First Tab: The Basics
Visual Art Medium
Not all visual art markets list their visual art media preferences. You may want to try the search both with and without Visual Art Medium selected, or try changing the Search Level to "Fuzzy" or "Broad".
Visual Art Style
Not all visual art markets list their visual art style preferences. You may want to try the search both with and without Visual Art Style selected, or try changing the Search Level to "Fuzzy" or "Broad".
If you are writing for a general adult audience, we recommend not selecting a specific Audience for best results.
However, if your piece is aimed towards a specific audience, such as Young adults, Christians, or Gays/Lesbians, select that in this field.
The options here are fairly self-explanatory. "Graphic Narrative" and "Photo Essays" are the two specialty options. Everything else is covered by "Artwork." If you're not sure what to use, we recommend starting with "Artwork."
# of Pages/Photos (when applicable)
This option does not apply to "Artwork." However, it does apply to the other Types. Using this option will exclude markets that don't specify what page/image limits they're looking for, but there's no harm in starting with those markets that we know accept pieces of a certain length. If you do use this option, be sure to also select a Type/Length option. If you get too few results, try changing the search level to Fuzzy or Broad.
If you care about getting paid for your work, check this box. (Note: Some of our listings have a payscale of "unknown." If you check "Paying only" and you want to include those listings, also check the "Incl unknown" box.)
Unless you are specifically looking for anthology or book publishers, we don't recommend using this option.
We recommend including this option in every search, unless you truly have no preference between sending electronic submissions and postal submissions.
If you are specifically looking for a market that publishes in print or a market that publishes electronically, select the appropriate option.
Enter the medium of the piece you are submitting: Audio, Image, Text, or Video. In most cases, Visual Art submissions will be Submission Medium: Image. However, if the piece exists in a different medium, you can try that option, too.
Check the "Accepts Reprints" box if the piece you are submitting has been previously published. (Note: Many editors consider pieces that have been publicly posted on blogs, websites, etc. to be previously published.)
Check the "Accepts Simultaneous Submissions" box if you are (or will be) submitting this piece to several publishers at the same time.
Sort By (available on every tab)
The default option is to sort the search results alphabetically by title, but if you care more about Payment, Response Time*, or Acceptance Percentage*, you may want to use those options instead.
Important note: The Sort By options marked with asterisks (*) will also eliminate any listings with fewer than 10
visual art submissions reported to us in the past 12 months. If you want to ensure you see all matching listings, avoid using those options.
Search Level (available on every tab)
The default option ("Exact") is to show only listings that are exact matches for all of your search criteria.
"Fuzzy" searches will broaden the search, but most of the search results will still be likely matches to all or most of your search criteria.
"Broad" searches are even broader than fuzzy searches. These can be useful when you search on a lot of criteria and/or very specific criteria, such as Subgenre (when applicable) or Subtopic, and the Exact or Fuzzy results are too few.