180 magazine is an internet publication with no budget and no plans at the moment for either print publication or advertising (unless a whiz-bang sales rep would like to step forward and volunteer). It is a reflection of the combined vision of the contributors and editors.
The magazine is optimized for a screen size of 1024 x 768 and a maximized browser.
While 180 magazine usually presents the work of invited artists in each issue, we are happy to look at the work of new photographers and illustrators who have a distinctive vision, and established artists who have intensely personal work that they would like to share. You are welcome to send links to websites or email photos to us at any of the addresses below.
Fashion and lifestyle stories should be at least 5-7 images on a common theme. Our focus is on the photographer and the team, so the fashion and styling can be personal, vintage, quirky or traditional. Anything as long as it's interesting (which implies a strong story). Credits are given to everyone involved in the story.
Thought pieces should have photos that are very tightly integrated into the writing. We will use the number of photos necessary to create the story.
Fine art stories should also be tightly integrated, with a unified visual presence.
Artist profiles need not be a single theme but the photographs chosen should express a unified vision or visual presence. In other words, one style at a time, and as tight as possible.
Photos submitted for use should be at a minimum 800 pixels on the long side and 72dpi in .jpg format. Photos should not be visibly "watermarked" or include frames that are not an integral part of the image. Photos can be digitally watermarked and/or identified in the IPTC fields of the jpeg file. Photos will be displayed on the website at about 800 pixels wide and 750 pixels high.
the fine print
By submitting photographs or illustrations for publication in 180 you are stipulating to us that you own copyright to these photographs or have permission from the copyright holder to submit these photographs.
By submitting photos for publication in 180 you are granting 180 magazine a non-exclusive license to use the photograph in its submitted form, subject to re-sizing to fit the magazine format, for publication in that specific issue and on the 180 website for as long as the website exists. Please note that back issues of 180 may remain available in the archive for as long as the website exists.
Should you, for any reason, wish your photographs to be removed from the website, we will make every effort to do so. However, please note also that third parties such as educational institutions, search engines or individuals may download, save, store or archive this (or any other) website with or without our knowledge. 180 magazine will have no control over such downloading and subsequent use and therefore cannot accept responsibility for any such use.
To emphasize, any photographer who is considering publishing or posting their images anywhere online, must be aware that any image that can be seen on a computer screen has been downloaded to that computer and can be saved. If this concerns you in any way, do not submit your images to 180 magazine (or any other site on the web).
180 welcomes submissions from writers who would like to have their work showcased in the magazine. Art criticism, artist interviews, thought pieces and book reviews are all actively encouraged. The magazine has a focus on the artist and the process of creation.
180 welcomes submissions of books for review. We are especially interested in books from small publishers or from the artist. If you would like to submit a book for review please email the editor.
Interview with former editor Kim Taylor