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artwork submission guidelines

We are always looking for talented artists, photographers, and illustrators whose work is suitable for our books, card decks, and gift products. If you would like to have your work considered, send us nonreturnable samples such as color copies or tear sheets. Do not send original art or slides. We will then keep your work on file. When we need art or photographs, we look through our files until we find an appropriate stylistic match, then we will contact you if your work seems appropriate. Because of the volume of work we receive, we regret that we cannot respond personally to each submission.

If your work is available to view online or if you have an online portfolio, you may e-mail us a link to your work instead of mailing us samples. Online portfolios offer a significant advantage in that when we are searching for images, we often browse these portfolios to see the entire spectrum of a person’s work available for use. You may e-mail your portfolio’s Web site address to the attention of Christy Salinas at our corporate office in the U.S.

Please note that we prefer work that expresses a positive and uplifting feeling. Keep in mind that some of our recent titles have been about such topics as spirituality, self-empowerment, feng shui, metaphysics, angels and fairies, alternative health and fitness, relationships, and personal growth. We encourage you to choose samples to send that fit closely with these themes. We do not use cartoons or caricatures or art that expresses dark, scary, or melancholy themes.

If you have an idea for a complete project, such as a book or card deck, that includes both art and text, please contact an agent as we do not accept unsolicited manuscripts and projects must be submitted through an agent.

Our mailing address is:

Tricia Breidenthal, Art Director
Hay House
P.O. Box 5100
Carlsbad, CA 92018-5100


Thank you for your interest in Hay House, USA.