Timid Magazine
Call for Work

Issue 02: Transformation | Fashion Editorial Submission @timidmag

How to Submit

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Important Dates

Estimated publication
Exclusivity released
Decision no later than
Timeframes may change for upgraded submissions

Image Requirements

7-10 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)
Must be exclusive and unpublished


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

We blend in, and we adapt. We are often quiet, careful not to disrupt the status quo. We’re the model citizen, the model immigrant, and the model minority. We whisper our wisdom and bury our beauty. We are imprinted with family ties - our strength in heart and in numbers.  

We face tremendous pressure both in the home and out, in how we portray ourselves. We may be reluctant to be ourselves and in return resent who we really are. We too easily conform to predefined norms instead of celebrating our rich and vibrant culture. Sometimes our identity is something we long to erase, to color our eyes blue and tint our hair light like the sun. But as we grow older and as we grow LOUDER, we learn to love our eyes, our hair, and find our voice. 

We recognize how important it is to celebrate the identities we once rejected, to celebrate beyond the predefined box that our family, cultures, and society expects us to be in. We are rewriting the narratives of the Asian American experience across geography, generations, and cultural differences. This is an ongoing process of us accepting and embracing our Timid self. We have a voice to share and this is what Timid sets out to do— a platform to celebrate, support, and spread awareness about individuals, communities, and small businesses. Be brave, be loud, be unapologetic.