If you would like to write for modaCYCLE in English, please send an email to Charles Beckwith: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to write for modaCYCLE in German, please send an email to Boris Marberg: email@example.com
Please send a writing sample or links to previously published work. Tell us what interests you and what you want to write about for modaCYCLE.
Contributors are requested and required to abide by The Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. Seek truth and report it. Minimize harm. Act Independently. Be Accountable.
Photographers, Illustrators, and Stylists
modaCYCLE runs three types of photography: event, feature, and editorial. In the submissions category we are mostly looking for editorials.
Event is almost exclusively our runway and presentation coverage, and we are always looking for strong photographers to add to our Fashion Week coverage teams. We don’t cover social or red carpet/step and repeat events.
Feature stories are assignments from an editor. We produce a large number of these focusing on specific designers, but also profiles of other people in the fashion industry. You work in combination with a writer to illustrate the story in a well-rounded way.
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An editorial tells a story, argues a point, focuses on an issue. Like a written editorial, a photographic editorial expresses a position on an idea. It is an editorial comment, a note from the artist or editor or publisher. Someone is communicating an idea through the images.
If you’re looking for more guidance on what we want, we don’t maintain a list of preferred designers, we just want to see good work which communicates well, but these are the basic requirements:
- tell a good story
- favor emerging designers over using excessive vintage
- promote good design
- original unpublished work only
- no fur
If you’re sending images you’ve already shot, we want to know about the garments in them, so be sure to include clear descriptions. A full garment and crew credit list would be very helpful.
We occasionally issue assignment (“pull”) letters for written conceptual pitches that come in with a mood board. If you can tell us clearly what you want to produce, we can make the editorial an assignment, which opens a lot of options with showrooms and agencies.
Send photo submissions or address any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org