Timid Magazine
Timid Magazine
Publication San Francisco, CA
Issue 04: Reimagine | Fashion Editorial Submission @timidmag
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#Men #Glamour #Fine Art #Fashion #Beauty #Artistic Nude #Boudoir #Portrait
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Portrait: 8.5 × 11 in, 300 dpi (2550 × 3300 px)
Landscape: 17 × 11 in, 300 dpi (5100 × 3300 px)
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Timid is an independent lifestyle magazine exploring the honest stories and beauty of the Asian community.
We, as humans, undergo various changes in our lives; from physical changes to more subtle esoteric changes to revolutionary changes that impact the communities around us. It is through these changes that we can reflect, evolve, and embrace ourselves. For Timid’s second issue, “Metamorphosis”, we are exploring the transformations – the good, the bad, the in-betweens – of what shapes our stories. We are calling for people to share their experiences, art, and expressions of metamorphosing into something different or new.
We have a voice to share and this is what Timid is set out to do— a platform to celebrate, support, and spread awareness about Asian individuals, communities, and small businesses. We welcome non-fiction submissions in the following formats:

We are currently accepting the following categories: Media, Food, Culture, Style, and Design‍‍

‍What to expect: Although we wish we could include all submissions, please note that we cannot guarantee placement in Timid.

We will review submissions based on relevance to the theme and content type needed. Due to the small size of our editorial team and the amount of ideas we receive each week, we will try our best to respond to all submissions.

· Minimum 4-6 different fashion looks
· Total of 6-8 images
· Include full credit of team, fashion brand
· Please make sure you are the sole owner of images/ work submitted.

Please make sure the content is exclusive and have not been published on blog, website, or social media platform. We encourage the


· Guarantee and represent that you are the sole and exclusive legal owner of all rights, title, & interest in all the work you submitted, including all related intellectual property interests (such as trademarks and copyrights).
· Defend and indemnify the publisher (Timid) fully against all liabilities, damages, costs, debts, claims, and expenses which the publisher may suffer or incur from a 3rd party claim where the material published infringes or misappropriates any third 3rd proprietary or intellectual property as a result of the breach of the above clause.
· Once an image is accepted to be published, it grants us the permission to use your work in any of our publications, websites, videos, marketing pieces, advertisements, and any other mediums or formats used in the creation, dissemination, and monetization of Timid Magazine.
· Photos from a photoshoot must not have been published on any other publication's magazine, website, blog, or social media and must not do so after we publish the editorial. All editorials must be fully exclusive to Timid Magazine.
· Photos from an editorial must not have been published on any social media or portfolio websites apart from personal websites. This includes websites such as PhotoVogue, Flickr, 500px, and other such websites.
· We reserve the right to pull an editorial from our magazine without your consent if we find out that photos from the photoshoot have been published somewhere before. In some cases, we may downgrade publication from print to the website, or if it was initially accepted for publication on the website it will not be published. We may choose not to feature your editorial on social media.
About Timid Magazine
Independent lifestyle magazine exploring the honest stories and beauty of the Asian community
Timid is a platform to uplift unheard Asian stories from around the world. We seek to reclaim “timid” and challenge racial norms by providing channels for sharing and learning from our diverse experiences, empowering and celebrating our collective identity, and inspiring our future generations. Timid started in San Francisco from a series of conversations between friends. As an editorial photographer, Henry recalled the lack of diversity among the Asian models referred to him by agencies. He soon realized that these gaps in representation are also prevalent outside of the fashion industry. ‍ As Asians, we sometimes feel the need to conform to predefined norms instead of celebrating our rich and vibrant cultures. We recognize how important it is to embrace the identities we once rejected and to discover who we are and can be beyond the boxes that our family, cultures, and society try to fit us into. ‍ Through Timid, we are expanding the narratives of all Asian experiences across geography, generations, and cultural differences. We seek to empower, amplify, and celebrate unheard Asian voices beyond our community, and to reclaim the word that has often been used to stereotype, belittle, and overlook us. Be brave, be loud, be unapologetic.
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