Submissions

Contributor’s Guidelines

Who We Are

Afrophire Magazine is an online faith-based lifestyle magazine. Afrophire is a Brighter Life Guide that is rooted in Christian values.

Our Audience

The audience we seek to reach are men + women who are eighteen years of age and up and strive to be positive thinkers, goal getters, & trendsetters.

Our Tone

We approach every post in an honest, creative, and inspiring way. Our articles can be fun and entertaining, but we’re also not afraid to cover the tough issues that real people face. We understand that life is an unpredictable journey and we want to produce articles that can guide along the way.

Our Mission

To be one of the leading online publications of life-changing inspiration + information using biblical principles as the foundation of our core.

What we publish:

  • Positive + Creative content
  • Thought + Discussion-provoking content
  • Inspirational + Educational content
  • Personal + Reflective Essays
  • Product Reviews + Round Ups
  • Interviews + Features
  • List Articles

What we DO NOT publish:

  • Negativity about a person or group
  • Profanity or harsh language of any kind
  • Pornographic images

Our Editorial Needs

We’re looking for authentic, positive, and uplifting content that evokes the emotion of wanting to better one’s self. All articles should be between 350 and 1,500 words. We ask that life application and/or suggested resources relevant to topic addressed are included.

Afrophire Magazine’s contributor positions are unpaid. However, contributors are supported through social media mentions on Afrophire Magazine’s social platforms. To apply, complete the Contributor Application along with emailing a 350 word writing sample to submissions@afrophire.com.

Photography /Art Submission Policy

TERMS OF SUBMISSION

Afrophire Magazine is an online faith-based, natural hair, & lifestyle magazine. Afrophire is a Brighter Life Guide that is rooted in Christian values and submissions should reflect these interests + values. Photo submissions will be used to add to the overall visual aesthetic of the magazine and its content.

By submitting photos to AFROPHIRE, you certify that you are the copyright holder of the images. If you are an artist submitting artwork, you certify that you are the original creator of the images and hold the copyrights. AFROPHIRE will not be held responsible for any fraudulent submissions by any person.

By submitting your images to AFROPHIRE, you retain full copyright of the submitted images. AFROPHIRE will retain non-exclusive publishing, promotion, usage and licensing rights, across all forms of print and online media used in the creation, dissemination, and monetization of AFROPHIRE content. Your photos will not be used for any other purpose except for publication in the online magazine and the creation of promotional materials.

 REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete Consent and Release Agreement
  • All submissions must be sent to submissions@afrophire.com.
  • Name the image file as follows: artist name – artist surname – photo name.jpg (e.g. john – smith – portrait of an astronaut.jpg)
  • Model/Subject Name
  • Saved in JPG format
  • No watermark
  • No frame

If you are submitting digital images, you may send low-resolution images (72 dpi). Submit by attaching the low-res files to your email separately – Please, NO ZIP FILES OR DOWNLOAD LINKS! We will NOT download any files.

  • Brief 1-2 line description per image or for the entire photo series if applicable to provide background.

When we accept a photograph, we keep the image on file until we find a place for it in the magazine.

SELECTION PROCESS

We will only contact photographers/artists whose work we are interested in using. In addition, by submitting to us, you grant us the right to publish your material in the way that we see fit on our website/social media. AFROPHIRE reserves the right to select all, some, or none of your submitted images for publishing. We cannot guarantee that your images will be used at all. If we choose not to publish your images, it will likely be for one of the following reasons:

  • Your submission did not adhere to our guidelines
  • The quality and/or style of your images were not right for our magazine
  • Your images did not fit the issue’s theme or season
  • Your submission was too similar to another story we are planning to use for the issue

Our decision to use your images can change at any given time leading to final edit. The editor’s decision is final, so please make sure you’re comfortable with these conditions before submitting.

 COMPENSATION

AFROPHIRE Magazine does not pay for submitted content. Any expenses you incur to shoot your editorial are your responsibility. Furthermore, we do not provide complimentary print copies for featured submissions.