KANSAS! has a reputation for its stellar photography, captured by the talented photographers of our state. There are three opportunities to be featured within the magazine or on our social media. We accept photography submissions to fill the gallery or the Kansas Captured section of our magazine and our annual calendar.
Each issue of our magazine includes a gallery section. Featuring seasonal photography, highlight the best of Kansas living. We accept submissions all year for this section of the magazine.
Types of Photography to Submit: Landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife & nature, community life, agriculture, candid lifestyle moments & events. What not to submit: Staged and portrait photography.
File Format & Orientation: jpg, low res can be submitted but high res will be needed for print. All orientations (horizontal, vertical & panoramic) are accepted but the original image may require cropping to fit magazine layout.
Submit photos & information form here: KANSAS! Photography Gallery (section of printed magazine) Submission - Ongoing, no deadline
A new photo section in the magazine is Kansas Captured. We feature a stand-alone image that tells a story with a strong sense of place. We are looking for a moment of life in Kansas. This could be candid interactions between friends, a stop-the-car view, a smile shared with a stranger, or a quiet cityscape. Images should have a photojournalist or visual storytelling quality to them.
Types of Photography to Submit: Photojournalism, lifestyle, street, candid & visual storytelling
File Format & Orientation: jpg, low res can be submitted but high res will be needed for print. Portrait/vertical is preferred, horizontal can be submitted as well. Original image may require cropping to fit the magazine layout.
Each year we select 13 images that best depict the beauty held within the borders of the Sunflower State. This treasured calendar has become as iconic as the magazine itself.
Types of Photography to Submit: Seasonal landscapes from all across Kansas - from the furthest northwest point, down to the furthest southeast point. As well as wildlife & nature. Moments of Kansas living - agriculture, community life & events - will also be considered. What not to submit: Staged and portrait photography.
Number of Photos to Submit: 10 - 30 of your "best of Kansas" images
File Format & Orientation: jpg, low res can be submitted but high res will be needed for print. Horizontal photos are preferred and work best. The original image may require cropping.
*Final images will be selected in July, and photographers with images chosen will be contacted.
Start by filling out the information form. One form per photographer is needed, even if you submit multiple images. Include all photo information on a single form. This form MUST be uploaded with photography – either as a word doc, PDF, or jpg.
All images and forms should include the photographer’s last name in the file name (example: john-smith-2022-flint-hills)
Images that accompany our stories are assigned by our art director and managing editors, based on the needs of the story and a photographer’s body of work.
If you are a professional photographer and are interested in working with KANSAS!, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information including your website/digital portfolio.
If you have a specific photography story or photo essay, submit your idea to email@example.com.
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