Magazine Submissions

Want to appear on the cover of Playboy or Maxim?

Here's how to submit your photos for consideration in print and online publications.

How Does a Model Get Started in Magazines?

The key criteria for appearing in many of the men's magazines is that a model must be at least 18 years of age and be willing to appear nude. Although many images in these publications feature partial or implied (assumed) nudity, every woman who applies must be willing to pose nude.

Many magazines allow a model to appear in competitor's publications. The model may have previously appeared in a mainstream men's magazine such as Maxim, FHM, Stuff, etc. While some publications prefer that a model's first nude appearance is in their magazine, this is not a requirement. In fact, opportunities for a model are not limited by previous magazine appearance.

What is the Model Submission Process for Magazines?

The most popular submissions are for Playboy and Penthouse. Red Chair Photography will submit photos to the publication(s) of the model's choice. We will work with a model to create a shoot(s) that specifically addresses the need for one or many magazines to maximize her chances of selection and success. All shoots are targeted to maximize the model's exposure.

What are the Requirements for a Shoot?

All models must be at least 18 years of age, or older, on the date of the shoot with two forms of ID to prove age (at least one must be a government issued ID with a photo).

Completion of an application/bio and a release will be provided and are required at the time of the shoot.

Are There Local Casting Calls?

Playboy holds annual open auditions for Playboy Playmates, Playboy Cyber Girl and Playboy Special Editions models in Chicago. This is the perfect time to get your portfolio ready for this casting call. Red Chair Photography can help with wardrobe selection, professional make-up application, hair styling and a submission ready photo package.