How to be a successful publisher on Kavyar
I. Platform overview
II. Make your Publisher Page look great
III. Make your calls for work stand out
IV. How to get more exposure
V. Growing your brand and reputation
VI. Getting Help
Best in Design
Logo Best Practices
How to Update Your Payout Info
How to Send Tear Sheets to Contributors
Publisher Page Overview
How to Upgrade Your Account
How to Add a Cover Image to a Call for Work
How to Upload a Logo
Starring Calls For Work
Adding Pro Discounts
How to Upload Featured Published Work
How to Upload a Cover Image to a Publisher Page
Creating Call for Work Options
How to Add Guidelines and Response Templates
PRO Upgrade Commission Program
Sponsored Calls for Work
How to Add Team Members to Your Publisher Account
Adding Submission Options
Genre list update
Creating Private Calls For Work
How to Add a Call For Work
48-Hour Response for PRO Members
Cancel my publisher subscription
How to Update Your Publisher Information
How to Add Rights and Exclusivity
Overview of Calls for Work
How to Add a Mood Board
How to Fill Out Basic Info
Call for Work Option Included Services Glossary
How to Add a Tagline and Bio
How to Add Image and Wardrobe Credit Requirements
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How to Add a genre or theme to a call for work
How to Add and Remove Featured Magazine Covers
Kavyar Community and Membership
Glossary of Genres
My Portfolio Was Not Accepted. What Next?
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Portfolio Website and Bio Link
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What Is a Portfolio Website?
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How to Edit Your Bio Link
FAQ - Portfolio Website and Bio Link
Connecting a Name.com Domain to Your Kavyar Site
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How to message publishers on a submission
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My Portfolio Was Not Accepted. What Next?
Updated by Justin Kramer
You Can Still Use Kavyar
It’s important to note that you can still submit work to publishers and communicate with them.
However, your ability to interact with the wider Kavyar community will remain limited until your portfolio meets the criteria for being accepted by the community review team.
Why Wasn’t My Portfolio Accepted?
Unfortunately, our review team cannot provide individual critiques. Common reasons for not being accepted are given below.
- Not enough images
- Not enough variety / too many images with the same looks
- Missing links to your Instagram and website
- Missing credits for your teammates
- Inconsistent quality of work. Show only your best images.
- Relying too heavily on a glam or alt-model aesthetic. While glam and alt photography is allowed on Kavyar, we have decided to set a different tone from sites like Model Mayhem.
- Screenshots of work embedded within an app or website. Upload original images or ask a teammate to do so and credit you.
- Low-quality mobile phone photos or selfies
- Does not meet Kavyar standards of aesthetics or tone
We encourage you to resubmit your portfolio once you feel you have updated it to meet Kavyar's standards.