Contributing to Peppermint
Please note, all submissions must have the subject line ‘Peppermint magazine submission: [title of submission]’. Due to the overwhelming volume of submissions we receive, all emails without this subject line will unfortunately not be opened).
Peppermint magazine accepts submissions of photography, illustration and written work. However, before contacting us, we firstly ask that you have read Peppermint and understand our style and content. We get a large number of emails from people wanting to contribute, so please help us by including a few short details about yourself and why you are getting in touch – where you are from, what your background is and how you think your talents, skills or products are suited to our magazine and its readers. Before you submit, you must also be aware that that we are an independent magazine, so budgets are limited.
Most of Peppermint‘s written work is commissioned, as we are very specific about maintaining a cohesive voice and set of values in the magazine. We do have most of the writers we need at this stage, but if you have an idea for a specific article, whether complete or a pitch, then please email us with a few details and samples of your work. Please keep emails brief and clear and attachments as simple as possible (a simple .doc format or PDF is preferred).
PHOTOGRAPHERS & STYLISTS
Our main fashion photo shoots are also almost always commissioned, but we do accept a limited number of submissions. If you have done a shoot that you think may suit Peppermint, then by all means feel free to contact us with some sample shots and details of the shoot – including the brands/clothing used and how it suits our ethos (organic, recycled, vintage, fair trade, locally-made etc), the model’s age and the location of the shoot. The submission will not be considered without these details.
Please remember that Peppermint encourages the use of ‘real’ and realistic models and will also not publish any images with models wearing fur, fast fashion, smoking or engaging in any other behaviours that go against our core values. Also please keep any attachments small, preferably in jpeg format. We will contact you if we require any higher-resolution images or further details.
ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS
As with writers and photographers, most of our artistic work is commissioned within our team of staff illustrators. However, we are always open to the work of new talents. A simple email with some examples of your work and/or a link to your website or blog would be great!
All submissions should be sent to:
Unfortunately, due to the volume of emails we receive, it isn’t possible for us to reply to everyone or provide feedback for all submissions we receive. However, we do thank you for thinking of us and contacting us!
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot take responsibility for any unsolicited emails or ideas, as many people often contact us with similar ideas and pitches (or it may be something we have already thought of ourselves). Also please keep in mind our lead times of several months before an issue is due.