Contributor Guidelines

Contributor Guidelines

Issue One Call for Submissions

We launched CRWN in August of 2015. We're off to a running start and are well on our way to getting our first issue to press. We are immersed in creating content, but more importantly we are creating a team. With that in mind we are accepting open submissions for a limited time. If you see the world the way that we do, submit your best work, and help us raise the aesthetic for Black women.

Theme

Our first issue is set to hit shelves March 1st — Just as Winter winds down and we step into Spring. For this issue we are exploring the idea of rebirth, redefinition, change, and growth. Visuals that speak to transformation and growth, and writing that explores all of the nuances of a woman — becoming. 

Sections

Lifestyle: Fashion, Family, Travel, Health & Fitness, Nutrition, Entertainment
Thought: The real issues that impact Black women.
Hairstyle Inspiration
Technique: Hair care and styling
People: Creatives, stylists, entrepreneurs, elders, blogger/vlogger

Types of Submissions

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Photo Essay Requirements: Images should be high resolution (300dpi) files capable of being printed. Photos should be edited and color graded to match the CRWN aesthetic. Your initial submission should be low res (2000 px at 72dpi) for review. If selected, we will request the high-res files.

Essay Requirements: Essays should be between 500 - 2000 words long.

Pitches: If you have an idea for an essay or other creative piece that you would like to pitch before you produce it, we'd love to hear it.

Use & Rights

Submit original works, that you own, and have not published in any other publication. You retain full rights and grant CRWN a license to publish. If accepted, monetary compensation will be negotiated for works used in advertorials. Submissions selected for editorial use will receive byline credit.

Deadline for Submission

Submit work to contribute@crwnmag.com be considered no later than February 1, 2016.

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