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Issue #18 - January 2021 - B&W Portraiture (Fashion, Street, Conceptual & Art Nude)

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

6-18 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Must be exclusive and unpublished


Featuring only the very best B&W portraiture work from around the world, from only the very best established and emerging photographers and creatives.

We are now accepting BLACK & WHITE fashion, street, conceptual & art nude* portraiture submissions for the September 2020 issue. We're looking for incredible B&W content, from creative teams around the world, that speaks to people in one of four ways:

- its artistic beauty,
- its technical brilliance,
- its embedded social message, or
- simply because it pushes a boundary.

We love the world of black and white, and are inspired by the likes of the great B&W fashion and portrait photographers of the 60's through early 2000's - think Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Herb Ritts.

Creating great B&W images is a little more complex than applying a grey scale filter across a colour image. We can accept colour images, and we will work with the photographer / production team to create a B&W version that maintains their artistic vision. Please get in contact before submitting your colour images and we can see what can be done to assist you.


Be sure to include a title for your editorial. We reserve the right to modify your title or apply a different title to fit with the flow of the issue.

We're happy to accept related written content to a max. 500 words, though we reserve the right to exclude or modify your written content.

We need credits for the whole team, including models (& their agencies), stylists, HMUA's, photographers, assistants, etc. Credits should generally be in the name of the individual talent, not business names or social media handles (we will tag your social media posts with the Instagram credits provided to Kavyar)

Images should NOT have been published through any other form of print or online media. We'll consider previously published images - just let us know that it has been published elsewhere, when it was published, who it was published with and that any exclusivity has expired.

*Any nudity MUST NOT be gratuitous. See specifications re: nudity at

We use the data YOU provide in your submission and profile, including names, agencies, social media handles, locations, etc. We copy it exactly as it is displayed. If it is incorrect in your submission or profile, then it will be incorrect in your editorial. We have limited capacity to make any corrections after the submission has been accepted.

Having accepted a submission and downloading the files from Kavyar, we frequently find image files are not to the required specification (either incorrectly sized or too low resolution) Where this is the case we will disqualify the submission and it will not be published. We will advise you of the problem, and we MAY offer you the opportunity to resubmit, but we are under no obligation to do so. Refunds will not be made in cases where paid submissions are disqualified or cancelled for not meeting the required specifications.

Cancellations and requests not to proceed with publishing an accepted submission will be considered on a case by case basis. Since considerable effort goes into producing each issue, requests to cancel a submission after acceptance are generally not granted.

Submissions may be rejected for a variety of reasons, including:

- Work was submitted or received after the deadline.
- The quality of the images aren’t to a high enough standard.
- The submission does not meet the technical requirements
- The submission doesn’t fit the theme for the issue.

If your submission is rejected, we will advise you so that you can submit elsewhere, but we may not state the reason for the rejection.


Once an image is submitted, it grants W Management & Media Limited an irrevocable license to use the 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 publications and events of W Management & Media Limited. In ALL CASES, copyright remains vested with the copyright holder.

By submitting images to Vertiqlè, you expressly warrant that you are the copyright holder or that you otherwise have the right to publish the images with us, and you agree to indemnify W Management & Media Limited, it's subsidiaries and directors wholly and entirely against any action for breach of copyright or similar infringement.

By submitting images to Vertiqlè, you expressly consent to our use of your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy as outlined at

About Vertiqlè Magazine

Vertiqlè Magazine is a dedicated platform for photographers and creative teams who appreciate and understand the timeless beauty of black and white imagery. We love the complexity of stories and emotions present in black and white portraiture - no matter the genre.

We’re particularly inspired by the creative genius of Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Elliott Erwitt, and the many other master photographers who made black and white portraiture their own.

We celebrate creativity by featuring the very best in new, emerging and established photographic talent. Readers of Vertiqlè are themselves creators and visionaries with an obsession for black and white creativity in all its forms.

Together, our contributors and subscribers are building a world of imagination, interpretation and boundless creativity in black and white.

Vertiqlè Magazine is published by W Management & Media Limited