Thank you for your interest in partnering with Retro Lovely Publishing.
Before you go any further please look at our existing partner list here.
We are currently only considering adding new Partner Studios who are not based within three hours of any of our existing partners.
We are also not considering those who are partnered with other publications. We feel you are better served focusing your efforts with one partner in this manner. We also openly discuss business and strategy with our partners which we require confidentiality.
If you've checked our list, determined you meet those first requirements, read on!
Retro Lovely is one of the most recognizable names in Pinup. In fact we are even referenced on Wikipedia under Pinup Girl!
No other publication has printed more pinup. Ever.
In 2021 we received over 5000 submissions! Think that's impossible? Well consider we also released 428 publications. Just a reminder, there are 365 days in the year.
We are also profoundly proud of the fact that in 2021 we helped roughly a dozen models earn a combined profit in excess of $7,000 for themselves. Wouldn't being associated with a publisher who is doing this get the attention of your clients?
We are doing things no other publisher is. And we are far from finished.
This extends to our partner studios. From saving them time, giving them opportunities and incentives to book more and better paying sessions to giving them feedback on their business, there is nothing comparable to what we offer.
In 2021 we revolutionized our submission and production process. It was key in helping us handle all those submissions. We are one of the only full-time publishers, meaning many of the magazines you will find today are someone's side job. For whatever reason. With us, it is our full time effort. In fact we have several freelance graphic artists on the team helping us run a tight ship.
With our new submission process we actually established dedicated, custom branded portals for each of our partner studios. Here they can see ALL their submissions in one place, check the status of them, even update their uploads right in the database! It's been a resounding success. So good that we are preparing to offer our system as a service to other publishers. We know we can save others a tremendous amount of time WHILE becoming better organized as well.
Imagine having your submissions all in one place, organized where you can know the status with a glance:
While we are busy, modern publishing is only so profitable. We can't go through the process of all it takes to add a new partner for everyone. We have found since we began that there has to be a fee attached to it.
How does that work?
There is an initial $100 portfolio review and application fee to get started. With this we provide you very detailed feedback on your work with suggestions for areas to consider. We actually don't like saying images are "good" or "bad" that's subjective. There are entire genres of music we personally do not care for. We also then provide more details on how being a Retro Lovely Partner Studio works.
If accepted there is an additional $150 annual fee to get your studio added to our roster and begin the process of setting you up to offer curated sessions where your clients can be guaranteed multi-page features in one of the most legendary pinup magazines. You also gain the ability to directly submit material bypassing the general submission form and we actively seek cover features from our partner studios. You will also never again have to fill out a release form for yourself (your clients still do).
You also become a member of our Partner Studio Facebook Group.
You also have direct access to our publisher who will work with you to help you grow your business. To date, every studio who has partnered with us has remained with us. There's a reason for that too, we work hard to help our partners.
We are now also offering Monthly Membership Billing on the balance of the membership after the initial application fee. This puts joining us at $100 initially and then $15 per month for the rest of the year which is ongoing as long as you remain a partner.