Lost Alphabet is an international publishing company accepting submissions for photography book publication. Entries can be between 8-384 pages. Selected Authors will receive 10 print copies of their book, which will be released worldwide. Applications are free to submit, and are juried blind by an international team. 

Lost Alphabet’s mission is to empower creatives. We have a unique structure that allows us to give authors vast creative freedom. Authors keep the copyright to their work at all times. Authors receive up to 50% of royalties from the sale of their book.

The last day to submit a project is 23:59EST, January 31, 2018.

Files should be a PDF titled First-Name_Last-Name_Photo_2018

Information on the jurors can be found here.

Print requirements, dates and eligibility below application. 

Entries can be between 8-384 pages. Photographs will be INKJET printed on #80 paper-stock. Books can be perfect bound or saddle stitch. 

Dimensions in inches:                   Dimensions in centimeters:

  1.       5.5"x8.5"                                       14 x21.6
  2.       8.5"x5.5"                                    21.6 x14
  3.       8.5"x11"                                     21.6 x28
  4.     8.25"x8.25"                                     21 x21
  5.  12.25" x12.25"                                   31 x31

Selected authors will be required to have a video chat with a representative about their project within ten (10) days of being notified of their nomination.

Selected authors will have thirty (30) days after notification of their selection to sign the contract. If the author does not sign, her selection is forfeited.

Selected applications will be notified by March 31, 2018.

Authors must be 18 years or older.

Authors must have a valid email address.

Co-authoring is acceptable.

Compilation manuscripts are acceptable, however each contributor must give permission(s).

All authors must have the legal right to publish their manuscript.

Proof of identity required.

Pseudonyms are acceptable, but identification verification will be needed for legal purposes.

Manuscripts may be in any language, however an English version must be available for review and publication. Authors who submit manuscripts in multiple languages will publish multiple books; one in English and one in the other language(s). Entries to the open call must be submitted in English. Authors will only need to sign one contract for multiple translations of the book.