Pattern Magazine
Call for Work

Vol 17 Sumbissions

Image Requirements

8-15 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)
Must be exclusive and unpublished


We are looking for submissions for our "Rebel Issue." We are looking for strong spring/summer fashion images. Please no portraits.

The guidelines below are for PHOTOGRAPHERS & STYLISTS only. Models, makeup artists, hairdressers who are interested in being included in an editorial submission shoot, please connect with one of the local fashion/lifestyle photographers to share your interest. Our guidelines are listed below:

-Preference is given to photographers with strong ties to or living and working in the Midwest, but all entries will be considered.
-Editorial must contain at least 5 different looks (outfits) per model. The clothing should reflect the upcoming season’s trends. As always, the images must convey a cohesive storyline, trend or concept.
-We ask that you use a variety of designers and brands as opposed to just one brand or designer.
-Please submit low-res jpg files along with crew and clothing credits
-Please submit 10 images (2 of each outfit)
-Submission must include a complete list of crew including model agencies. Some common crew credits are as listed here for you. Please make sure what you send over looks EXACTLY like the way we have it below including the order of credits.
Photography by _____________
Photography assistant _____________
Style by _________________
Hair by _____________
Makeup by _____________
Nails by _______________
Retouched by _____________
Models: First name and first initial of last name of model (agency name)If there were multiple people helping in any of the roles, use commas to separate their names. ie. Makeup by Sandy Patty, Marie Curie & Emma ThompsonIf any of the crew/talent are being repped by a talent agency or a salon, please be sure to include that as well. ie. Hair by Tom Brown (Salon 01)

Tips to maximize you chances of being selected:

-Use professional fashion models
-Use high end fashion brands and independent designers. Feel free to mix in fast fashion brand
-Again: Do not use the same brand/designer for the entire shoot
-Please don’t crop the images (we know that some images look better cropped, but because of the layout/design process we really need them uncropped. You are welcome to include 2 versions of the same image. One that is a suggested crop and one uncropped, and we will do our best to match your crop suggestion)

If you are accepted for publication, we will then ask for the following:

Files must be submitted via a Dropbox link to [email protected] Folder must be titled: “YOUR NAME, Fall 2019,” or via WeTransfer.
Submitted files must be retouched, uncropped, hi-res CMYK jpgs, 20 inches @300dpi or approx 8-10MB per file.

Please include the clothing credits along with the crew credits as a text editable document (word doc or text file. NO PDF files!) with your proofs. ie. in the same dropbox folder. DO NOT TEXT THE CREDITS!! The credit should list the item and the item brand, (store name where items can be purchased is optional). Please use commas (NOT DASHES OR SEMI-COLONS) to separate the item, from the brand, and the store, and start each new item on a new line.

Like this: Look 1

Mesh top, Alexander McQueen, Nordstrom
Pleated pant, Vivienne Westwood, Nordstrom
Boots, Steve Madden, Macy’sList items the model is wearing from top to bottom, starting from hats, and ending with shoes.

Very important: Rename your files to match each look credit, ie. , , BobSmithLook3.jpg. If you are submitting multiple file options for each look, then the file names should look like this:

, BobSmithLook1b.jpg…you get the idea.

You will receive digital tears of your shoot once the magazine is launched. If you would like a hard copy of the magazine, don’t forget to include your mailing address along with the crew credit information.

About Pattern Magazine

PATTERN magazine is a luxurious, over-sized, meticulously curated, award-winning, collectible independent biannual fashion, art and culture print publication designed for a globally-minded, sophisticated audience. Among the near-infinite world of fashion magazines, PATTERN stands apart by giving a voice and exposure to new and established talent found in America’s Heartland. Colorful fashion editorials, interviews, full page spreads focused on illustration and graphic design, PATTERN magazine has special appeal to discerning readers who love fashion, art and design.

PATTERN magaizine also exists as a digital platform that publishes stories and fashion editorials on a daily basis.

PATTERN magazine is published by PATTERN, a cultural and economic development 501c3 organization that exists to help creative entrepreneurs reach business success through education, networking and exposure in our print and digital publications.
Interested, but not ready yet?
Get opportunities like this emailed monthly