Issue 05: Anniversary Issue - Theme | Love

This issue will focus on the Theme Love.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

Love is an emotion that comes in all shapes and forms. It can involve a person, a place, a pet or animal, a country.

Submit up to 12 photographs following the guidelines below.
Issue 05 will have an expected publication date of January 15, 2018.

Only one submission per person for an issue. 

For inspiration check out our inspiration board on Pinterest

* If the current themes do not fit your work check here for future issues.

Submission Guidelines! 

Please read all requirements to submitting to our magazine
Submissions that do not meet the submission guidelines will not be reviewed.

  • PLEASE read our Submission Guidelines carefully!!!
  • PLEASE DO NOT submit images that contain any visual watermark/text/frames or quotes/graphic overlays. Digitally embedded watermarks are welcome.
  • PLEASE DO NOT write your information or file names in all CAPITAL LETTERS
  • PLEASE limit your submission to 12 images.
  • PLEASE be careful not to resubmit images that have already been published in Shadows and Light Magazine!
  • PLEASE submit your image via email or dropbox do not just sharing an image with a link to your site! Email your submissions to
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE you are the copyright holder to the image(s) being submitted, or if accepted the party who does own the rights to the content will sign our content release to submit the image(s) on his/her behalf.


Please read all requirements to submitting to our magazine
Submissions that do not meet the submission guidelines will not be reviewed.

  1. No nudity- only artistic implied nudity will be accepted
  2. All submitted visual content submitted for a chance on the cover must be exclusive and stay exclusive until the release of the issue. If you have non-exclusive content you are welcome to submit it for an online feature
  3. The contributor is responsible for their content. 
  4. Submitting content will not be the final step. We will require a signed release if your content is accepted. We can not publish anything with out a proper release, if the model is under age (under 18) we will need a parents signing a release
  5. Make sure you have all credits. Please spell them correctly and do not submit in all caps or in all under case lettering unless the business name or public figure does, in fact, spell the name this way.
  6. 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.
  7. Email your submissions to
  8. 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.
  9. We respond to all submissions. We respond to all submissions and do so within 3 business days after the deadline.
  10. All time and expenses spent on creating content are solely that of the contributor and their creative team.

  1. File Size: Image(s) are 1200 pixels on its longest side; resolution is set at 72dpi for initial submission once selected please follow up with high resolution, if you unsure how to resize your image to the required size please click here
  2. File Naming: Please name your files with your first name and last name and a number. For Example: Tom_Smith_1.jog, Tom_Smith_2.jpg etc - no spaces, dashes, parenthesis or non letter/number characters. PLEASE put underscores between your first and last name and the number.
  3. Email: send your submissions to: 
    • Please put into the subject line of your email you are submitting for - issue # or name of the issue. 
    • Please send your images in 1 email
    • Please ATTACH the images files and don't embed them
    • Please don't submit . ran files
    • Please submit at least 6 images
  4. Please include the following informations with your Entry
    • Name - not in all capital letters (First name, last name)
    • Location - Country you live in
    • Internet LinksPlease submit your social media links like Facebook business page, 500 px or Instagram etc., for you and your team so we can appropriate Tag and Hashtag you and your team


Submissions Email:


If you have questions or have difficulty sending your images please email. Please email us at


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