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We've put together some guidelines on the types of work we are looking for and our requirements for submission. Take a look through our FAQs for more information.

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Guidelines

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Check out our design guide to help prepare your work for Visual Capitalist.

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Check your graphic's narrative against Visual Capitalist's editorial guidelines.

FAQs

Whether you side hustle with data on Reddit or produce graphics full time for media, anyone can submit data-driven visuals for consideration by using the submission form. Our editorial team will review the work, usually in around 48 hours, and decide whether it meets our criteria.
Generally we’re looking for data-driven graphics that make the world’s data more accessible. Whether it’s a chart, an infographic, an interactive, or an animation, we’re looking for work that’s:
    • Visually interesting
    • Unbiased
    • Credible, with verifiable data sources
    • Appealing to our audience (see the Visual Capitalist site for the topics we cover)
You can read more detail about the criteria in our editorial guidelines.
Yes! As long as you’re the owner of the visual and it hasn’t been widely viewed before, we will consider using it.
Yes! There is no limit to the number of pieces you can submit. We will compensate creators for every visual that we use.
This is reserved for a visual that our Editors believe particularly stands out. That may be because it’s of an exceptional standard, is very different and unique, is newsworthy or timeless. There is no fixed number of Editor’s Choice visuals per month and there is no extra work a Creator can do to be considered.
Yes. Visual Capitalist only acts as a distributor of your work to our audience. It remains your work and we will credit you whenever we use it.
We try to review all work and make a decision as soon as we can. Often that’s in 48 hours but it can take longer if we have a lot of submissions. If it’s been longer than a week since you submitted please contact us at [email protected], with the subject line “Help: Submission” and we’ll find out what’s going on.

We pay you within 14 days of publishing your visual on the site. Simply send us your preferred payment details when requested and we’ll send you a bank transfer.

Just send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll make the changes for you!
Yes! We consider each submission on its own merits. Though if you received feedback from our team before, to avoid any disappointment, please make sure that feedback is taken into consideration before submitting any more pieces.
At this time, our audience is primarily based in North America and Europe, so pieces should be submitted in English. If your work has been published before in another language, feel free to submit a translated version.
Ideally, static graphics should be 1200px wide and no more than 3MB. Animated graphics should adhere to Vimeo’s guidelines. Larger graphics may be considered as well. Check out our technical guidelines for more information.

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