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EVM MONTHLY ISSUE SUBMISSIONS GUIDE

PLEASE READ THE WHOLE PAGE PRIOR TO SUBMITTING!

Welcome to our updated Submissions Guide (finally, right?)! This page is solely for our Monthly Issues. Due to the coronavirus pandemic having massive impacts on the creative community, some of our issues have been delayed. Please see below on each month for updated deadlines. Currently, our plan is to release issues as we receive enough quality sets submitted – if we don’t by each of the deadlines, those issues will be cancelled for this volume and potentially be planned for next volume.

Let’s go over the boring stuff first: the technical details for submissions. Once this is over, the cool stuff is below it, along with the form to submit.

SIZES AND TECHNICAL 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.

GENERAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Help us tell YOUR story! Each set submitted should include the following:

**A minimum of 10 images, no more than 20 images. Image sets should be pertinent to the issue you’re submitting for and each set needs to be the same wardrobe/location/creative team for that set. There is no limit to the amount of sets submitted per issue.

**Some form of a written article to accompany the image set. If there are multiple sets and the written article is a bio/interview that is not specific to a set, that is okay, however, we prefer if we did the interviews! Don’t be afraid to be creative – romance, comedy, true stories, advice, fiction about a character the set is depicting, etc. The word count requirement is a minimum of 350 words.

THE DON’T’s OF SUBMITTING

No submission should be watermarked.

No submission should leave out full credits list, this includes all available social media links, names of those involved (stage names are fine but real names need to be on file), and all positions, i.e., makeup artist, hair stylist, wardrobe designer, etc.

Good submissions should follow the above guidelines from this page as well as depict a variety of posing (if modeling/portraiture) as well as different angles.

We place priority on submissions that include an article (editorial).

Please include a title for your submission.

Do not “share” folders with us on Dropbox, just send a link if you are following up with email. The form below is the BEST method – Copy the link to the dropbox folder and paste into the spot on the form where it asks for it by clicking in the box and using CTRL+V on the keyboard for paste.

DO NOT NAME THE FOLDER ElanVital only! NAME YOUR FOLDER THE SET TITLE AND THE MONTH ISSUE! EXAMPLE: “Smoked Out – APRIL  2020”

If you have published your set to ANY social media – that is NOT an exclusive set. If the link to your submission is your facebook/instagram/etc portfolio – that is NOT a submission.

The moment you’ve been scrolling for:

VOLUME 4 THEMES AND DEADLINES

QUARANTINE 2020 SPECIAL EDITION
This issue is to celebrate the creativity of all the creatives confined to quarters, on restricted travel notices, stuck trying to work from home, and so forth! Want to do a shoot with the new gold (toilet paper)? Send it in. Had to wear a mask walking around your neighborhood? Wore a mask for a shoot? Have a crazy mask you wish you could wear in public? Let’s see it all!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JUNE 15, 2020 – RELEASE TBD BASED ON SUBMISSIONS

420 AND GREEN BABY!
Issue is for all those people paying homage to 420 around the globe!
Issue is set to release on April 20, 2020 – and this issue is also special as
it marks officially our 4th year as a brand!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JUNE 30, 2020 – RELEASE DELAYED TBD

WET AND WILD
Suds, beer, milk baths, soft drinks, showers – get wild while wet!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JUNE 30, 2020 – RELEASE DELAYED TBD

SWIMSUIT SPECIAL EDITION 1
We’re trying things a bit different this volume and publishing TWO Swimsuit Editions! The next one is February! Get those dope swimwear and beach shoots knocked out and submit to both!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JULY 15, 2020 – RELEASE DELAYED TO AUGUST 5, 2020.

LADY PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY
Show the world how badass you are as a woman of photography! Open
concept, but the photographer must identify as a woman for consideration!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JULY 31, 2020 – RELEASE DELAYED TBD

LGBTQ+ SPECIAL EDITION
Our SECOND Annual LGBTQ+ Issue, we want to continue featuring
up-and-coming artists within the LGBTQ+ community – whether they’re the model, makeup artist, stylist, designer, photographer!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JULY 31, 2020 – RELEASE DELAYED TBD

PATRIOTIC AS FUCK 4th ANNUAL
If you’re proud of your nation, we want you to do a shoot focused on
it! Let’s break down the borders and make this the best issue yet and feature talent from around the world!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JULY 31, 2020 – RELEASE DELAYED TO AUGUST 15, 2020.

COSPLAY 3rd ANNUAL
OPEN CONCEPT COSPLAY! Let’s see what you got! The best costumes and character representation makes the cut! Get as creative as possible!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JULY 31, 2020 – RELEASE DELAYED TO AUGUST 20, 2020.

SEPTEMBER 2020 – ALTERNATIVE PINUP
Exactly how it sounds. Pinup, but in situations, places, and wardrobe
you may not necessarily think pinup being about. Make it unique, fun, and interesting!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: AUGUST 15, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 – THE POLITICAL ISSUE
HOLY SHIT. We are going there. We want to hear from you. We’re
splitting the issue in the middle, or making two separate editions based on submissions. Are you liberal, conservative, tired of politics, or what? Do a set that’s politically based and an opinion editorial to go along with it!
Photo set will be the determining factor of publication, not your opinion. Back up your stance with facts and sources if it’s an in-depth article. This will be the time to make your case before the elections!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

OCTOBER 2020 – ALL HALLOWS EVE SPECIAL EDITION
It’s that time of year again! Creepy, gory, cute, slutty, etc! Get
those submissions in by the deadline! Stories would be great to accompany the sets, whether it’s scary stories, encounters from ghosts, etc!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

NOVEMBER 2020 – LATEX LOVERS
YES! Models wearing latex. Fashion, cosplay, fetish, etc. DO IT!
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

NOVEMBER 2020 – VETERANS ONLY
Veteran only submitters. This means the submitter needs to be the
veteran. The veteran can be any of the following: model, photographer, makeup artist, stylist, designer, filmmaker, choreographer, fitness guru, gunsmith.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: OCTOBER 15, 2020

DECEMBER 2020 – DECADE OF ART
Look back at your old work. You probably think it sucks. So re-do a set
you really think you can do better now. Send it in! Include a couple original images for comparison and tell us what you did differently, how you changed, and why you chose the set to re-do!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: NOVEMBER 15, 2020

JANUARY 2021 – RIDING DIRTY
YES! It’s back again! Trucks, cars, planes, trains, ATVs, RVs, quads,
motorcycles, boats, tanks….bicycles? If you can be moved on it, shoot with it!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: DECEMBER 15, 2020

FEBRUARY 2021 – TROPHY EDITION
Sports teams based photoshoots. Jerseys, trophies, championship
winners, your favorite sport.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JANUARY 15, 2021

FEBRUARY 2021 – SWIMSUIT SPECIAL EDITION 2
Our second Swimsuit edition for this volume. Think you have what it takes to get published in the summer version and this one. Prove it.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: JANUARY 15, 2021

MARCH 2021 – EXPLOSIONS GALORE!
Explosions. Guns. Bullets. Gritty. Girls and guns. Guys and guns. Make
it look epic.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: FEBRUARY 15, 2021

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 provided.  Photography/Video Submissions: By submitting content, you are allowing Elan Vital Magazine to potentially publish your work, granting 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.

EVM WEB AND PRINT SUBMISSION FORM

USE THIS FORM TO SUBMIT TO THE WEBSITE OR THE MAGAZINE!

 VOLUME 3 ISSUES AVAILABLE HERE

Magazine Payouts (features in our monthly issue) are commission based and external contributors that are the submitter earn 2-4% profits generated from the sale of the issue they are published in, in a single payment, being within 90 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 up to 90 business days after the first business day in July. Some platforms have longer payout times (specifically Amazon and B&N), 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).
As of July 2019, all issues must meet a minimum sales quota for contributors to receive a payout – this is explained in our agreements sent out, should your set be selected for feature. 

Elan Vital Magazine features between 8-13 submissions each month in the magazine and up to 15 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).

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