H&E naturist magazine is the oldest naturist magazine in print and is published by Hawk Editorial Ltd and edited by Sam Hawcroft.
H&E seeks fresh and invigorating naturist and naked-themed material for the only commercially distributed monthly naturist magazine in the world and its online version (www.henaturist.net). Editorial requirements are as follows:
We are looking for well-written material on life with a naturist angle. This includes experiences, observations, naturist politics, travel, history, etc. Some space in each issue is given over to features and essays on the naked human body in society, history, art, culture, and everyday life.
Certain subjects have been done to death. Features on the following subjects are, in most cases, not required: body shaving, piercing, tattooing, circumcision, sexual experimentation, life modelling, and so on.
Health features are also considered, especially if they have naturist relevance.
Word count: the preferred length for features is 800-1,250 words. Please do not send us essays of more than 2,000, as they will almost certainly be cut or rejected. There must be enough room for pictures to lead the story.
Good accompanying photographs illustrating feature articles will mean the feature is more likely to be published.
The Opinion column is designed to give a platform for more controversial points of view in the naturist world. Word limit 750, fee £65 with suitable photo(s), £50 if no accompanying photo. All other fees are by negotiation - if no fee is requested and agreed on up front, H&E reserves the right to set its own fee.
Click here for a copy of our model release form
From 2012, our photo policy has changed in an effort to reposition the magazine away from the top shelf and into the mainstream magazine sector. This means that photos submitted for print publication must contain no full-frontal lower-half genitals. Back views and nipples are acceptable. The photos must look as natural as possible, and avoid coy or deliberately covered-up poses. Fully nude pictures are used in our online galleries, though there is no payment for this.
We require nude photos of men, women, and couples of all ages. It is the authentic ‘naturist look’ that we are interested in and we prefer photos of people doing things other than simply sunbathing or posing for the camera. We also require photos of beaches and naturist venues from all over the world to illustrate our travel and club features and as stock.
We do not use photographs taken inside the house or bedroom. We do not like photos where the subject’s face is turned away from the camera or is deliberately obscured, i.e. by sunglasses, large hats, etc.
UK legislation forbids female nipples and the genitals of either sex on the front covers of magazines. These are usually obscured by cover lines.
We do not like photos illustrating articles that consist of shots of empty pools, beaches or deserted club lawns.
Cover £120. High-resolution digital images are essential – we do not accept prints or transparencies for cover photos.
General editorial photos – for every photo used on editorial pages, depending on the size used on the page, we pay from £10 to £30. High-res digital photos are more likely to be used; 6x4 holiday snaps are too small and will not blow up to full-page size.
There is no payment for online-only publication (as in the Gallery Extra).
If you do not have digital photos, we can accept rough 72 dpi scans (no higher please) of prints via e-mail for viewing purposes but we must have the prints for reproduction in the magazine. Domestic flatbed scanners generally fail to produce satisfactory results for magazine reproduction.
PLEASE NOTE: We no longer accept transparencies.
If you have digital photos then please submit them on a CD or DVD with accompanying thumbnail printout and model release (see below).
Like most publishers, Hawk Editorial uses Apple Macs, and PC users are requested to ensure that the discs they produce (‘burn’) from their PCs are readable by Macs. If in doubt, consult your Windows help files before burning. When burning a disc on a PC please select the option that permits your disc to be ‘read by any computer’.
Discs of high-resolution digital photographs must be sent by post, or the images posted to a website for us to download using FTP.
However, for assessment purposes a small selection of images can be sent via e-mail as low resolution JPEGS. Please do not send high-resolution images by e-mail unless by prior negotiation. Keep your JPEG files to 25 - 100kb per photo please at 72 dpi.
We do not return discs, so please ensure you have other copies of your photos.
MANIPULATING DIGITAL PHOTOS
Please do not manipulate your digital photographs in any variety of image editing software. We require copies of the original captured image in order to reproduce your photographs faithfully in the magazine. Manipulated images may look fine on your monitor but may not reproduce well on the printed page.
Please submit your written work in one of the following ways.
1. Via e-mail to:
– preferably as a Word document (.doc) or plain text (.txt) file attachment.
2. As a double-spaced manuscript on A4 using a basic and legible font. Please do not use fancy or serif fonts. Use a sans serif font such as Arial, Swiss, Helvetica, or near matches. Do not use full justification; use left-hand justification only. If you must submit your work on paper, make sure the type is not feint. We do not like typewritten manuscripts as these are difficult to scan.
3. We do not accept hand-written submissions.
4. If you are sending your manuscript along with a disc of photos, please put the document file on the disc too.
PLEASE NOTE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO WE ACCEPT PROGRAM FILES (.exe .zip .pif etc.) VIA E-MAIL.
THESE FILES ARE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED BY OUR ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON FIRST USE AND OUR PAYMENT TERMS
We require first use on all work submitted. It may take us some time – often up to several months – to use submitted work. If we do use your texts or photographs, we require that no other naturist magazine or website use the material, or substantially the same material, before its appearance in H&E naturist and on the website and for six months after its appearance in H&E naturist and on the website. This clause works on a trust principle and if H&E naturist-published work does appear in another magazine or website, in violation of this reasonable clause, then any further contributions from the author or photographer will not be accepted.
Payments in £ sterling (cheques only) are made around the end of the month of the cover date on the magazine in which the work appears.
All prints must be labelled with the name of the photographer and a return address. Do not write on the reverse of photos as this often shows through or the ink does not dry and then smudges on stacked prints. Use a label.
All persons specifically posed or photographed with their consent for publication must sign a model release form giving permission for their photo to appear in H&E naturist magazine and on the website. Copies of model release forms are printed in H&E every month or you can print off a copy of our model release form from the website (www.henaturist.net). Other people nude in public places, whether in the foreground or background, do not require model releases, but use of such photos will be at our discretion.
Current H&E naturist policy prefers writers and photographers to use their real names. We understand that in certain cases this may not always be possible and are happy to discuss this with contributors.
We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to prints – although we will do our utmost to make sure that your material is looked after and returned in the original condition. You are recommended to use recorded delivery post.
Please, on no account send us your only copy of a print, transparency, or digital file. We do not return printed manuscripts or CDs/DVDs.
ALL WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL MUST BE SENT TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS
Hawk Editorial Ltd
PO Box 545
Telephone 01482 342000
If dialing from outside the UK prefix the number with 44 and drop the first 0 of the area dialing code.