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Submission Guidelines

If you’re interested in contributing to Enliven the following guidelines are useful. Here is a short index:

  1. Introduction
  2. Submissions in general
  3. Fashion & beauty editorial
  4. Home & garden editorial

1.Introduction

Enliven was launched in October 2018 and is on the lookout for high-calibre photographers, stylists, journalists, editors, experts and personal brands that is interested in utilizing Enliven as their personal publishing platform.

The media market is rapidly changing. Yes, the industry will change a lot, but it will be in favor for talented freelance creatives.

Enliven help you earn money on your editorial work and while building your brand. We provide a digital publishing platform that enables you to find your readers and monetize your creative work far outside your home market. 70% of all revenue is shared with our contributors.

2.Submissions in general

All articles will, before publishing, be reviewed by our editorial team all to ensure that published material;

  1. meets our readers expectations
  2. adheres to below guidelines

What are we looking for?

  • Enliven offers creativity and storytelling front and center aimed at a discerning audience. Our readers are primarily women (currently 65% of all our readers); well-educated and has an income above average. They typically live in urban areas, having a very active and social lifestyle.
  • We are interested in pitches in a variety of editorial formats including, but not limited to, feature articles, fashion features, columns, shorter or longer interviews, think pieces, list posts, reaction pieces and reviews.
  • Please note: Enliven also accepts previously published material as long as it still feels fresh and relevant.
  • If you are a consumer brand with a project or editorial articles that you think our readers will appreciate, please contact our sales team to discuss possible collaborations.

What are we not looking for?

  • Enliven is not a platform to showcase your portfolio, there are other platforms like Instagram, Behance, etc. for that.
  • Stories not identifiable as “lifestyle” or does not fit the current sections that we are covering (e.g. Home & Garden, Women’s Lifestyle, etc.) or stories covering topics like current news, business, politics, and sports.
  • Submissions that falls within the categories of blogs, video blogging, Kickstarter projects, or promotional/marketing materials. Please make your story personal, but spare us stories on what you are wearing or what you had for lunch today.

Please send us clear, thoroughly outlined pitches on specific topics which you are passionate about and would like to contribute within.

Apply and/or submit pitches

  • Please note that we may not be able to respond to your pitch immediately, but if your proposed article sounds like a good fit, we will do so within one week.
  • Once you’ve have been approved as an Enliven creative, you can use the Enliven platform to publish your stories, communicate with our editors, etc.

For some editorials we have some specific requirements as outlined below.

3.Fashion & beauty editorial

What are we looking for?

  • Both female and male submissions
  • Fashion, Beauty and written submissions
  • Models from agency representation preferred
  • No smoking models - no real furs
  • We only accept submissions from the photographer, producer or head stylist
  • All fashion submissions should have a minimum of 4 outfit changes for website publication, and a minimum of 5 outfit changes for print publication
    • For the styling, a variety of well known brands must be used. Any particular brand may feature in a maximum of 2 outfits
    • We will not accept editorials with one only brand credit. Those are advertorials and are fine but we will charge the brand a fee for an advertorial placement. If you have an advertorial please contact us to have a publication
    • All wardrobe credits are required and should be put in each of the captions to each piture. We do not credit any boutiques, PR companies or shops that clothes are sourced from. Only brands and designers are credited
  • For Beauty submissions, makeup credits are required
    • All editorials must have a minimum of 6 different looks for 6 images, editorials with one looks won’t be accepted
    • We use mostly portrait images, so the less landscape images the better If you want individual photo with a particular concept is taken for the issue, you can write to us to take a media kit

If you need a letter of confirmation / release form /consent to publish from fashion brands please contact our Editorial Team

Image Requirements
  • 6-18 images
  • JPG format
  • Enliven reserves the right to publish only a part of the images you submitted, even if the story has been accepted. We use mostly portrait images, so a healthy mix of portrait and landscape is to prefer

4.Home & garden editorial

Image Requirements
  • 8-18 images (We use mostly portrait images, so a healthy mix of portrait and landscape is to prefer)
  • JPG format
  • Enliven reserves the right to publish only a part of the images you submitted, even if the story has been accepted

If you need a release form (consent to publish) from the home owners please contact our Editorial Team.

Apply and/or submit pitches

  • Please note that we may not be able to respond to your pitch immediately, but if your proposed article sounds like a good fit, we will do so within one week.
  • Once you’ve have been approved as an Enliven creative, you can use the Enliven platform to publish your stories, communicate with our editors, etc.
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