the Romantic Era was a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century. Understood broadly as a break from the guiding principles of the Enlightenment – which established reason as the foundation of all knowledge – the Romantic Movement emphasized the importance of emotional sensitivity and individual subjectivity. For the Romantics, imagination, rather than reason, was the most important creative faculty.