These guidelines apply to literary and visual works of art submitted for our projects. We look for work that is exciting, attention grabbing, and different. We love unexplored territories and new ways of exploring the old and enjoy viewing conceptual thoughts on particular subjects. We expect artists to study a thought or idea from various angles, looking for connections wherever found. We look for your journey of processing the thought. We all see the world through a different lens, and we want to see yours.
General Guidelines for all Literary Art submissions:
12 point font and Single Spaced
Word Count in upper right and contact information in the upper left (name, address, phone number, email)
1 Space after punctuation
Send as attachment in .doc or .docx
Punctuation inside quotes
Citation of works is necessary if applicable - send documentation of your sources to help with the fact-checking process
Should be complete and polished to the best of your ability
You must own the rights to any work submitted
Include brief biographical information, with most recent publishing credits, if any. Not having previous publishing credit will not deter you from getting accepted - we appreciate and welcome new artists!
Along with you submission, please provide some thoughts on how your piece connects with the theme.
General Guidelines for all Visual Art submissions:
Art of any kind will be considered; photographic, computer graphic, scanned images of paintings, pencils, drawings, sculptures, etc.
Send as attachment in .jpg or .png, pdf format
Send low resolution images for initial consideration - If your work is chosen, we will request higher resolution images as needed (specifically for book cover art with our anthology projects, the ideal image will eventually be a vertical rectangle shape with approximate dimensions of 1,600 pixels wide by 2,400 pixels tall, as we cannot work with images that are square or in three dimensions
Art submitted for anthology projects or journal issues must represent and bring to life the theme requested - include a paragraph detailing the concept behind the design and how it relates to the theme
Please do not send us obscene, graphic violence or pornographic art, as it will be immediately rejected - generally, keep the art PG-13
If your art is a photograph that features people, you must have a signed release from those subjects, granting you permission to use their photograph
You must own the rights to any work submitted - let us know if you have been published before
Include brief biographical information, with most recent publishing credits, if any. Not having previous publishing credits will not deter you from getting accepted. We welcome new artists!
Other Guidelines for all submissions
Please submit all work in English and let us know how you heard of Thought Collection Publishing
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged - which means sending the same piece of work to different publishers at the same time. If your work is accepted elsewhere, no need to let us know. We won't publish anything without your signature on a short contract anyhow.
Multiple submissions are not encouraged - this is submitting the same work to us more than once. This will not increase your chances at acceptance to one of our projects.
If you have the legal right to submit for publication, we will consider previously published work in print or online, for our Webzine Community, Journal and Anthologies. Be sure that you start the process of getting permission from the owner of the copyright, in writing, to republish, if that is necessary.
Since life continuously changes, please advise us if any of your contact information is updated
Word counts are limited to 1500 words or less for our Webzine Community and 3000 words for less for our journal. Our anthologies will vary per their specific guidelines
Please see the specific guidelines of each project for submission information, as we only accept electronic submissions through various email accounts set up for their purpose. See our Calls or Regular Submissions pages.
Edits At times, all submitted work may need to be edited in some way to fit the style and size of our publishing mediums. Journal issues and Anthology covers typically include our logo, headings and more. If your work is accepted, we will work with you to modify your artwork to accommodate the placement of these features as appropriate. Sizes of visual art as well as image quality may need to be altered to accommodate the space where the art will be published. All literary art submitted gives us the right to edit and change the title if necessary. We will work with you when changes are needed, so that you are involved in the process.
Compensation Presently our payments for artist contribution will be low or none in some cases, however, wonderful perks can be found here.
Rights We believe that everyone’s thoughts and any expression of your personal creativity is who you are. Therefore, our publishing approach is never an attempt to own that right. We aim to provide the means to drive that creative outlet, and share it with those liked-minded readers and thinkers.
Upon acceptance of any literary or visual art for any of our 3 avenues for publishing (Webzine Community, Journal, and Anthologies), a simple and clear contract will be provided with the specifics that relate to each. A general summary of the rights we request are below and may differ per avenue. In all instances, upon publication all rights revert to the literary or visual artist.
If we are privileged to have your work published for the first time with us, we request First Electronic Rights. We may ask for Print Rights (with the exception of the Webzine Community) for all content that appears in our journal or anthology projects. There are no restrictions on future use, other than mentioning its initial publication with Thought Collection Publishing's Webzine Community, Journal, or Anthologies.
For work that has already been published and will be republished with us, we request non-exclusive electronic, web (and print for anthology and journal issues) reprint rights to publish your work.
For all work published with us, we will reserve the right to use our artists name, accepted work and likeness in a fair and dignified manner, in connection with the advertising and promotion of the work, which includes social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
For our anthologies and journal issues, we will request non-exclusive perpetual rights to republish, archive and/or distribute the work, in both print and electronic formats.
We will request non-exclusive Internet archival rights for online archiving and e-reader publishing rights for our Webzine Community and Journal Issues.
For our anthologies, we will request language translation and audio rights.
You agree that you will not transmit any materials to us that contain any computer viruses or other harmful components that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, intercept any system, data or personal information.
In signing our contracts upon accepted work, contributors state that their literary stories were true and that all literary and visual artists had the right to offer their work to us for publication without violating contract or copyright laws.
Submission to Thought Collection Publishing constitutes acceptance of these all conditions outlined above.
Submitting materials to Thought Collection Publishing implies an interest in the company and you will be added to our mailing list to receive occasional updates on announcements and calls for submissions. We respect your privacy and will never share your information with anyone. You may opt out of our mailing list at any time.