We are hugely interested in seeing your work.
But we also get a lot of emails and are a micro team so it
may take over a month to get back to you with a firm answer.
We are looking for very specific projects so please read below.
If you still haven’t heard after SIX weeks – please write again.
Please follow these guidelines:
- Send us an email to info(at)hoxtonminipress.com with the subject line
‘SUBMISSION – name of project’ (otherwise it won't get through)
- Attach a PDF of 10-20 images (compressed under 8MB) or send us a link to a
website (only if you are happy it represents a clear edit of your work)
DO NOT SUBMIT A WETRANSFER LINK (they die after 7 days)
- We are particularly interested in projects that have an urban theme…
but they can be from anywhere in the world. If the projects have people
in them, or words with the pictures, so much the better.
- Very occasionally we will cover other projects –
but only if they have a very specific, clear idea behind them.
- Here’s the tricky bit. In your email tell us what your project is about in
less than 30 words. We’re not dumbing down, we are in the business of
making art photography accessible to a wider audience.
If you can’t explain your work succinctly (however niche it is)
then we probably can’t convey it persuasively to a group of
non-photography specialists browsing in a shop.
An important note on finances. Wherever possible we do not ask the photographer to front any cash. We also always offer royalties on all submitted titles. But occasionally we will not be able to do a book without asking for some financial support. If so, we try and keep the support as low as possible (and certainly lower than many other photography publishers). This is a change in policy from when we started and when we tried to do all our titles without support but we soon found that some books, which we thought worthy of publication, could not pay for themselves. Unfortunately, this is a reality of the market.
Finally, remember, if we don’t accept your work it’s not because it’s bad,
it’s because it doesn’t fit with our brand and tone. Being a photographer
requires a soft heart and thick skin, a rare combo indeed, so we are
very sorry if we have to turn you down. We've had our own work repeatedly rejected from other publishers - hey, maybe that's why we publish.
Martin and Ann.