Photo by Douglas Beasley ©2017

Submission is open to all photographers internationally. Each new theme for submissions will be announced in the current issue, and after that on our website and on our Instagram page. All processes, formats, techniques and experience levels are welcomed. Color work can be submitted but will be reproduced in black & white. Please follow guidelines closely.

Images are chosen by artistic vision, overall excellence, how they relate to the theme, how well they reproduce in B&W and the whims of fate. All are subjective... 

Shots #137

Autumn Issue 2017 
Theme: Transition
: August 2, 2017

Shots #138
Winter Issue #138

Theme: Will be announced in the Autumn Issue #137
Deadline: November 2, 2017
Free Submissions for subscribers!

• Submissions must be received by midnight CST August 2, 2017
• Send up to 8 images for consideration for free with paid subscription
• Submissions not prepared per the guidelines will not be accepted

Non-subscribers who pay the Submission Fee will be sent one complimentary copy of the issue they submit work to.


Send up to 8 images. No entry form is required, but please include a Word document that includes your name, address, email, titles/captions, website, and any other information pertinent to your submittal.

Shots accepts files submitted online using either WeTransfer or pCloud Transfer (free services, no registration required, for files up to 2GB or 5GB respectively).  

Color files are accepted but we prefer black & white file submissions since the magazine reproduction will be in black & white.

Use as the recipient address and include your name in all files. Prepare your files per the specifications below and send them in a single compressed file (zip or rar). Total size of all images must be less that 25GB. If you are not a current subscriber, please make your payment directly before or after sending your files.

Note: Shots does not review work on websites and does not accept emailed files.

300 PPI JPEG files, sized to approximately 12” in the longest direction and saved to the highest quality possible. Please include your name and the title of the image in each file name (for example: First _Last_Title.jpg).


SUBMISSIONS for subscribers:
FREE for current, renewing and new subscribers 
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Up to 8 images submitted at no charge for every issue!
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SUBMISSION FEES for non-subscribers:
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Since all photographers submitting work per the guidelines will receive a copy of the magazine (and will thus see whether or not their work was included), letters of notification are not sent. Please do not contact us asking if you were selected or not, you will be surprised (hopefully positively) along with everyone else when your issue arrives!

Shots is an independent reader-supported publication that relies on the support and contributions of its readers. Thank you!

As a way to promote the photographers presented in the pages of Shots and to encourage dialogue between contributors, locations (city/state/country) and website URL’s are typically printed. If you wish to have this information withheld, please indicate so. Also, photographs selected for Shots may be presented on the Shots website or in Shots social media feeds. If you do not wish to have your work shown on this site, please indicate so. We will always try to give photo credits.

All images, without exception, remain the copyright of the photographer creating the work. We wish to respect artists and be an advocate for photographers rights. Shots aims to promote photography and photographers, never to exploit them. We hope others will as well.