Submission Guidelines

Raybow is a quarterly lifestyle magazine that explores life through the eyes of Deaf and/or Queer individuals, or from allies of those groups. It displays colorful perspectives of art, travel, food, music, and experiences through stories, poetry, and visual media. Each page is a conversation, from beginning to eventual end, just like the arch of a rainbow.

 The conversation starts here.

We accept submissions of all kinds, portraying the Deaf and/or LGBTQ subjects from all walks of life. This includes photography, short stories, fiction, nonfiction, academic and personal essays, profiles, poems, illustrations, films, recipes, reviews, and interviews. There’s no theme specific to any issue. We choose to only publish material that has never appeared on the web or in print. If we find your work in another publication, we will not use it. All submissions for print are also considered for publication on the web.

Please send your submissions to submissions@raybowmag.com

Photography

Submit your photographs as one individual high-resolution PNG and/or JPEG file. Please include team credits and wardrobe credits as necessary.

For portraits, please include the name of the model(s) and all others that were involved in the photo shoot.

For the scenic and/or landscape photos, please include the location of the shoot.

Write a short bio 200-400 words describing yourself and your photography style. Please include any social media handles such as Facebook page URL, Twitter, and Instagram. We like to tag the people we feature, to maximize the impact of publishing their work. Also, include the portfolio website if you have one.

Illustrations & Artworks

Submit your art(s) and/or illustration(s) as one high-resolution PNG and JPEG file.

Write a short bio 200-400 words describing yourself and your drawing style. Please include any social media handles such as Facebook page URL, Twitter, and Instagram. We like to tag the people we feature, to maximize the impact of publishing their work. Also, include the portfolio website if you have one.

Short Stories, Fiction & Nonfiction writings

Submit your work in one Word .docx file with the name of your file as First and Last Name_Title of the Piece. Limit your work to 500-3,000 words. If it is too long, we will ask you to shorten them or not use it in the publication. Make sure to set your word-processor margins to one inch.

Write a short bio 200-400 words describing yourself and your writing style. Please include any social media handles such as Facebook page URL, Twitter, and Instagram. We like to tag the people we feature, to maximize the impact of publishing their work. Also, include a website if you have one.

Have someone reviews your work before hitting send. If your piece is accepted, we will still work closely to revise and edit your piece to its final state.

Poetry

Submit your poems in one Word .docx file with the name of your file as First and Last Name_Title of the Piece. Type only one poem per page, even if your poem is very short. Use single-spacing for regular lines and double-spacing to separate between stanzas. Please have titles italicized and include line counts. Make sure to set your word-processor margins to one inch.

Write a short bio 200-400 words describing yourself and your writing style. Please include any social media handles such as Facebook page URL, Twitter, and Instagram. We like to tag the people we feature, to maximize the impact of publishing their work. Also, include a website if you have one.

Have someone reviews your work before hitting send. If your piece is accepted, we will still work closely to revise and edit your piece to its final state.

Features

Submit your copy feature in one Word .docx file with the name of your file as First and Last Name_Title of the Piece. Limit your work to 500-3,000 words. If it is too long, we will ask you to shorten them or not use it in the publication. Make sure to set your word-processor margins to one inch. We accept article feature from artists, designers, performers, cook, travelers, etc.

Write a short bio 200-400 words describing yourself and your writing style. Please include any social media handles such as Facebook page URL, Twitter, and Instagram. We like to tag the people we feature, to maximize the impact of publishing their work. Also, include a website if you have one.

Have someone reviews your work before hitting send. If your piece is accepted, we will still work closely to revise and edit your piece to its final state.

Film

Submit your video(s) as a .MP4 or .MOV files. Please include team credits and wardrobe credits as necessary.

Write a short bio describing yourself and what your film is about. Please include any social media handles such as Facebook page URL, Twitter, and Instagram. We like to tag the people we feature, to maximize the impact of publishing their work. Also, include the portfolio website if you have one.

Deadline

To be considered for the second January issue of Raybow Magazine, please send your pieces by December 1st at 11:59 PM EST.

Compensation

Until further notice, contributors remain unpaid until advertising revenue builds and production costs are met.

Copyrights

Each contributor holds copyright over their contributions to Raybow. By submitting to Raybow Magazine, you agree to grant permission for Raybow to use your content in the publication, online, and across social media platforms with proper credits.