Want Your Photo Published ?

Pennsylvania Magazine is known for its photography.

FYI: Our annual photo contests are a major source of the images we use throughout the year. The entry forms are online in early January and in the January/February and March/April issues.

If you have images that will wow our readers, we’d love to see them to consider them for the magazine.

We pay from $200 for a wrap-around cover and up to $85 for images inside the magazine. You also receive credit and copies of the issue.

Four reasons we use to choose a photo for the magazine (after choosing a theme or season for a particular issue):

1. Has a wow factor (appreciation of the photographer’s skill, luck or viewpoint). This is an image that you’d feel compelled to share with someone else in the same room, interrupting them if needed: “hey, look at this!”

2. Connects with a reader’s experience, history, memory or location.

3. Tells a story (this could be the photo itself or the story around how the image was taken (situation) or both.

4. Has a geographic reach for readers of the magazine (one image may be chosen over another because it’s in a county or area that hasn’t received coverage lately.

If you have images like this (for cover, editor’s choice or photo essay consideration), we’d love to consider them.

We can look at a portfolio of images collected around a theme or individual images.

Share 20 or fewer to get started. Use Dropbox (share with [email protected]) or send a CD or use another cloud sharing service.

Share or send HIGH RESOLUTION images. We rarely use images taken with a cell phone. See the photo details following most captions to see the types of cameras and lenses that are used to capture the images that we use.

We don’t require any specific equipment, but if you’re going to take great shots of wildlife, you’re going to find that without investing in your own expensive lens (or using one by renting or borrowing someone else’s), your results will be disappointing. AND, always, be respectful of wildlife. Your photography actions should never cause an animal to alter their activity due to your presence.

If you have more questions, feel free to write ([email protected]) or call 717-697-4660.


RIGHTS INFO: We typically purchase ONE TIME USE rights. So, you are welcome to submit your image to other publications after it appears on our pages.

MODIFICATION / ALTERATION POLICY: If you’ve significantly altered an image, please let us know. We don’t want to publish an image that is not “how things actually appear” and then have a reader write to let us know the “real view.” If you’ve simply removed a few branches or wires, fine. But, if you’ve removed a building or flipped the image, we’d need to know. In those cases, please include the original capture with your submission.