Sight Unseen wants to publish professional designer’s, photographer’s, or artist’s work created to keep rather than sell, including homemade objects or gifts for loved ones for the magazine’s ARTISTS’ PROOF section. If you have an interesting home interior with lots of personality, decorated with your possessions, collections, or artworks, submit photos for the Sight Unseen At Home With section or the INVENTORY section for your interesting collections or other group of objects that says something about your creative process, and you’d like to visually catalog it. If you have a book, magazine, or exhibition you’d like Sight Unseen to excerpt, or If you own or are working with a factory on a project, and have professional or near-professional photos submit them to Sight Unseen. If you’d like to invite Sight Unseen to visit your factory or studio–if your studio is visually intriguing, full of special details, and can communicate something about your creative process in photographs. For STUDIO VISIT: TECHNIQUE, let Sight Unseen know about a unique physical or conceptual technique in your work that you can trace throughout several of your projects. If you’ve created something with a riveting enough backstory or production process to hold a few hundred words for the Sight Unseen to THE MAKING OF section. If you can look out the window of your studio and see something that’s spectacular, inspiring, or just pointedly mundane Sight Unseen may be interested in photos for their THE VIEW FROM HERE section.
Sight Unseen is also interested in working with artists who would like to put together a custom creative project that can be presented digitally for sole publication on Sight Unseen and artists’ sketchbooks — or h series of sketches for a specific project — that go beyond the obvious. For the WHERE THEY’VE BEEN section, Sight Unseen is looking for images and projects creatively inspired by a trip or a location and documented it by way of photographs, drawings, etc.
How to Submit
Sight Unseen is always on the lookout for interesting people and subjects to feature. We are open to anyone working in a creative field. To submit your work, please send low-res jpegs or a link to your website or portfolio to submissions [at] sightunseen [dot] com. We cannot respond to every submission we receive. If we are interested in creating a feature around your work, we will be in touch! All product and paper submissions can be sent to 611 Warren St., Suite 3, Brooklyn, NY 11217, but please note: Sight Unseen does not accept products or compensation in exchange for editorial coverage. All coverage is at our sole discretion, and all sponsored posts are clearly marked as such on the site. Please consider submitting story ideas with categories outlined above, and be sure to submit low-res images.
The Sight Unseen shop is dedicated to the sale of handmade and one-of-a-kind wearables and housewares by artists and designers, who approach those objects as a platform for experimenting with materials and techniques.