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Phoenix Photo&Fiction accepts photography submissions from everyone on Earth. Read the guidelines on this page to submit. Please prepare your submission carefully.
Phoenix Photo&Fiction is part of the Wax Poetry and Art Network. Visit the main Wax Poetry and Art Submissions page to view all opportunities.
Phoenix Photo&Fiction is published, edited, and designed in Canada by Kirk Ramdath.
You must agree with the terms on this page to make a photography submission to Phoenix Photo&Fiction. Your submission will be considered proof of your agreement and as such, no additional contract will be required for publication to proceed.
You must include the following statement with your submission:
"I agree with the submission guidelines for photography submissions to Phoenix Photo&Fiction."
Submissions are open to everyone.
Submissions are open all year.
Submissions are welcome from all photography genres. Modification to photos are acceptable. Howevever, it is not permitted for extraneous elements to be inserted into photos or for multiple photos to be combined.
The work submitted must be wholly original to the person submitting the work.
The work submitted must be previously unpublished in print or online by a third party such as another magazine. Work viewable on private forums (such as a private Facebook post) or displayed in the personal or professional online galleries of the artist is not considered as published.
Submit up to 3 images as email attachments. The images should be in JPEG format, at a minumum resolution of 300 DPI (preferred). If the files are too large to send together, send them in separate emails.
Preferred minimum image size is 900 pixels on the long side.
If you are unfamiliar with technical aspects such as DPI and pixels, suffice it to say that high quality images should be submitted.
Do not place a watermark on your images.
In the body of the email, provide caption information. You can provide the titles of photos, location where the photo was taken, and other text at your discretion.
Provide a short biography of 75 words length, maximum. Also list your social media artist pages. You may also provide an additional Artist Statement of 75 words, maximum.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please withdraw your submission immediately if your image(s) will be published somewhere else first.
Submissions will be divided into three submission periods, each four months long.
Submission Period Dates
Submission Period 1: January 1st to April 30th
Submission Period 2: May 1st to August 31st
Submission Period 3: September 1st to December 31st
You can make a visual art or photography submission to Phoenix Photo&Fiction only once per submission period. Artists will receive notice of acceptance or rejection within two months following the end of each submission period.
Dates for Notice of Acceptance or Rejection
Submission Period 1: Receive notice by June 30th
Submission Period 2: Receive notice by October 31st
Submission Period 3: Receive notice by February 28th
Up to 3 images may be accepted for publication. Accepted images will be published online in Phoenix Photo&Fiction.
Submission Period 1: Published on September 1st
Submission Period 2: Published on January 1st
Submission Period 3: Published on May 1st
Copyright of the original image(s) remains with the original artist.
Upon acceptance, the artist grants the publisher, Kirk Ramdath, the right to the first publication of the image(s), as well as the right to republish the image(s) in Phoenix Photo&Fiction & Wax Poetry and Art anthologies and collections, online and in print, without additional permission required.
Phoenix Photo&Fiction is free to read so that the artists it publishes can be enjoyed by as many people as possible. As an independent publication that operates without affiliation to any institution or funding agency, there is no initial payment for publication. If in the future, published work is collected into a printed anthology, the artist royalty is 20%. If included in a collection with other artists, the 20% royalty is shared equally among all artists, based on the number of pieces contributed. If the image is ever made available for sale in a digital anthology, a 50% royalty will be given. Royalties are paid out annually in January if a minimum of $10 CAD is accrued.
The artist also grants the publisher the right to publish the work on third party platforms such as Facebook, specifically for the purpose of sharing the work and the artist with more people.
Submissions must include the following to be complete:
- Agreement statement: "I agree with the submission guidelines for photography submissions to Phoenix Photo&Fiction."
- JPEG image(s) of submitted visual art and photography.
- Caption information as appropriate.
- Biography, maximum 75 words. An Artist Statement may also be included, maximum 75 words.
- Your complete postal mailing address or address of residence, including street address, city, province / state, country, and postal code.
Attach JPEG images. The rest of the submission must be copied and pasted into the body of a single email and sent to the email address shown below.
For the subject header of your submission email, use the following:
"Phoenix Photo&Fiction submission".
If the file sizes for your images are too large to send in one email, send the images in multiple emails. Please indicate this in the email that contains the text of your submission.
Send your submission by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save a copy of these guidelines for your records, or copy and paste them at the end of your submission.
About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher, editor, and designer of Wax Poetry and Art, Phoenix Photo&Fiction, and other publications. He has been a publisher since 2005, originally in Calgary, Canada. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo, Canada. He is also a published poet.
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Phoenix Photo&Fiction is part of the Wax Poetry and Art Network.
- Visit the main Wax Poetry and Art Submissions Page to see all opportunities.
- Visit the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
- This website and all contents ©Kirk Ramdath and specified artists.