We are currently accepting photography submissions to be considered as cover artwork for Colorado Review. We pay $100 for one-time use of images (images may, however, appear in marketing materials as representations of the published magazine issues).

Image requirements:

  • Art must be approximately 3600 x 2700 pixels with at least 300 dpi. 
  • Art must be submitted as a PNG or JPEG.
  • Art may not be an AI image or be manipulated by AI. Digital editing and photo manipulation, however, are welcome.
  • The medium must be photography. 
  • We do not use black-and-white photos.
  • The image orientation should be landscape.

What we are and are not looking for:

  • The images we use for our covers wrap around the front and back of the magazine. 
  • There must be space within the image on the front for our logo and the names of contributors. There must be space on the back as well for more contributor names (we split them between the front and back cover). You do not need to include our logo in your artwork. Simply submit a photograph.
  • We welcome fine art photography, still life, architecture, abstractions--or surprise us! We want a photo that can tell a story, even in its simplicity. 
  • We are generally not interested in portraits of people. Animals might be considered, but not sought out. 

Some of our past covers (front and back) as inspiration:

Three Colorado Review covers 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.