How to get your work featured on 45 of the best art, design and photography blogs

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If you’re an artist, photographer or designer keen to raise your profile and attract more clients, then there are hundreds of places online where you can submit your work and get published. Even better, if you make it on to one major art and design blog, you could see your work go viral and get shared amongst many more.

From inspiration sites and online magazines to popular Tumblr feeds with hundreds of thousands of followers, we share 45 of the best blogs to showcase your creative work and get noticed. We've even told you how to submit to each one – where possible, of course.

Sound good? If you want to grow your creative business, then start to get your name out there and show what you’re capable of.

If you'd like to submit your work to Creative Boom then we've provided our own handy submission guidelines. It's worth noting that we get over half a million readers each month, and naturally receive a lot of submissions – but we always try our best to reply to everyone. But enough about us! It's time to refer you to some of the world's best art and design blogs...

Art

1. Colossal

Colossal is a Webby-nominated blog that explores art and other aspects of visual culture. There are frequent quirky posts, but generally Colossal is a reminder that in the digital age there are still countless people making incredible work with their bare hands. Want to submit? Send a very brief email with a basic description of your work and attach a few relevant images at least 1,000 pixels wide. File size is not an issue.

Link: Submission Guidelines | Email: [email protected]

2. Booooooom

Booooooom was launched in 2008 by Vancouver-based artist Jeff Hamada. It is Canada’s highest traffic art blog, and one of the largest on the web. The site is an authoritative voice in the new contemporary arts scene, highlighting emerging talents, and launching the careers of many young artists internationally. The most effective way to share your work is to post an image and a link to one of the monthly submission posts – you can find the latest one here. Or you can submit your work via his Facebook Wall or Vimeo group.

Link: Submission Guidelines

3. Juxtapoz

A beautiful website featuring emerging artists and illustrators, along with the occasional erotic artworks. If you want your work to be considered for publication, then there's no easy way to submit to Juxtapoz. Perhaps strike up a conversation with managing editor Alex Nicholson on Instagram?

Link: Submission Guidelines

4. Contemporary Art Daily

One of the most famous art blogs, offering a real dose of inspiration to art lovers worldwide. If you want to submit your own art exhibition, then the site has provided official guidelines which request a press release in a PDF format, a checklist – particularly for group shows – and that images are shared via Dropbox or WeTransfer at the highest resolution available.

Link: Submission Guidelines | Email: [email protected]

5. Supersonic Art

A contemporary art blog curated by Zach Tutor, also with a substantial following on Tumblr. If you want to submit, Zach requests that you only provide links to your website/portfolio only.

Link: Submission Guidelines | Email: [email protected]

6. My Modern Met

My Modern Met is where art enthusiasts and trend-spotters connect over creative ideas, established in 2008. If you're an artist keen to share your work with the world – or indeed a photographer or designer – then send the team a short email including details of yourself and your project; a link to your work; two or three images at least 750 pixels wide.

Link: Submission Guidelines | Email: [email protected]

7. Yatzer

Yatzer is a really beautifully designed art and design blog, founded in 2007 by Greek interior designer Costas Voyatzis. Aiming itself at the higher end creative professional, it shares travel, architecture, design, fashion and – you guessed it – art. To submit a project, you have to email them high resolution images, at least 2,560 pixels wide, along with a decent press release.

Link: Submission Guidelines | Email: [email protected]

8. Hi-Fructose

Hi-Fructose is a quarterly print art magazine, founded by artists Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005. It also shares lots of art inspiration online via its popular blog. The site offers some detailed submission guidelines for both mediums, but simply requests that you email them a link to your work with 'Submissions' in the email subject line. Don't attach anything, and don't introduce yourself and waffle. Simple.

Link: Submission Guidelines | Email: [email protected]

9. ArtisticMoods

ArtisticMoods is a fun and ambitious blog devoted to serve you daily inspirations from the art world. Here, Sandra Apperloo shares and celebrates art from new and established artists. If you want to be included, then Sandra simply asks that you drop her an email.

Email: [email protected]

10. Aesthetica

Aesthetica is a British art and culture magazine. Founded in 2002, Aesthetica Magazine covers photography, visual art, music, film and theatre. It has a readership of over 284,000 and national and international distribution. The magazine includes features on art, film, music and performance, highlighting notable new exhibitions around the world and showcasing photography. To submit, just send a press release to the main editorial team – email address below.

Email: [email protected]

11. Design Boom

Founded in 1999, Design Boom is the world's first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine. Despite its habit of writing everything in lower case, it shares some very inspiring creative work and, even better, welcomes submissions. The site has provided some pretty detailed submission guidelines... But if you want a chance to get in front of its four million monthly readers, you'll have to first register an account with the site. Just click on the link below and follow the instructions.

Link: Submission Guidelines

12. Cross Connect Magazine

Cross Connect Magazine is a vibrant community comprised of content curators and artists. If you're searching for a place to discover new art, illustration and photography, look no further. To submit your own work for consideration, click on the link below and fill out the online form.

Link: Submit your work

13. Design Milk

Design Milk is a design blog featuring interior design ideas, architecture, modern furniture, home decor, art, style, and technology. Founded and run by the ever talented Jaime Derringer. To submit your art, email the address below and include the project title and photos at least 800 pixels wide along with a project description and website link.

Link: Submission Guidelines | Email: [email protected]

14. Bored Panda

Bored Panda is a colossal art and design blog, sharing truly inspirational creative work and with a huge global audience. But don't be surprised to find the odd cute kitten update or unicorn coloured hair post amongst the greatness. This site is a little different from others – you have to register and become a community member before you can 'add a post' to submit your own work. It then gets 'voted up' by everyone else, and if it's popular – it'll appear at the top of the home page.

Link: Submit your work

Graphic Design

15. Creative Review

Creative Review is the magazine for the creative industries. Established as far back as 1980, it's a respected source of inspiration and commentary. It's especially popular with graphic designers and has a separate 'blog' alongside its printed magazine. Want to submit online? Best to contact one of the editorial team and pitch your work – Patrick Burgoyne's the editor and he's very nice.

Link: Submit your work | Email: [email protected]

16. It's Nice That

It's Nice That is one of the best blogs on the web, championing creativity across the art and design world. For the best way to get your work in front of the whole team use the submit form by clicking on the link below. But don't be disheartened if you don't make the cut – the site gets over 100 submissions daily and naturally can't feature everyone.

Link: Submit your work

17. Design Clever

Design Clever is a collaboration started by Jonathan Ring and Bethany Baker, two aspiring graphic designers with a passion for everything design related. And they're happy to consider sharing your own work. Click on the following link to access the online submission form.

Link: Submit your work

18. Design Everywhere

Design Everywhere is a blog focused on showcasing carefully selected graphic design work. It's a daily dose of visual inspirations, collected by Preston Tham. If you want to submit your work, you must consider two requirements: quality and aesthetic, and works that are categorised under branding and identity, book, editorial, logo, layout, print, poster and typography. Whack an email to Preston and include 'Submission' in the subject line.

Email: [email protected]

19. Mirador

Mirador is the image-hunting work of Say What Studio, a graphic design duo based in Paris, France. They curate the most inspirational works out there and share them through this collection of projects. Simply email them if you want to be considered.

Email: [email protected]

20. The Design Blog

Founded, designed and curated by Ena Baćanović – a designer based in Zagreb, Croatia – The Design Blog brings you carefully picked high quality inspiration, featuring works of designers and design studios from all over the world. Helpful instructions are provided to help you successfully submit.

Link: Submit your work

21. Graphic Exchange

Fabien Barral is a freelance graphic designer whose innovative and unique designs attract clients from across the world. Fabien also runs the “graphic-exchange” blog, a popular online venue for graphic designers. If you want to be considered, he's always happy to be contacted. All he asks is that you email him, rather than fill out his contact form.

Email: [email protected]

22. Design Work Life

Design Work Life is a daily blog published by Seamless Creative, whose purpose is to share a love of design through daily design-centric inspiration. There are some helpful submission tips that you must read before you get in touch.

Link: Submit your work

23. Aisle One

An inspirational resource focused on graphic design, typography, grid systems, minimalism and modernism. I love the simplicity of this blog and the things they share are very inspiring. If you want to be considered, you simply drop them a line and share your work.

Link: Submit your work

24. Design Crush

Design Crush is a wonderfully curated design blog, founded and managed by the very friendly Kelly Beall. Not just sharing the visual communication side of design, she also loves to publish interior design inspiration. Very approachable and happy to accept submissions, you can contact her by clicking on the link below.

Link: Submit your work

25. Collate

A beautiful, elegant blog that allows the content to do the talking. Only the highest quality graphic design makes it on to its web pages. If you want to submit, just drop a line to Dave Smith of Sort Design, a graphic design studio in Belfast.

Email: [email protected]

26. Visuelle

Sharing the best graphic design everywhere, Visuelle is an inspirational blog by David Bennett. To submit, simply drop the guy a line.

Email: [email protected]

27. FormFiftyFive

Founded in 2005 by an ever-growing group of designers, illustrators, coders and makers eager to collect and share the best design work they came across, FormFiftyFive soon became an international showcase of creative work. If there’s a juicy bit of creative gold you’d like to see on FFF, or you’d just like to get in touch, email them on the address below.

Email: [email protected]

28. Design is Kinky

Curating since 1998, Design is Kinky is a hugely respected and established art and design blog, sharing the best work from new and established creatives worldwide. Not just focusing on graphics, the blog also loves to share art and photography. To submit, simply drop them an email using the following address.

Email: [email protected]

29. Identity Designed

ID features visual identities from designers and studios across the globe. The site attracts around 100,000 monthly page views, and if you want to share a project, the following link will help show you what they like. Just make sure you send some images of your work, at least 1,000 pixels wide – along with some accompanying details of the brief, your idea, typefaces used or customised, paper stock printed on, timeframe and tales of the unexpected.

Link: Submission Guidelines Email: [email protected]

Illustration

30. Ape on the Moon

Run by two inter-planetary apes, founded by illustrator Alex Mathers, with illustrator Philip Dennis based in London – Ape on the Moon documents all that is new and exciting about new illustration and the people that create it.

Link: Submit your work

31. Illustration Age

Illustration Age is a blog and professional resource for illustrators. The site regularly features handpicked resources such as online classes, digital tools, competitions and books.

Link: Submit your work

32. Eat Sleep Draw

Eat Sleep Draw was launched in 2007 and has since become the largest user-submitted blog on Tumblr. That means it has a substantial audience and your work needs to be on there. To submit, it's easy. Follow the link below and bear in mind that the blog gets over a thousand submissions per week, so make yours stand out!

Link: Submit your work

33. Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday is a weekly art challenge as well as an eye-catching blog and a lively, supportive online community that has been growing since 2003. If you want to submit your work for possible inclusion on the IF Blog, you can fill out the form via the link below. They like to receive three or five images with each submission, at least 800 pixels wide – along with a bio or a paragraph about yourself.

Link: Submit your work

34. Illustrators Lounge

A gorgeous little blog with minimalist, appealing design to allow the awesome illustration work it shares do the talking.

Link: Submit your work

35. Brown Paper Bag

Brown Paper Bag is an illustration-loving blog that celebrates the field in its many forms. BPB showcases illustration, and it’s more than just the editorial images you’d see in magazines. Fashion, tattoos, and illustrated products are all important parts of our visual culture and deserve their time to shine. Run by Sara Barnes. For years, Sara accepted email submissions but admits she wasn't great at reading them. So she now accepts submissions via Tumblr.

Link: Submission Guidelines | Submit: Upload here

Photography

36. Feature Shoot

Feature Shoot showcases the work of international emerging and established photographers who are transforming the medium through compelling, cutting-edge projects. With contributing writers from all over the world and a wide range of interests, they feature contemporary work in all genres of photography: fine art, documentary, portrait, still life, landscape and more.

For general submissions, email four or five images at 620 pixels wide, saved for web with no borders or watermarks, and don't send any zip files. You should also include a short bio and a description of your work. Put 'Submissions' in the subject line.

Link: Submission Guidelines | Email: [email protected]

37. Staged Photography

Staged Photography is a celebration of photographic art, celebrating the very image makers who tell compelling stories through their work. If you want to be featured, then read the instructions via the following link.

Link: Submit your work

38. A Secret

According to Diane Arbus: "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know". Here lies A Secret, a photography blog where you can submit your own work for consideration. Simply click on the link below, fill out the form and include your full name and link to your online portfolio or website.

Link: Submit your work

39. Ain't Bad Magazine

Ain't-Bad is an independent publisher of new photographic art. Founded in Savannah, Georgia by five emerging photographers. To submit, size your images to 1,000 pixels wide and accompany them with a detailed artist statement and biography, both in the third person, along with a link to your website. Then throw everything into a zip file and upload via the online contact form.

Link: Submission Guidelines

40. iGNANT

An award-winning online magazine featuring the finest art, design, architecture and photography. To submit, it's quite simple really. You click on their 'submit your work' link and a pop-up will provide a submission form for you to fill in. The site will request up to six images at least 670 pixels wide, along with a description of your work.

Link: Submit your work

41. Minimalissimo

Minimalissimo is a magazine that celebrates the best of minimalism in design from the past and present, curating work from both established names and talented newcomers. Covering many creative fields, with photography being one of them. If you want to put yourself forward, they welcome suggestions. You just have to provide a link to your work via the link below.

Link: Submit your work

42. Visual News

Visual News offers a growing collection of the world’s most compelling visual content, the stuff that makes us want to slow clap and see it again. Celebrating great work to give visual content makers insight and inspiration. Yes, they'll share painting, sculpture, collage and illustration – but they're also huge fans of photography. To submit your own work, fill out the form via the following link.

Link: Submit your work

43. Original Photographers

Original Photographers has been created to promote and draw more focus towards the hard working creators of original photography by promoting their work. There are actually three ways to get featured on this gorgeous blog. All styles and experience levels welcome. Use the online form below to fill out your details, providing your full name, a link to your work and a short bio and description. You can post up to three submissions per day.

Link: Submit your work

44. Lensblr

Lensblr is an advocate for the original photographers on Tumblr — the creators in the Tumblr world. Their goal is two-fold: first, to bring more attention to the creative works of these content creators on Tumblr. And second, to build a community among fellow photographers on Tumblr, and the people who enjoy their work. To submit, follow the link below.

Link: Submission Guidelines

45. Where Cool Things Happen

Wherecoolthingshappen.com is your daily resource for 'cool things', apparently. Sharing everything from travel and art to the best photography in the world. Get yourself on there by submitting your own work for consideration. Just fill in their contact form via the link below.

Link: Submit your work

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