TUBE. is currently accepting submissions for our next two print issues. We are looking for visual artists, photographers, poets, and writers to interpret the themes below. Issue 11’s theme is ‘Beauty’ and Issue 12 is a collection of documentary style photo stories seemed very loosely from the theme ‘A Day in the Life…’.
ISSUE 12 will be a visual story book based lightly off of the phrase ‘A Day in the Life…’. We are looking for interesting, thoughtful and complete pieces that tell a story through images alone. Collections must be cohesive and titled. They may be shot from a journalist approach, be a narrative created by the photographer, or may be a series of self portraits. This collection does not need to be created in one day unless it makes sense to the story to do so. We invite you to submit work and are open to ideas beyond what is listed.
ISSUE 11 (SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED FOR ISSUE 11) will be a visual and poetic look into beauty. We are looking for thoughtful and complete pieces that speak to the word “beauty.” We will accept visual artwork, comics, poetry, thoughtful photo stories, editorial photo spreads that feature fashion, artistic and interesting MUA/Hair, body paint, nude body positivity. We invite you to submit work and are open to ideas beyond what is listed. Submissions may include but are not limited to the following:
Photo stories: a visual story consisting of 5-15 photos. Photos should be cohesive and will tell a story about your views on beauty solely through imagery. Collections must be cohesive and titled. They may document an experience or lifestyle from a journalist approach, be a narrative created by the photographer, or may be a series of self portraits. We invite you to submit work and are open to ideas beyond what is listed.
Editorial photo spreads: a visual story consisting of 5-10 photos. Fashion spreads may include vintage clothes or those from an emerging designer, no big brands, and must be a minimum of three looks. Beauty spreads, body paint, nude body positivity. Images must be submitted by the photographer and must supply a credit list of the creative team including model(s), MUA, hair, wardrobe/designer(s), and stylist.
Visual Artwork: created in response the word beauty. Artwork may be a single piece or series. Painting, drawing, photography, collage, mixed media, sculpture, installation may be considered.
Film/video/new media: may be considered for an online feature.
Poetry: in the theme of beauty, any style. 500 words or less, up to three poems total per submission.
Micro-memoirs: responding to the theme of beauty, preferably about finding your identity/gender through beauty/fashion, overcoming stereotypes about beauty, and body positivity. 1000 words or less, only one per submission.
Comics: in the theme of beauty, any style. Two page maximum per comic, up to three comics total per submission.
Submissions may be emailed to TUBEmag@gmail.com with ‘Issue 11 Submission’ or ‘Issue 12 Submission’ in the subject line. Please include a link to your work, your bio and a statement about the work to be considered. Work must be original to the artist and must not have been previously published. Submissions for Issue 11 must be received no later than August 30 at 11:59 PM. Submissions for Issue 12 are ongoing. Those who do not follow submission guidelines will not be considered.
Image file specifications: Images should be sent as jpegs. Files should be emailed as web size with the largest side no larger than 1080 in length and the file size not exceeding 1 MB. No borders or watermarks added to the image. Images should be sent as jpegs and file name should be as follows LAST_FIRST_NumberOfOrder.jpeg (example Smith_Emily_01.jpeg). Photographs must be the sole property of the photographer. If your submission is accepted we will reach out with instructions on how to send large files.
Issue 11 release date is November. Issue 12 release date is early TBD.
Word file specifications: Poetry and micro-memoirs should be sent as Word documents ONLY with your name and title in the file name.
Because TUBE. is a passion project run by volunteers, there is no compensation given to those who contribute.