Submission Rules

If you choose to submit to Trend Prive Magazine, you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Trend Prive Magazine may change, add or remove portions of this Agreement at any time.  Please check the rules frequently. 

 

Guidelines for Future Contributors

 

TPM covers a wide range of topics, and of many lengths (some in both print and digital forms, and some in digital only), graphics, podcasts, videos, slide presentations, and just about any other media that might help us share an idea effectively.

Before presenting us your work, you should understand that we do not accept, tolerate or promote the following:

-hate speech, harassment, profanity, vulgarity or inappropriate material directed toward specific individuals or groups of individuals.

-obscene, defamatory or libelous content.

-copyrighted material for which you do not have the corresponding rights to publish.

-content that has already been published with other magazines or on the web. Only exclusive content, please!

-nudity.

-sexually explicit or suggestive material, including real or simulated images, text or video.
-offensive, profane, obscene, vulgar or inappropriate language or imagery.

-unlawful, prohibited, or regulated goods, products or services, including those that promote illegal or prohibited activities.

-graphic, obscene or violent content that is published for sadistic effect or to glorify violence.

-content that showcases animal cruelty (fur, burgers, zoos, etc)

– content that showcases usage of alcohol, drugs or smoking cigarettes.

 

 

Here are the five qualities we look for when evaluating what to publish:

  1. Expertise: You don’t have to be well known to be a contributor, but you must know a lot about the subject you’re writing about.
  2. Evidence: It’s not enough to know your subject deeply — you have to prove it to the reader. Referring to supporting research is one good way to do this; describing relevant examples is another. If you have interesting data, let us know.
  3. Originality: New ideas are rare and precious — and one of the primary reasons readers turn to TPM. If you’re writing about a well-worn topic, we’ll be looking for a unique argument or insight.
  4. Usefulness: TPM readers come to us not only to stay on top of new content in sustainable, ethical, cruelty-free and eco thinking, but also to change the way they and their organizations actually do things. If you can explain your thinking so that the reader understands how to apply it in a real situation, that will make it more powerful.
  5. Writing that’s persuasive and a pleasure to read: TPM readers are smart, skeptical and busy. If you don’t capture their interest right away, they will move on to something else.

 

General notes on process

We receive many more submissions than we can publish, and we often have to say no to good proposals due to limitations of space and time or because they’re not distinct enough from other pieces we have published. If we’ve passed on something you’ve submitted, please feel free to try again with another idea. If our editors have said no multiple times, it may mean your work isn’t a good fit for our audience.

Our editorial process is more thorough than many other publishers’, and you may be asked to do multiple rounds of revisions. Contributors frequently tell us that they appreciate the extra care and attention their work receives.

We retain final decision rights over headlines. Our editors have spent years learning which kinds of headlines give TPM pieces the best chance of being read, found online, and shared both on social media and in offices around the world. If we rewrite your title, it’s because we believe the revised version will help your idea reach the audience it deserves.

We strive for authenticity in our articles. We don’t publish pieces that have appeared elsewhere, that come across as promotional, or that do not include rigorous citations (though these may not appear in the finished piece). We ask our authors to disclose any financial relationships they have with companies cited in the proposed article. TPM typically holds copyright on the finished product, but authors continue to own the underlying ideas in their articles.

We try to evaluate ideas before we determine where and how to publish them. We will consider submissions that contain only a short pitch, and we can help determine whether the idea should become a magazine feature, digital article, podcast, graphic, video, or another format. That said, there are some differences between the submission processes for trendprivemagazine.com and the print magazine.

 

Process notes for Trendprivemagazine.com 

All submissions to the web are made on spec. It’s helpful if you send us a short pitch first so that we can give you early feedback, but we need to see a full draft before officially accepting a piece—even if we’ve asked you to write it, and even if you’ve written for us before. (If you don’t already have a relationship with a TPM editor, you can send your pitch to editor@trendprivemagazine.com). The web article should be a minimum of 200 words. Once approved, you will be asked to provide a minimum of 2 images (in 96dpi) and the image credits.

 

Process notes for the print magazine. 

The evaluation process for long-form features in the magazine is more formal. It’s fine to send a pitch for a magazine feature to an editor, but if the idea is promising, eventually you’ll be asked to submit a formal proposal and narrative outline. The proposal should answer the following questions, though it doesn’t need to be in a Q&A format.

  1. What is the central message of the article you propose to write?
  2. What is important, useful, new, or counterintuitive about your idea / article?
  3. How can your idea/article be applied today?

 

The narrative outline should be no more than 400 words and should lay out the structure of the proposed article. We want to understand how the logic of your argument will flow. Please illustrate your points with real-world examples or provide one extended, detailed example. (If you don’t have a relationship with a TPM editor, you can send your pitch to articles@trendprivemagazine.com). Once approved, you will be asked to provide a minimum of 2 images (in 300dpi) and the image credits.

Thanks for considering working with us.

 

Already approved for the Contributor / Team Member title, but what`s next?

 

You must agree with the following:

 

1. Trend Prive Magazine`s team operates on “Duty of Loyalty”, “Respect” and “Humanitarian Values”.

a. Your loyalty to TPM must show and you may not send the same content to other magazines – (no conflict of interest). Please read the Non-Compete
Clause (Section 3) below.
b. Your TPM contribution must be exclusive and original.
c. During your contributing contract with us, you must hold humanitarian values and understand our Mission. Your social media must NOT promote murder
of animals (steak / pork chops meals that you just had at X restaurant, your fur or real leather jacket, your fishing “victory”), animal imprisonment (“the
blast” you had at the SeaWorld or circus, etc.), child abuse, pornography, drugs, offensive or racist posts, vulgar vocabulary or unlawful activities.
d. Our image and reputation are very important to us and our contributors are as well.

 

2. TEAM CONTRACT

a. If you`re joining our team, TPM welcomes you on board! You have 3 months of trial until officially entering the team.
Until then, your status is of a contributor.
b. This contract is valid for one year. If you do not contribute in 1 month, you will be removed from the contributing list without any notice. You must contribute
at least once monthly in order to remain on the contributor`s list. You must contribute at least once weekly in order to remain on the Team List.
c. This team work, (for some it includes attending events, producing content, promoting and/ or providing partnerships) is similar to training and TPM will
provide letters of recommendation, if requested by the excellent contributing members.
d. TPM derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the contributing member.
e. TPM does not guarantee its contributing members a job outside our team and no contributing members are entitled to a job at the conclusion of this
contract.
f. The TPM contributor understands that he/ she is not entitled to wages for the time spent on the team or contributing.
g. You agree that you are 18 years or older.

 

3. Non-compete Clause

A non-compete clause (often NCC), or covenant not to compete (CNC), is a term used in contract law under which one party (the TPM team member) agrees not to enter into or start
a similar profession or trade in competition against another party (the Trend Prive, LLC.).
a. During your team work or collaboration you will not directly or indirectly engage in any
business that competes with Trend Prive Magazine and soliciting any customer of Trend Prive Magazine for personal benefit or the benefit of a third party
that is engaged in such business.

 

CREATIVES 

(Make-up artists, Photographers, Stylists, Hair Stylists, Retouchers and graphic designers) may collaborate with other magazines, as long as everything is done separately and in good faith. If you don`t do anything shady, then we won`t have a anything to worry about.

4. Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests, financial interest, or otherwise, one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation of the individual or organization.
a. TPM`s relationship with the team members and contributors must be based on trust. TPM places its trust and confidence in you to act in TPM`s best interests and you shall represent with loyalty and respect.

It is considered Conflict of Interest when:
b. A Contract or Transaction between TPM`s customers/ artists and you (the team contributing member) being done on behalf of TPM, but with hiden
objectives and no mention of it to our CEO.
c. A Contract or Transaction between TPM`s customers/ artists and an entity in which a Responsible Person (you /TPM contributing team member) has a
Material Financial Interest of which he/she does not mention to the TPM CEO.
d. A Responsible Person (TPM contributing team member) competing with TPM in the rendering of services or in any other Contract or Transaction with a
third party.
e. Gifts, Gratuities and Entertainment over $200.
A Responsible Person (TPM team member) accepting gifts, entertainment, or other favors from any individual, company, artist or entity that: (i) does or
is seeking business with, or is a competitor of TPM. If the company/ individual or entity are gifting you or awarding you with a “Thank you” present after
we`ve promoted them, that is OK to accept. The making of a THANK YOU gift to TPM (as an appreciation for the business done) is not a Contract or Transaction.
Do NOT accept gifts of a value higher than $200 prior to doing a clear TPM business transaction. If you`re unsure about the price of the gift, then do
not accept it. Unless you`ll claim it under your taxes, all gift matters must be acknowledged by the CEO.
f. Styling a photoshoot without an approved letter from the CEO.
Must NOT act on behalf of TPM without an authorized letter from the CEO. Must sign the letter and agree with the letter`s terms and conditions prior to
taking action and styling a photoshoot.
g. A Contract or Transaction of any agreement or relationship involving the sale / promotion or purchase (of goods, services, or rights of any kind) without a
letter from the CEO. A client is quick to sue if they don`t sign a contract. Always ask the CEO for a contract/ agreement letter!
h. Confidentiality.
Each Responsible Person (TPM contributing team member) shall not disclose confidential information acquired in connection with such status or information
the disclosure of which might be adverse to the interests of TPM.

 

5. DEFAMATION- LIBEL AND SLANDER- Terms and conditions

Defamation is an area of law that provides a civil remedy when someone’s words end up causing harm to your reputation or your livelihood.
Libel is a written or published defamatory statement, while slander is defamation that is spoken by the defendant.
a. There is always a delicate balance between one person’s right to freedom of speech and another’s right to protect their good name.
You shall NOT bad-mouth / post/ publish/ review negative comments that can cause harm to any TPM endeavours (customers, readers, team, policies, etc.).
Leave all the Facebook venting or drama aside and keep a grown-up and professional presence.
b. You may not use deflamatory statements (in your work or on your personal social media), have an offensive or unprofessional vocabulary and image or
create drama/ gossip that can cause TPM`s reputation to suffer.

 

6. Plagiarism

a. You are the owner of the content (article, image, video clip/s, etc.) and TPM shall not be responsible for any copyright infringement, plagiarism, psychologically
disturbing or offensive content.
b. You must NOT plagiarize / steal content and pass it as your own. Your work must be original.

 

7. Liability

TPM, LLC are not liable for costs, if any, occurred while engaging in / for TPM activities.
Please only carry out a shoot / go to an event, etc. if you can financially afford to and have the necessary insurance to cover any unforeseen damage.
YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING
DEATH, as a result of participating in any ACTIVITY, whether supervised or unsupervised.
You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Trend Prive, LLC for any loss, liability, judgment, settlement, damage or costs, including court costs and
attorney’s fees.

 

8. Policy must be signed annually

The TEAM Contributing CONTRACT and its policy shall be reviewed and signed annually by each contributing member.
Any changes to the policy shall be communicated immediately to all the team contributing members.

 

9. Submission`s Rules

a. Understanding of the mission.
b. Crediting TPM. You shall credit (and use the appropriate social media hashtags) when posting TPM content on personal social media pages.
c. You will represent the Trend Prive, LLC company in a very professional manner at all times, including on your private and personal social media channels.
d. Unfortunately we do not supply free copies of the magazine or pay for submissions.
e. Commissioning letters do not guarantee the publishing of an editorial or article. The Chief Editor will make the final decision. Decisions are based on the
quality of submission and space available in the magazine. The issue that your editorial will be published in may also be subject to change.
f. You will submit the content by the deadline. No late submissions.
g. All editorials must have a strong, humanitarian, creative, orginal and clear story.
h. No political statements.
i. You read and agreed with the : http://trendprivemagazine.com/general/terms-of-service/

 

Additional info for Writers / Editors

a. Please review, edit and send your content only once with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation.
b. All materials published by the TPM (including, but not limited to, articles, illustrations, interviews, also known as the “Content”) are owned or controlled
by the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content
accessed through the Submission.
c. You are the owner of the article/ interview and we shall not be responsible for any copyright infringement, plagiarism, psychologically disturbing or offensive
content.
d. You must provide a minimum of 2 images per article. Nobody likes to see a page with nothing but writing on it. Let`s give our readers the best visual.
e. Trend Prive Magazine is strictly exclusive. The content you submitted to us is not published in other magazines, nor will be published in other magazines
after us.

 

Additional info for Creatives

a. Commissioning letters do not guarantee the publishing of your editorial. The editor will make the final decision. Decisions are based on the quality of
submission and space available in the magazine. The issue that your editorial will be published in may also be subject to change.
b. Please stick to the deadline and have arranged model release forms where appropriate.
c. Should you be unhappy with any of the points brought up, please discuss them with us prior to submitting.
d. Unfortunately we do not supply free copies of the magazine. This is simply because of printing cost. However we will happily provide links to the PDF
format or information of where the magazine can be purchased.
e. Creatives, once your shoot has been approved and shot, please provide us with proof images. This allows us to select our favorite images and saves you time
editing. We will then ask you to edit the selected images to your best ability.
f. Graphic Designers and Illustrators we would love to see samples of your work. Please either send us low res images or a link to your work.

 

Additional info for Wardrobe/ Prop Stylists

a. TPM does not promote murder of any animals (real fur, animal skulls). If your styling promotes any of the mentioned, we will eliminate you from our
magazine without any notice.
b. Be creative. Be original.
c. We don`t care for animal print fabrics.
d. No last season styles.
e. No drugs. No guns. No political speech.
f. Must be reliable and have a great reputation.
g. Must be professional and have a great portfolio.
h. The stylist that wants to approach a designer for a photo-shoot intended to be submitted to us, must require a letter of agreement from our CEO. Do NOT
approach a designer on our behalf without an authorized letter of agreement from us.
i. The stylist must research the designers / brands that will be featured in our magazine and make sure that the specific brands are animal-cruelty free.
j. The stylist must send the signed letter back to us and make sure that the designer/ brand is respectable and provided a physical address.
k. Must return the designer`s items by the promised date and in excellent condition.
l. We are not liable for costs, if any, occurred at your shoot. Please only carry out a shoot if you can financially afford to and have the necessary insurance to
cover any unforeseen damage.
m. The cover story is never guaranteed prior to seeing the final results. Please do NOT make any (false) promises to any designer/s.

 

Additional info for Photographers

a. The images must be high-resolution, no less than 300dpi.
b. All credits – from models and their agencies used to assistants that helped at the shoot and products and brands featured. The editorial must have a title.
c. A clear and detailed mood-board must be presented to the TPM CEO prior to start planning the cover shoot. You understand that we are not liable for
costs, if any, occurred at your shoot. Please only carry out a shoot if you can financially afford to and have the necessary insurance to cover any unforeseen
damage.

 

10. Events

a. You will represent TPM in a very professional manner. (Please dress classy, no real fur, no animal print and no real leather. Proper vocabulary is a must.)
b. You`ll represent TPM as a contrinutor and your blogger status must be separated while covering the event/s.
b. You understand that we are not liable for costs, accidents, loss, etc. therefore please attend only if you can financially afford to and have the necessary
insurance to cover any unforeseen damage or loss.
c. You will provide all the coverage to Trend Prive Magazine (in high-resolution) and credit Trend Prive Magazine when using it.

 

11. Social Media

a. Branding
– Must help spread our logo as much as possible;
– Must help spread the #trendprivemagazine hashtag as much as possible;
– Must help with social media interaction and improve social media engagement;
– Must have a professional approach and an exceptional English grammar;
– Must engage properly on behalf of the brand;
– Must follow a monthly plan and present it to the CEO. Weekly goals must be discussed as well.
b. Engagement procedures, including how to react if you see negative content regarding our brand.
– Apply the motto :” The customer is always right.” Your customer service skills must be exceptional.
– Must credit original sources if you are reposting.
– Most feedback we receive is constructive, and any substantive criticism of our content should be taken seriously.
c. Online etiquette and customer service protocols;
– A thoughtful note from a reader or viewer that leads to a correction by us deserves an email or tweet of thanks (try to avoid repeating the original
error). If someone offers a business-like criticism of a story or image but has their facts wrong, it’s good to reply professionally, time permitting, to
clarify the facts.
However, it’s best to avoid protracted back-and-forth exchanges with angry people that become less constructive with each new round.
Abusive, bigoted, obscene and/or racist comments should be flagged immediately. Please inform the CEO of any unwanted drama.
d. Social media post approval processes;
Your post must be scheduled. An editor must review it prior to posting it.
e. OPINION
TPM Team must be aware that opinions they express may damage TPM’s reputation as an unbiased source of news. TPM Team must refrain from
declaring their views on contentious or political issues in public forums.
Trash-talking about anyone (including a team, company or celebrity) reflects badly on the whole team and on our company. Assume your tweet will be
seen by the target of your comment. The person or organization you’re deriding may be one that a TPM colleague is trying to develop as a source.
Posts and tweets aimed at gathering opinions for a story must make clear that we are looking for voices on all sides of an issue.
f. PRIVACY
TPM Team should be mindful that any opinions or personal information they disclose about themselves or team members may be linked to the TPM’s
name. That’s true even if team members restrict their pages to viewing only by friends. We recommend customizing your privacy settings on Facebook
to determine what you share and with whom. However, as multitudes of people have learned all too well, virtually nothing is truly private on the
Internet. It’s all too easy for someone to copy material out of restricted pages and redirect it elsewhere for wider viewing.
– Be aware that others will associate you with your “ employer “when you identify yourself as such. Please ensure that your Facebook, Linked-in, Xing,
Instagram, MySpace, etc. and related content is consistent with how you wish to present yourself with clients and team members.
g. INTERACTING WITH USERS
TPM is strongly in favor of engaging with those who consume our content. The team should feel free to ask their followers on social networks for
their opinions on news stories, or to put out a call for witnesses and other sources, including people who have captured photos or video that TPM
might want to authenticate and use.

12. Safety

– Must keep the financial disclosures private and safe.
-For safety reasons, you must always log out after accessing our social media accounts, website or TPM email.
– Must create a secure password and change it regularly;
– Avoid spam, phishing attacks, and human error;
– Any response we make to a reader or viewer could go public. Email, Facebook messages and Twitter direct messages may feel like private communications,
but may easily find their way to blogs and political pressure groups, attorneys and others. Please keep this in mind!

 

13. Respect our audience

Don’t use ethnic slurs, personal insults, obscenity, or engage in any conduct that would not be acceptable in Trend Prive`s workplace. If you are in a
virtual world as ours, please dress and behave accordingly. We all appreciate respect.

 

14. Sales Team

– When approaching non-profit organizations, please know that we are NOT charging them for promotion.
– When bringing in sales, your profit is 20%.
– You must file your own taxes. Trend Prive, LLC is not responsible or liable for your taxes.

 

15. Personal Business

If you own or are planning to get your own LLC, please know that we will not accept you on the team if:
– Your brand is in competition (magazine, PR and/ or marketing firm)
– Your brand promotes the contrary to our mission (promotes alcohol, drugs, cruelty of animals, etc.)
– You own an illegal business.
– Own a bad quality or an unfinished website.

 

Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk

      1. You understand that we are not liable for costs, if any, occurred at your shoot. Please only carry out a shoot if you can financially afford to and have the necessary insurance to cover any unforeseen damage.

2. I am fully aware that there are inherent risks involved with attending events (fashion weeks, conventions, photo-shoots, etc.), including but not limited to possible physical injury, loss of items or loss of life (i.e. includes but is not limited to rock climbing / nature photography), and you choose to voluntarily participate with full knowledge that may be hazardous to yourself and our company.

3. I VOLUNTARILY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, that may be sustained by me as a result of participating in any ACTIVITY, whether supervised or unsupervised. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Trend Prive, LLC for any loss, liability, judgment, settlement, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney’s fees.

4. I am aware that I should review my personal insurance coverage.

5. I hereby certify that I am at least 18 years of age and am legally competent to sign this release form.

6. I will provide all the coverage to Trend Prive Magazine (in high-resolution) and credit Trend Prive Magazine when using it.

7. I will NOT sell it or use it for other (personal) purposes.

8. I understand that loyalty and respect are very important to Trend Prive Magazine.

9. I will credit (and use the appropriate social media hashtags) when posting the images on personal social media pages.

10. I will represent the Trend Prive, LLC company in a very professional manner at all times.

11. I will submit the content by the deadline. No late submissions.

12. Commissioning letters do not guarantee the publishing of your editorial. The editor will make the final decision. Decisions are based on the quality of submission and space available in the magazine. The issue that your editorial will be published in may also be subject to change.

13. Unfortunately we do not supply free copies of the magazine or pay for this submission. This is simply because of printing cost. However we will happily provide links to the PDF format or information of where the magazine can be purchased.

14. Should you be unhappy with any of the points brought up, please discuss them with us prior to attending the event.

15. I  hereby represent that I have read these Terms and Conditions in their entirety and understand that I am giving up substantial rights by agreeing, and attending the event voluntarily as my own free, act and deed; no oral representations, statements, or inducements apart from this release form have been made.

I execute this document for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by the same, now and in the future.

Now, what do I need to know before posting  my first article?

1. Pick only one category per article.
2. An image should not be larger than 1MB. Always resize your images prior to dumping them on the TPM website. Here`s a link that resizes and keeps the quality: https://bulkresizephotos.com/
3. The featured image must be good quality / resolution and the size should fit right and not mess up the homepage`s look. A lot of the “Featured Images” are either too long or too small. Please review the look of your article before moving to the next one. The presentation and homepage layout are also important.
4. No watermarked images are allowed;
5. No Getty images are allowed on the TPM website;
6. Must respect our mission (no promotion of drugs, alcohol, murder of any kind, animal or human cruelty, pornography, etc).
7. No promotion of other magazines (using other magazine`s covers, images or simply promoting another magazine). This is “Publishing 101” rule and although is common sense to most, we`ve actually had to remove such content.
8. ALWAYS must credit ALL images. Add a source (example: “Source: Pexels.com” or the photographer`s name) in the photo description.
9. No plagiarism is allowed. Always cite your work, if you used unoriginal content. This is a good source for citacion: http://www.citationmachine.net/
10. The article must be a minimum of 200 words.
11.Remember that “TPM is the first humanitarian luxury magazine”. The article must cater to our demographic and be a useful or inspirational read.

Do you have more questions?

Contact us at: contact@trendprivemagazine.com

Trend Prive Magazine may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Submission at any time, including the availability of any Submission feature, database, or content. TPM may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Submission without notice or liability.

You must agree to our terms (in entirety) before any interaction between yourself and Trend Prive Magazine. Thank you for your time, interest, understanding and collaboration.

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