Timid Magazine
Call for Work

Issue 01: Heritage | Fashion Editorial Submission @timidmag

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Must be exclusive and unpublished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.
For the first issue, the theme is “Heritage”. This could be anything you define “heritage” to be. Whether that’s a tradition that was passed down to you or that you want to pass on. It could be a meaningful memory, happy or sad. At the heart of heritage is storytelling and we would love to hear yours.

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.


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.