Submission guidelines

Acceptable file types - JPEG - PNG - PDF - TIFF

no bigger than 3MB (high res files will be requested later if required.)

We print in CMYK so files are preferred in this colour profile, otherwise colours are subject to change when printed.

Please name your file in the following format: 

Your name_name of piece 

Please use a quality, cropped image suitable for use in our final publication. For advice with photographing work check out our tips page.

We accept submissions of photography, painting, illustration, writing (basically anything we can print) to be part of our magazine. (If you want to submit work that is not printable, get in touch via email, we do exhibitions and online features too.) any questions feel free to get in touch or check our social media for more up to date information.

You may submit more than one piece but we ask for no more than three. You are welcome to submit part of a project and explain the project in the submission description, we can always ask you for more work.

We will be in touch after submissions have closed, please be patient with us.

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January 1st - February 12th

Issue Eight: Inside the Box

 

This brief is exactly what it says - the opposite of the outside the box thinking that's often being thrust upon creatives. We are looking for traditional concepts and artforms, but most importantly your submission MUST BE SQUARE! 

Previously, our briefs have focused on pushing boundaries and subverting expectations, this time we are challenging you to meet our expectations, go back to basics and work within the limitations of a square. You have our permission to make the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Inside the Box (as long as it's square). If you think to yourself, "I bet everyone is going to do that" then you're probably on the right track. 

There is no such thing as an original idea anymore, only new viewpoints, so why not indulge in clichés. Go to town on those projects your lecturer told you were "over done" and derivative. Try out traditional, celebrate classic, explore the expected, but make it your own. 

 

Please note that if your submission image is not square then it will not be considered. This is non-negotiable and we will cry if we receive pieces that are not appropriately formatted.  A rectangular image of a square object is not a square image, please crop.