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World on Film is looking for contributions from photographers from all around the world.

It doesn’t matter what you shoot – 35mm, medium format, or Polaroid, on a Lomo, Leica or Linhof.

World on Film plans to publish between 20 and 30 pieces each month, so if you’re interested in having your work featured, please drop me a line.

Everyone who’s published gets three rolls of Kosmo Foto Mono black-and-white film.

Here are the submission guidelines:

  • All submissions need to be written in English
  • All images have to have been taken on a film camera – no digital pics, sorry, unless it’s a pic of the camera gear you’re talking about
  • All words and pictures need to be your own work – no stolen words or pictures, please
  • All submissions need to be at least 350 to 500 words long
  • All submissions need to be accompanied by at least 10 images. At least five of those need to be landscape format (for 35mm) – and these should be cropped to 1290px wide. Square images should be cropped 800px wide. Please don’t send huge TIFFs!
  • Your submission should be framed around a place and the gear you shot it on eg ‘New York on a Holga’, ‘Lisbon on 35mm cameras’, ‘The Trans-Siberian on medium format film’, ‘Tokyo on a Leica M6’, ‘London’s Tube on Kodak Tri-X’, ‘New Zealand on a Pentax Spotmatic’.
  • Your pictures can have been published on the web or in print before (please link to them if they have) but please make sure the words are original – this will mean they are more visible on Google, and more people will see them. Please don’t just copy a post that’s already on your blog or website – these won’t be published.
  • Please include links to your Flickr, 500px, Instagram, blog or website
  • Please let me know if I can use one of your pics for the site’s Instagram account – and please let me know your Instagram ID so I can link back to you. I won’t one of your pics until i have your permission.

Have some great images but stuck on something to say?

  • Tell us more about the place you live in, or the place you’ve visiting. Why are you there? If it’s a holiday destination, why did you choose it?
  • What impressions did the place make on you?
  • Imagine you’re telling your friends about the place – what had the most effect on you? It could be the markets you visited, the food, the bars, a park or an amazing store you stumbled across.
  • What camera have you taken, and why? How long have you had it? Did you buy it or was it given to you? Is it a trusted companion or a pain in the ass?
  • Did you shoot new film or old, expired film? Did you buy it there or haul it with you? Is there a great camera store in the place you visited (or home, if that’s what you’re talking about)?
  • Who did you travel with, or hang out with?

All done? SEND YOUR SUBMISSION TO WORLD ON FILM

I’ll be in touch when your piece has come through.

Thanks so much for reading

Stephen Dowling

World on Film

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