We regularly showcase imaginative and unique content from photographers and writers all around the world. If you are interested in submitting your work, please read our submission guidelines. We look forward to hearing from you. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot answer all emails or guarantee publication. We carefully consider each submission, its cohesiveness with our content and whether it aligns with the artistic vision of the magazine. Please note, ourselvesblack.com does not publish beauty-focused editorials or reprint press releases.
Guidelines for Editorial Submissions
We produce quality images for both print and online; all submissions must be shot in large or medium RAW formats and must include signed photo releases from both the subject and the photographer.
All editorial submissions must include a Dropbox link (no WeTransfers) with 3-5 image options per look showcasing varied angles, crops, and proportions. Do not submit images in the body of the email or via Google Drive.Please include full team list, portfolios links and clearly outlined clothing credits in an attached PDF. Your email must include a PDF outlining full team list and links to portfolios, photographic refs, styling refs and brand list, hair/makeup imagery, location, lighting, and casting options.
Send proposals and any important shoot information including shoot and turnaround dates to firstname.lastname@example.org
OurselvesBlack.com provides readers with relevant, current, and engaging mental health articles specifically rooted in communities of color, and we welcome original submissions for publication. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our content.
If you have a specific, story idea, please send a brief pitch to Managing Editor Rahkia Nance at Rahkia@ourselvesblack.com. In your message, please include the section you would like to write for, and a brief bio.
If you are interested in becoming a contributing writer, please send your resume and three to five published* clips of sourced articles to Rahkia@ourselvesblack.com.
*published in newspapers, magazines, trade publications, web sites