Thank you for your interest to submit to Be-Mag. We want to hear from the rollerblading community at large and encourage you to send us news, events, story ideas, scene reports, interviews, product reviews, premieres, artwork, photos, and video.
We ask that submissions be creative, thoughtful, and of high quality. We understand rollerblading isn’t your day job, it isn’t ours either. As the longest running blade magazine, we have a history of providing the community with exceptional news and media. Moving forward, we want to preserve this legacy and showcase rollerblading in the best light with the finest coverage possible.
To ensure we consider a submission properly, please read the guidelines below.
WRITER SUBMISSIONS | INQUIRIES
We are always looking for guest writers who would like to contribute to Be-Mag. You can pitch us story ideas or finished pieces. We ask that writing be checked for grammar and spelling before submitting to us. Writing submissions should be emailed to us as a text file or word document.
PHOTO | ART | EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS
Be-Mag receives large volumes of submissions, which means it can take us a bit of time to respond. When emailing, we ask that you put ‘Submissions’ and several keywords about what the email is about in the subject line. If you follow-up, please wait a few weeks after the initial email. Sending submissions via DMs on Instagram make it tougher to find your pitch (we get dozens of messages a day), which makes it more likely your content will get lost in the shuffle. Trust us, we want to see your work!
For submissions, photos and artwork must be provided to us in low resolution (1500×1500, 100dpi), preferably as a Dropbox/Google Drive link. Once we’ve accepted your submission, we require the images be sent at full resolution in 300dpi. Under extenuating circumstances, we’ll consider low resolution images.
Editorial features generally run between 5-10 images. As a rule, 2-3 skate photos minimum, 2-3 portraits. Providing us variety gives you a better chance at a successful submission.
Image/story credits (name and social media) must be provided for a story to be published. That includes all photographers, writers, and bladers involved. Not providing credits means we reserve the right to turn down the feature.
To help you get an idea of what makes for a successful photo submission, please see our PDF vision boards with images we like:
PHOTO | PORTRAIT OF THE DAY SUBMISSIONS
If you would like to be considered for ‘Photo of the Day’ or ‘Portrait of the Day’, the image should be sent in the highest resolution possible, with blader and photographer credits in the email.
The formats should be as follows:
PHOTO OF THE DAY
WHO | Blader name I @IGhandle
WHAT | Trick (ex. Fishbrain, 540 Mute)
WHERE | City, Country
PHOTO | Photographer name | @IGhandle
RIDING | IG handles of companies they ride for as seen in the photo
PORTRAIT OF THE DAY
WHO | skater name I @ighandle
WHERE | city, state, country
PHOTO | photographer | @ig handle
Any photos without credits will not be considered. Please title the subject of your email ‘Photo of the Day.’
Email Jonathan.Labez@Be-Mag.com for all photo and portrait of the day submissions.
We’d be glad to look over your portfolios and provide feedback on what we think works or doesn’t. We want to foster new photographers to submit and the only way is to shoot us your body of work. That includes editorial style portraits, lifestyle shots, candids, skate shots, travel photos, and architectural images. Keep the submissions as blade related as possible.