Article Submissions

UP Magazine accepts story pitches year-round for digital publication on a rolling basis. We are fairly open to ideas, though the types of stories we’re most interested in are profiles on emerging and mid-tier established artists conducted through in-person interviews. We are also open to listicles, city guides, and historical write-ups. Read through some of our columns & past content to get a sense of what we’re looking for.

For online articles, we look for ~1000 words + 10-15 photos. Contributors are paid market rates, with incentives for growth.

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In particular, as we expand our global audience, we’re looking for coverage from the following cities: Denver, Miami, Austin, Chicago, London, Paris, Sydney, Tel Aviv & Hong Kong.


Photo Submissions

For photos, we accept submissions in limited windows relevant to our publishing calendar.

Currently, we are open to photos relevant to our 2 upcoming print issues:

Issue 6: Graffiti [CLOSED July 15th]

Issue 7: Fashion & Design – Deadline February 1st, 2024

Please send photos to Make sure you photos are labeled with the artists & photographers instagram name.


Monthly Art Submissions

Each month we host open calls for art submissions, based on different themes. We usually announce the new contest the first week of the month, and publish the beginning of the next. Stay tuned for the contests to come!

NOTE: Art submitted outside these monthly contests will not be accepted.


Past Submission Contests

September 2023 – Fall Forward

No Contests for July or August – Summer Break

June 2023 Submissions – The Joys of June

May 2023 Submissions – Maybe Mayhem

April 2023 Submissions – Royal Flush & The Court Of Fools

March Art Madness – Produced by BeerCanvas, UP Magazine, and the NYC Art League

February 2023 Submissions – Heartbreak & Heartache

January 2023 Submissions Contest – Fresh Vibes