Who can submit to Incandescent?
All emerging photographers! Incandescent strives to create a venue in which to share the work of artists who may not otherwise be shown.
What is a zine? Why don’t you call Incandescent a photo book?
Zines are a noncommercial magazine, often homemade, and devoted to a specialized subject matter. They are made out of passion, not for profit. Incandescent may look like a photo book but the intent is that of a zine.
Is Incandescent a digital zine or is it printed?
Incandescent is a printed zine. This blog is for informational and promotional purposes only. Zine content will not be viewable here.
Do the submitted images have to be taken with film? Do they need to be color?
Yes. Incandescent is a color film zine. There are lots of great black and white or digital pics out there but we, unfortunately, cannot use them.
Is there a theme for this issue?
No, there no specific theme, other than the images needing to be made with color film.
When will Incandescent be released?
Incandescent is a bi-annual publication. Typically issues are released at the end of January and August each year.
If my photos are accepted do I get a free zine?
No. We very much wish that we could give every contributor a free copy but due to the cost of printing color and the number of contributors for each issue (approximately 20) we unable to give a free zine to all those included. Currently, we can get the zine to contributors for half off ($7.00). Charging a submission fee upfront would allow us to give contributors copies later, but we are dedicated to keeping this call free, open, and available to all.
Who makes Incandescent?
Incandescent was started by Michael Cardiello, Marissa Csanyi, and Helen Jones. It is now run by Helen.