UPSCALE LIVING MAGAZINE's PHOTO Submission Policy
Preparing Images for Inclusion on Upscale Living Magazine website + digital media:
Images Sizes: You can upload images of virtually any size, but keep it above 200px x 200px. Ideally, upload an image
that is at least 570px wide. For a main image, we prefer horizontal orientation in every section, although for fashion
stories, we often use vertical orientation as well. If you can't resize your own photos, upload at the current size and our
editors will resize for you.
File Types: We always prefer JPEG images in RGB Color.
Number of Images: You can always upload up to five (5) images to an article in your profile. The first image you upload
should be the one you would like to see as the thumb (or main). We may choose to rearrange your photos, or not use
them at all in lieu of better ones we may have access to. Please refrain from attempting to embed images into the text
of your story, unless you have prior clearance from Upscale Living Magazine.
Note: As of January 1, 2011, even if you have previously embedded images in your story you will have to reapply for
clearance to continue doing so.
Note: Never upload images that do not belong on Upscale Living Magazine, this includes innappropriate images and
unprofessional photography. Innaproprate images include, but are not limited to, nudity and distasteful images that
might be found offensive, as well as photos that are simply irrelevant to the story. Unprofessional photography
includes, but is not limited to, blurry or low-quality images. Photography that falls into these categories will be deleted,
and may result in a warning or deletion of your contributor account. The Golden Rule: Make sure you have the right to
Was the image you sent us yours or ? - If you took the picture (or designed it) yourself, that's great! as long as you still
hold the rights, you can publish the image. If you the image from a press kit: No problem, images from press kits are
meant to accompany editorial coverage. If you took the image from a website such as a US Federal website or know
for certain the image is in the public domain, you can publish. If you paid for the image along with the proper rights, you
can also publish it. Examples of sites offering images for sale include shutterstock.com, istock.com, corbis.com and
gettyimages.com. If you found the image on Wikipedia (commons.wikimedia.org) are often times part of the public
domain or have been licensed to be used by anyone. Check under the "Licensing" section under the image to be sure.
If it does NOT say you are free to copy, distribute and transmit the work, DO NOT PUBLISH. If you found in a search
engine's results (ie Google), more than likely you CANNOT publish it. You must go to the site where the image lives to
find out for sure. Generally speaking, do not search for images this way. If you got the image from the official site for the
product, service or place you have written about:, you MUST have permission from the publicist or owner of said site to
use the image. If you do not have express permission, you MAY NOT PUBLISH IT.
Release and Limitations of Liability: In the end, you are responsible for the images that you upload to Upscale Living
Magazine. It is your sole responsibility to follow our guidelines IN ADDITION TO any terms and conditions stated by the
owner(s) of the image. You must also adhere to any applicable copyright laws.
UPSCALE LIVING MAGAZINE's ARTICLE Submission Policy
Writing for Upscale Living Magazine:
Submit original content, as it tends to receive the most traffic and is therefore the most beneficial to both you and
Upscale Living Magazine. You can also submit articles that have previously run elsewhere, as long as you still own the
The minimum length for an article posted to Upscale Living Magazine is 300 words. There are some exceptions to this
rule, but you run the risk of rejection if the write-up is any less.
The maximum length for an article posted to Upscale Living Magazine is 1200 words. There are also some exceptions
to this rule, but you run the risk of the editorial team cutting your story down, so be advised!
Word Count Best Practices:
* Fashion, Product & Service Stories: 300-600 words
* Hotel Reviews & Travel Stories: 400-1000 words
* Restaurant Stories: 400-600 words
Keep article formatting to a minimum. We appreciate that some writers choose to format articles for us. Thank you!
However, please limit yourself to using basic HTML such as bold, italics, bullets and breaks. If you do not know what
any of that means, don’t worry, we will take care of it for you.
Search engines like Google depend on keywords and succinct titles to identify what a page is about. Here are a few
tips to ensure your article is read correctly by search engines and as a result receives the maximum amount of
readers. Utilize keywords that are relevant to the content of the article. If an article is on Paris Fashion Week, make
sure to use words like Paris, Fashion Week, designer, and/or runway a couple of times throughout the piece. Don’t
over do it, we will most likely reject the piece, as search engines will see it as spam. Plus it just doesn’t look or sound
good. Strengthen keywords by making them into links that point to appropriate pages on JustLuxe. (You might point the
word Paris to our page of Paris hotels for example). Pick a good title by making it exactly what the article is about. We
know it’s boring, but the fact is nobody is going to type “Sparkling Parisian Nights” into a search bar. They WILL type in
“Paris Fashion Week Parties”. Make it a point to have keywords towards the beginning of your title. In a world
overflowing with written content, it is very important that Upscale Living Magazine readers know who we are and what
we are about. We strive to bring readers unique and informative stories, with full disclosure.
Make sure you ALWAYS:
* Give credit for photography. See Upscale Living Magazine's photo submission policy.
* Cite your sources.
* Disclose if you are writing about anything that you have received for free. We require our writers to adhere to the FTC
Endorsement Guidelines. You can do this in the body of the article or below it. Learn more here.
Make sure you NEVER:
* Use photos you do not have the rights to.
* Write an article promoting a company, product or service you own, represent or have any other direct affiliation with.
FURTHER POLICY & GUIDELINES TO NOTE
Please note that aAcceptance of a pitch does not authorize you to represent Upscale Living Magazine. You must have a
Letter of Assignment. (See Representing Upscale Living Magazine, below)
If you do not pitch us your story prior to submission, the submitted article IS your pitch. We may accept or decline the
Please be sure your profile is complete. Submitted articles that are tied to incomplete profiles will not be published.
Representing Upscale Living Magazine
Writers that have solidified a relationship with Upscale Living Magazine, along with a proven track record of reliability,
integrity and strong writing may request authorization to represent the site under certain circumstances, in agreed
upon scenarios. This privilege is reserved for established writers only and requires the written consent of Upscale
Living Magazine. There are no exceptions.
No writer, under any circumstances, may approach a company, brand or entity of any kind as a representative of
Upscale Living Magazine without a Letter of Assignment.