Freelancer Support Fund

The National Magazine Awards is pleased to offer a special discount to freelancer writers, photographers and illustrators who enter their own work for consideration.

The Freelancer Support Fund allows freelancers to submit their first two (2) entries at the discounted rate of $50* per submission or 50% of the regular rate.

The regular rate of $100 will apply to any submission entered in addition to the first two.

*This rate is offered until the early-bird deadline. After the deadline, the rate offered is $62.50.

The Freelancer Support Fund applies to entries for Writing and Visual Awards, for which there is a cash prize to the winning creator of $1000.

An eligible “Freelancer” is a person:

  1. who is not a staff member of a publication whose work they are submitting, and
  2. whose byline (as a writer, photographer or illustrator) appears on the work they are submitting.

When registering for the National Magazine Awards submissions process, all freelancers must register as an Individual (rather than a Magazine) submitter, in order to be eligible for the Freelancer Support Fund.

At the payment stage (following submission of entries), there will be an option to select “Freelancer Support Fund.” You will receive an invoice by email indicating the discounted entry fee.

The NMAF is a registered charity.  All fees paid for submissions are tax-deductible. There are more reasons than ever to enter your work for a National Magazine Award!