PHOTOSESSIONMAG and Potassium Magazine, are strictly a "Contributors Publication". What this means is that no one gets paid for work they submit. No one. There is no pay base. This is a, "Share Your Work" for exposure publication. Nothing more. We will not change this policy.
We have received inquiries into how much our pay rate is, or how much we pay for work submitted. Zip! Zero! Zilch!
Magazines that sell through Blurb, MagCould are "Print On Order". This means, you order the issue, and they print that single issue or if there is maybe 10 orders for that issue, they print out ten. Then they mail out. There are No subscriptions, nor bulk printing. So before you submit work, please read and understand this. There is no paycheck in your submitting work to this magazine, nor a copy of the issue you are in. We do on occasion, provide a free PDF, but this depends on a particular issue or whatever advertising deal we might be running.
We make no more then $2.00 per issue sold. Revenue from sales goes towards website hosting, our website domain, and equipment we use to help produce the magazine. Our staff, which as of 2020 is 6 to 7 people, do this for free, along side our day jobs. None of us walk away with a check. We do this for the love of art and photography. Not to get rich and become big time publishers. That is not our mission here. It's to get artist work seen outside of Instagram and other social media sites.
I would like to take a minute and point out that while you, as an artist or photographer, feel your work is the best there is, there's always another artist out there that feels the same and is willing to be seen at whatever the cost. This means they are more then willing to take your place.
In creating a past magazine as well as our present two, we have come in contact with a very small amount of artist who feel their work is the best there is and they should be paid over all the others. I'm sorry to say, as a photographer myself, I have found that no ones work is any better then the other. Anyone at anytime can be replaced by the guy behind them. I have come to find that the artist who feel they should be paid above all the rest are the most arrogant and will at some point be forgotten. I realize this is bitter to hear, but it's truth. In this day in age, there are so many venues and methods for a person to be an artist and photographer, that the sea is full of them, the pool is over flowing and you are a mere speck.
20 people can go into a room expecting to be the top guy or girl and reality checks in when only ONE is chosen.
This magazine is about artist and photographers who want to be seen over being paid. While I realize many are using their work as an income, this publication cannot help you with that unless your goal is to get your work seen. We have a growing fan base. Those who submit become part of a family. IF your reasoning in being an artist or photographer is strictly for a paycheck, then THIS publication is not for you. Nor is the life of an artist. Move along.
Arrogance these days in the field of art is high and I blame social media for this.
This message goes out to those, whose mirror reply to our seeing if they would like to contribute to the magazine is always, "You sell a magazine, correct? Well if you sell a magazine then you should be able to pay for the work you put into it", wake up call, we review those we contact, we know who is doing well, getting their work published and seen, as well as on the front step of being world famous. You are NOT in that category. Least not until your seen outside the realm of social media.
This magazine is for those who want to maybe make that step forward in the possible hopes of their work being seen and nothing more, or maybe it's seen and your career takes off. Your name and work, becomes known to all. It's all possible, but first it has to be seen outside of social media.
The repetitive word here is, SEEN.