An open submission magazine is one that allows any and all to submit photographs, stories, poems, etc. For us in the freelance fashion world photography heavy, fashion/beauty based magazines are our cake. Meaning this is where we can really get out faces out there. And who doesn’t want to be published!
Most of these magazines include team credits including the names of the models, photographers, MUA, hair stylist, designers, etc. So in a sense if you get published its free advertising.
In this age of technology, not all magazines are produced in print. Some are online only, print on demand, etc. So if you are thinking of submitting be aware of what the mag offers.
I will note that true open submissions will NOT charge you to submit or get published.
Below I have compiled a list of many open submission fashion magazines (or those with a fashion section) along with their number of likes on Facebook. Because in reality the more people that can see your face the better.
*I’ll add links as I can. But Google and Facebook will be helpful.
**no guarantees on current submission and publication status.