Submission info

Submission Information for Williwaw Publishing

Alaska Weather Calendar

Have any good Alaska weather photos? Each year we publish approximately 40 of them in the Alaska Weather Calendar. We pay for photos with cash and calendars.

Summarized main points:

  • Although submissions are accepted year-round, each calendar issue needs to go to press eventually, and the lead time is long: I’m making photo choices in the fall 2 years prior to the cover year (ie., in fall 2024 I’m working on the 2026 calendar). If spots are filled, I will usually keep photos and consider them for the next calendar.
  • I’m looking for sharp, well exposed photos with strong weather and Alaska themes; please edit with this in mind
  • To keep total size reasonable, consider sending ~800-pixel-wide jpegs for review and I’ll request larger size if needed
  • Please add your name to the file metadata of each photo
  • Provide info about your photos, preferably in the file metadata
  • I need to know if you’ve used any special effects, edits or adjustments on your photos
  • We pay $50-200 per photo (depending on size) on publication, approximately May 1
  • If published, you can also get two free calendars and a link to your website
  • The special section subject for the 2026 calendar will be announced when it’s settled on, likely by September.

Options for sending photos:

  • Use our new file upload utility (password hint: what’s the name of that really big mountain people come to the last frontier to see? use all lower case)
  • Email them to photos at williwaw dot com if the total size does not exceed ~25 Mb. Please attach the photos to the email, rather than place or paste them inline in the body of the email.
  • Alternatives: use an online file depository such as or Dropbox or others. Or mail a CD or DVD.

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Have an idea?

We’re open for proposals on books or other publications. We publish Alaska non-fiction, especially earth sciences, natural history, history etc. Our niche so far has centered around weather and climate, and this subject area we are not restricting to Alaska. Start by writing or emailing us with a simple query outlining what you would like to accomplish. We will try to acknowledge each such query, and then go to the next step if interested, so don’t send any sample chapters, etc., at first.

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