The Modernist magazine is a quarterly print publication. You can submit an article or a photo story at any time, although we do work on a theme by theme basis.




..our next theme is HEALTH.

Be it the health and fitness craze of the early 20th century or the introduction of public health centres, the creation of the British NHS or the building of public pools and seaside pavilions - HEALTH has always been a modernist issue - so, write about whatever takes your fancy, as long as it is HEALTHY! (and it relates to 20th century design of course).

Deadline for submissions - 14th of January 2018 for the Spring Issue

If you have an idea, please get in touch before submitting so we can get an picture of what might be coming in.


As always, we invite contributors to interpret the theme in their own inimitable manner and with a broad imagination.

Here are our guidelines:

We are looking for essays or photo stories (essays of around 1000 words - but this is flexible) that focus on themes below, in twentieth century architecture and design. Our main focus is architecture or art and design related to architecture (such as interiors, glass, murals, furniture etc.), these can be from anywhere in the world but we do like to feature lesser known examples.

As ever we encourage a creative interpretation of our theme, we are not strict. Please contact us if you are interested in submitting an article, so we can gauge the range of articles to expect.

(Please note, The Modernist magazine is a volunteer led independent publication run on a shoestring budget and unfortunately there is no budget available to pay fees for contributions. Articles and photographs are requested in a spirit of friendly collaboration.)

Future themes & deadlines:

This is the year of the H's and after issue 25 HABITAT we move on to HEALTH, HOLIDAY and HIGH


Do contact us if you need any further information.

Send all submissions by e-mail to editor[at]

We’d like to know who you are, so please also include a one sentence biography.

We might not be able to reply to every submission. Our apologies if you do not get a reply. The Modernist team is very small and voluntary and we sometimes get overwhelmed with too much stuff to do.

Thank you

The Modernists