Femme Fatale DC Photobook ’17 Call for Submissions

By Editorial Team on October 26, 2017

Deadline: Tue, 14 November 2017


Deadline: November 14, 2017




Femme Fatale DC is thrilled to open the call for submissions for their first annual Femme Fatale Photobook to be distributed in print in the capital of USA, The District of Columbia, as well as distributed online in December 2017. The photobook will be size 8.5 x 11 soft back of up to 120 pages. The number of pages will be determined by the number of photographs selected. Submissions accepted from October 8th to November 14th. Follow the project @femmefatalephotobook.

Here’s how it works:
1.Review the six moodboards below. Each moodboard represents a distinct identity/angle of a Femme Fatale. A Femme Fatale is a womyn who is confident, intelligent, independent, strong, and conscientious.

2. Choose one or multiple moodboards as the inspiration for your photography. We are not providing any further instruction on the IDEA of what we are looking for, besides the moodboards below. Your photos must be relatable to the themes we presented in the moodboards – you have creative freedom to go from there. Let your imagination take you far!

3. Submit this form with your photography below, following the requirements listed here, as well as your submission fee by 11:59pm on November 14, 2017. There is an upfront and one time submission fee of $20 that must be paid via PayPal to info@femmefataledc.com, due upon submitting this form. If we do not receive the application fee by 11:59pm on November 14th, your photography will not be reviewed. Only womyn (women) photographers are allowed to submit photographs to be published in the photobook. Men who apply will be rejected. If you are caught applying as a womyn fraudulently, you will be rejected.



5-10 images
JPG format, 72 dpi
sRGB color profile
Must be exclusive and unpublished*


We only accept exclusive content. Femme Fatale requests that the contributed articles remain exclusive to our site for 45 days after which time they may be republished on another outlet.

We only accept submissions from the photographer.

You may submit up to 10 photos.
If selected, we will choose a maximum of 4.
Selected Photographers will be notified by November 15th.
Final, high-resolution photos to be submitted via drop box by Nov 20th.

Creative Direction: It’s important that you understand Femme Fatale’s vision and aesthetic. Please reference our mood boards for inspiration.

Team Credits: Please include team credits and social media handles / websites (if applicable)

Compensation: We do not pay for submissions. Any expense or cost of your editorial is at your own risk. However, we will passionately promote your work on our social media outlets, in the photobook and more if your work is selected.

The GRAND PRIZE will be awarded to the photographer who exhibits the most creative expression of the Femme Fatale themes presented in the moodboards below.

Grand Prize Winner: 46 x 60″ Metro ad of the winning photo featured in the WMATA Metro in Washington, DC on display for one month PLUS winner takes homes a second 46 x 60″ ad to keep. Winning photo will be placed as the front cover of the photobook. Photographer receives a copy of the photobook and a two week solo show at Spring FFDC Shop which will be open March – May 2018.

Honorable Mentions:
2nd Place: Photo placed as back cover of the photobook. Photographer receives a copy of the photobook and one week solo show at Spring FFDC Shop which will be open March – May 2018.
3rd Place: Photographer receives a copy of the photobook. Photo placed as inside cover of the photobook.

The top 10 photos will ALL be included in an exhibition at the release party of the photobook, at the Femme Fatale DC A/W Store (100 Florida Avenue NE) in December 2017.

PS We spell womyn with a “y” as a reminder to one another that each of you is whole on your own.