Want Your Photo Published ?

Pennsylvania Magazine is known for its photography.

FYI: Our annual photo contests are a major source of the images we use throughout the year. The entry forms are online in early January and in the January/February and March/April issues.

If you have images that will wow our readers, we’d love to see them to consider them for the magazine.

We pay from $200 for a wrap-around cover and up to $85 for images inside the magazine. You also receive credit and copies of the issue.

Four reasons to choose a photo for the magazine (after choosing a theme or season for a particular issue):

1. Has a wow factor (appreciation of the photographer’s skill, luck or viewpoint). This is an image that you’d feel compelled to share with someone else in the same room, interrupting them if needed: “hey, look at this!”

2. Connects with a reader’s experience, history, memory or location.

3. Tells a story (this could be the photo itself or the story around how the image was taken (situation) or both.

4. Has a geographic reach for readers of the magazine (one image may be chosen over another because it’s in a county or area that hasn’t received coverage lately.

If you have images like this (for cover, editor’s choice or photo essay consideration), we’d love to consider them. We can look at a portfolio of images collected around a theme or individual images. Share 20 or fewer to get started. Use Dropbox (share with editor@pa-mag.com) or send a CD or use another cloud sharing service. Share or send HIGH RESOLUTION images. We rarely use images taken with a cell phone. See the photo details following most captions to see the types of cameras and lenses that are used to capture the images that we use. We don’t require any specific equipment, but if you’re going to take great shots of wildlife, you’re going to need to spend a lot of coin on a fantastic lens, or rent or borrow one.

If you have more questions, feel free to write (editor@pa-mag.com) or call 717-697-4660.