The website is open to featuring more than just model community content. With this being said, the following stories, coverage, and other submissions we are looking to publish are as follows:
Images for website features should be sized at 72dpi or 96dpi and should be sized for 1500 pixel count on the left edge of the image. If you are submitting for either print OR web consideration, please submit at print size requirements and we can resize the images for web if it’s approved.
Videos submitted should be pertinent to the featured content, SHOULD NOT include any embedded advertising, and should have a rolling credit at the end/beginning of the video for all team members that created it. It CAN be submitted as a link for Vimeo/YouTube, but the videos should NOT be posted publicly until after 30 days of EVM publishing it.
ALL writing features should be a minimum of 300 words. This includes but is not limited to: interviews, stories, news coverage, event coverage, reviews, and tutorials. This does not include poems.
Print Features for now include the following:
Model Industry related content as relevant to the Volume’s themes as listed below. ALL Model Features submitted MUST contain some form of written article! Ask questions, describe the shoot/session, inspire others by telling people your thoughts on the theme or the content you’re submitting, write a short (300 word minimum) fictional piece on the character being portrayed, etc. Help US tell YOUR story! 🙂 There is not a defined style, but the set must be consistent of the theme you’re submitting for. Example: shooting a fashion set based on the theme for May. EVM does consider itself to be “alternative” but we believe art is in the eye of the beholder. Selections are based on quality of content through modeling, photography, and ability to coincide with the theme.
For Volume 3, our generalized requirements (see above Standard Feature Guidelines – Number 6) will be the same for each set submitted, but each theme has their own requirements.
Sizing should be 300dpi and for portrait orientation (vertical), the bottom should be 8.5in wide with the left edge being 11in tall. The bleed space should be .5in on all sides – meaning the subject of the image should be in a 8×10.5 space.
For landscape orientation (horizontal), the bottom edge should be 17in in width and the left edge should be 11in in height. 300dpi. Subject of the image should have proper bleed space. Remember, if we do dual-page spread, try to NOT directly center your subject, make them off center to the left or the right of the frame. The bleed space should be .5in on all sides – meaning the subject of the image should be in a 16.5×10.5 space.
Please note: Editorials (sets sent in with a written article) stand a much higher chance of being selected for our print issues. Written articles may include, but not limited to, interviews of the artists, stories referencing the characters being portrayed, creative writing that goes along with the set and the theme, tutorials, and your story as an artist.
Think of bright colors, styled around the concept of sugary goodness. It can also include candy, sweets, and treats! 🙂
DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2019
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Cowboy hat? Check. Boots? Check. Huge buckle the size of Alaska? Check. Chaps? Check. Cool lasso tricks? Check. Garter belts, ruffled skirts, and shotguns? Check. Want to do a modern twist? Do it. Want to do body paint? Do it. Are you wanting to see a goth cowboy or cowgirl?As long as it fits the theme – your imagination is your limit.
DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS MAY 1, 2019
Mud, Water, Fire, Sand, Honey, Rain, Snow, Clay, Flour – if it’s something that can show texture in the image, we say go for it! These sets should be as captivating as they are inspirational and connected with the theme, you should send it in. We prefer if the elements you’re including in your submissions are NOT post-processed. Emphasis should be on the detail of the texture (granules of sand, water droplets/spray, flames/smoke billowing, thickness of the honey, ooziness of the mud, etc). Tell us a story on why you photographed the element you did! Or perhaps a creative story involving the element type. An interview with the model about the creative process involved!
DEADLINE IS MAY 1, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS JUNE 1, 2019
That’s. Fucking. Right. Model portrayed/Artist submitting must be a member of the LGBT+ community. Sets submitted should be/on behalf of a LGBT+ human, an interview and reflect something unique to that individual or the LGBT+ community. Event coverage will be accepted for this issue as it will be during June – so event coverage may get into the magazine, but definitely on the website. Also, think of fun things, eye-opening stories, etc.
DEADLINE FOR PRINT CONSIDERATION IS JUNE 10, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS JUNE 20, 2019
That’s right! It’s our THIRD ANNUAL Patriotic as Fuck issue. Show pride in your nation! Are from Canada? Show it off! Are you representing your ancestors from Ireland? Show it off! While we’re American based, art is worldwide and it helps to shape societies from across the globe. But, this doesn’t mean you can’t submit shoots involving firearms either! ‘Cause ‘Merica!
DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS JULY 1, 2019
Are you in college? Are you wanting to go learn a trade? Are you the instructor? Then this issue is probably something you should consider. While we do expect some schoolgirl sets, don’t be afraid to be creative and actually tell the story. Want to inspire someone else to go to school? Do a shoot on that!
DEADLINE IS JULY 1, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS AUGUST 1, 2019
While this will be somewhat limiting – the concepts are endless. Cosplay? Check. Boudoir? Check. Swimsuit? Check. Fashion? Check. Fantasy? Check. Lifestyle? Check. Alternative? Of course! The model MUST be a red-head.
DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
No holds barred – any concept but it has to be with Body Art. There’s literally an entire TV series’ about body painting awesomeness, plus The Black Tape Project and numerous artists using tape, jewels! How we don’t have a set every month with body art is beyond us. But if you dig body art, this issue is the one to submit for. You’re more than welcome to submit to other issues using body art as well, but this one is only body art. We dig interviews, tutorials, etc, for this issue!
DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS OCTOBER 1, 2019
Time to be scary, slutty, or a combo of both! It’s our THIRD ANNUAL All Hallow’s Eve issue!
DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS OCTOBER 15, 2019
Any form of cosplay! Anime – Comics – TV – Movies – Steampunk – Mash-ups
Send it in! If you’re wondering on what to write for your submission for this issue, ask the person being photographed – perhaps come up with a story (fan fiction), interview on the costume, the person modeling!
DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2019
This issue is open theme, but the SUBMITTER MUST BE A VETERAN of the military/defense force of the country they served with. We’ve decided to move it to November as it allows more time to create content for this issue, as well as it’s an important month for military forces globally. For those that submit to this issue, we would like to know your story, we want to share it with the world.
DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS NOVEMBER 15, 2019
Exactly how it sounds. This can include any form of nightlife photography that incorporates a model. Set(s) submitted must reflect consistent theme but can be multiple locations, different models, etc. Explore your city! Go somewhere new! Tell us about what you may have known but seen differently, or newly discovered in your backyard so to speak.
DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS DECEMBER 1, 2019
ONLY sets regarding some concept of fitness. This can include kung-fu, kickboxing, weight lifting, yoga, pole dancing, biking, etc. Any personal trainers want to write up articles on tips and tricks to stay motivated past the first 5 minutes in a gym? Have some horror stories about it? Have some success stories? Send ’em in!
DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1, 2019
RELEASE DATE IS JANUARY 1, 2020
So, we’re adults now. That’s a thing. Adulting sucks. Let’s take it back a bit. What did you want to be when you grew up? Make it awesome. I’m sure we’re going to see some ninjas, astronauts, cops, doctors, nurses, soldiers, pirates. It’s like cosplay, but it’s your story. Tell us what happened, where you ended up!
DEADLINE IS JANUARY 1, 2020
RELEASE DATE IS FEBRUARY 1, 2020
Self-explanatory, right? Must include at least one suitable image for cover with swimsuit on/implied. If you’re submitting a set with custom designers, please consider telling the story about the designer or having the designer submit the story of their company. Let’s make those designers get more famous than they already are and share with the world how they can get a custom piece!
DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1, 2020
RELEASE DATE IS MARCH 1, 2020
That’s right. We’re doing two different contests in January 2020. If you’re published on our website, or in print, throughout 2019 (January to December 2019), we’re going to put you on a competition list. We’ll email you the competition details in December 2019, and you’ll be in for a chance to win one of the Top Slots with EVM’s Second Annual Models of the Year or the First Annual Photographers of the Year. 🙂 Concepts and details will be emailed out to participants when the time is right.
By submitting, you are stating that you have permission/authorizations and all clearances to submit items to Elan Vital Magazine (online and print) and all of our media partners/collaborators for media distribution. We, including our media partners/collaborators, are held blameless for any and all disputes which arise out of your submissions, read or unread. Elan Vital Magazine is not responsible for any cost associated with the production of your submission. Unfortunately, we will NOT be able to send out complimentary issues your work is featured in – however, our tearsheets are posted publicly on our Facebook Page in Albums. Photography/Video Submissions: By allowing Elan Vital Magazine to publish your work, you grant us permission to use your work in any of our publications, websites, marketing material, advertisements, videos, social media, and any other mediums or formats used in the creation and dissemination of Elan Vital Magazine content.
During the selections process, you agree to keep your submissions private until notified by Elan Vital Magazine if you have been accepted or not – currently we do not send out declination notices. This process normally does not take longer than 60 days. Submissions are officially screened from the deadline to 5-6 days, then notifications go out. If you have not heard from us by the 7th day after deadline, please let us know if you’d like to know any constructive criticism or would like follow-up on decisions made. Any set submitted that is shown to have been publicly placed online anywhere, or published in a different publication, will automatically be declined with no notice. We understand artists get excited about the work they’ve created, so we ask that if you post teasers of a set you are submitting (no more than 3), do not include those with your submission.
Magazine Payouts are a commission based payout and external contributors that are the submitter earn 3% profits generated from the sale of the issue they are published in, in a single payment, being within 30 business days following the month of the release. For example, if your work is published in June, your payout period would be based on all sales earned between June 1-June 30 and you would receive funds typically between 25-30 business days after the first business day in July. Some platforms have longer payout times (up to 90 days after publication), and in those cases, any sales made on those platforms will be retroactively applied during the time period earned (Date of release to end of the month the issue is released in).
Elan Vital Magazine features up to 4 external submissions each month in the magazine and up to 4 external submissions for the website. This is in addition to any of our staff features and internally produced work.
Selections are based on quality of photography and quality of the modeling, mixed with quality of makeup and wardrobe as well as articles turned in.
*****NOTE: We will currently not be paying contributors for website features. While this saddens us deeply and we are regretful in doing so as it goes against our creed, we are unable to make enough profit from magazine sales to do so any longer. Once we begin having advertisements on the website (very few, as we don’t want to be one of “those” sites, we will be able to go back to paying website contributors).