Contribute

Welcome to the Gothesque Jr. contribution page! We are excited that you are interested in working with us. Please make sure to read over our Submission Guidelines and FAQ’s (they are slightly different from Gothesque) and inquire with any questions you may have about them. We post the upcoming years schedule each November so that you can have plenty of time to create and mark your calendar.

All submissions are made through this website using a submission form and submissions are only accepted on the dates listed. Unfortunately, we do not accept submissions for themes before the dates listed.

Cute and Creepy 2 | Gothesque Jr. | Dec 6th – Dec 29th

Issue #35 | Winter 2018 | Submission dates will be from December 6th – December 29th (Tentative February 4th release date) “Normal is an illusion….

Levitation | Gothesque Jr. | Mar 4th – Mar 25th

Issue #36 | Spring 2018 | Submission dates will be from March 4th – March 28th (Tentative April 30th release date) “Logic will get you…

Submission Guidelines & FAQ’s:

  • If interested in submitting content for our magazine, please gather your content and make sure it has a “Gothesque” quality. Make sure you own the rights, or if accepted the party who does own the rights to the content will sign our content release. 
  • Covers are not secured ahead of time or promised to anyone. All exclusive submissions are considered for the cover. Do not submit if your content is only available if chosen for the cover.
  • Every submission must have in some way been created by someone 18 years or younger. This could be the photographer, model, makeup artist, stylist, painter, illustrator, poet…
  • We accept all types of visual arts. So feel free to scan in or professionally photograph your work.
  • We do accept poetry and other short written work.
  • All submitted visual content vying for a chance on the cover must be exclusive and stay exclusive until the release of the issue. The contributor is responsible for their content. We treat every single contributor the same. No matter how big the name if content, is submitted as exclusive and we discover this is untrue the content will be removed. Informing us that you have since deleted it, or didn’t know that a member of your creative team was posting, or somehow forgot that you published it previously it will still be removed once we find out it is in fact NOT exclusive. It is the responsibility of the contributor to inform their creative team that the images must remain exclusive until after the release of the issue.
  • Submitting content will not be the final step. We will require a signed release if your content is accepted. If a release is not filled out in the amount of time given to do so, your content will be pulled from the issue. No release = No publication.
  • Make sure you have all credits. Please spell them correctly and do not submit in all caps or all under case lettering unless the business name or public figure does, in fact, spell the name this way.
  • For photography please only submit one image set at a time. Do not submit a mix of different themes, models, photographers and so on. The submission will automatically be rejected if it is not a cohesive story and we can be sure what exactly it is we are accepting.
  • There is no maximum to how many submissions can be made by one contributor. Having more than one submission will not affect chances of acceptance.
  • There is not a minimum or a maximum when it comes to content. You can submit 1 image, 1 poem or you can submit 10 or more. It is up to you.
  • All submissions must be made through the website. Do not email our general inquiry address or try to submit through a social network. We currently do not accept mailed submissions either.
  • We suggest the free service Dropbox to submit content with a share link in low or high-resolution (preferred so we can see details) in JPEG, PDF or PNG format. If sending low resolution please, make sure the images are at least 900px on the longest side. Please do not submit content in a zipped format. We will NOT accept content sent with the file transfer services WeTransfer or MediaFire.
  • If accepted, we will require high-resolution images a minimum of 1MB in size that do not contain any watermarks or copyright notices. If this content is not sent in the amount of time given to do so, your spot in the issue will be removed. We give a decent amount of time to complete this task and it is your responsibility to make sure you send in your content on time. Sending low-resolution files or sending files with your watermark is considered unacceptable content. Please double check that you are sending the requested content. Our schedule does not allow time past the scheduled date to accept incorrect or unacceptable content.
  • Current compensation for the magazine is a digital tear sheet only. We are currently a print-on-demand magazine and do not offer complimentary copies.
  • We respond to all submissions whether the feedback is positive or negative for acceptance. Most, responses do not come until AFTER the deadline for that issue has passed. Please allow anywhere from 1 to 3 business days for us to respond AFTER a deadline for an issue has passed. Please do not send emails the day after a deadline asking where your response is. These emails slow us down and make it so that your response takes that much longer.
  • All time and expenses spent on creating content are solely that of the contributor and their creative team.
  • We do not promise publication.