Please note that from January 1st 2016, Whim will only be able to showcase fellow creatives’ work on the blog each Friday. Due to the sheer volume of emails we receive each day, we are now unable to reply to each individual submission. Moving forward, only the creatives whose work will be published on the site will receive a response.
If you submit work to Whim Online Magazine and do not receive a response within 14 days, then we encourage you to share your work with some of the other wonderful publications available :)
If you wish to have your photographs appear either on the Whim website or in our digital magazine issue, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) containing either a link to the photographs, or with the photographs as attachments. You can choose to only send through a collection of the photographs from your shoot that you feel will work best with the Whim aesthetic, or you can also choose to show us the whole shoot, and we can choose a selection of photographs to showcase.
We also enjoy reading a little bit of information about yourself, so please feel free to include where you are based, additional information about the shoot, and links to your website and / or social media.
Please also make sure that you include a title or any credits you wish to be published with your images.
Photography Submissions FAQ:
Q: Is there a minimum number of outfits which must be included in a photoshoot?
A: We are just as happy to publish / feature a photoshoot which only contains one outfit than we are to also publish a photoshoot containing several different outfits – If the images suit the aesthetic of Whim then we really don’t mind how many outfits are involved!
Q: I want to feature a sneak-peek or post my series of images on my blog / Facebook page etc. If I do this, are my images still able to be featured in your publication?
A: We don’t feel the need to keep the photoshoots we want to feature as exclusive to Whim Online Magazine only (unless they were photographed solely for Whim, in which case we ask photographers refrain from submitting them to other publications until they have been published in Whim first), and think that as the photographer of the images you are more than welcome to want to share them on your websites or with your social media followers in the lead-up to them being featured (particularly as sometimes the images may take up to 3-4 weeks to be published / released, depending on whether they will be published on the website or in a digital issue).
Q: I have a photoshoot I wish to submit to Whim Online Magazine for consideration, however it has been published on another website / magazine already. Am I still able to submit it?
A: As long as the previous website or publication did not make you agree to keeping your photoshoot / images exclusively for their use only, then you are more than welcome to submit your previously featured / published photoshoot to Whim!
*Please note: We understand that photographers wish to prevent the unauthorised use of their images, therefore if you are worried about others being able to save your work from our website please feel free to place a watermark on your images.
Creative writing submissions:
If you wish to submit a short story, please make sure that it is no longer than 500 words so it can be presented across a maximum of two pages. We also love receiving poetry, and we ask that poems are also no longer than 2 pages in length. We have ongoing themes for every publication: dreamy, whimsical and nostalgic.
If you wish to contribute or collaborate with Whim Online Magazine (either on the blog or in our upcoming issue) please send us an email at email@example.com to say hello. We’re always open to suggestions :)