If our Editors decline your work and you're not sure why, you can ask for feedback.
What checks are in place to ensure an editor hasn't declined my work by mistake?
Stocksy's Editors follow a Content Policy that guides us to maintain an open-minded and collaborative approach to editing within our team and with contributors.
We walk a tricky line between supporting each artist (allowing an opportunity to have your work seen) and upholding the values our clients hold dear (expecting a top-tier, strictly curated collection without filler). Our collection standards constantly evolve through conversation, research, data, and sometimes trial and error.
Although one editor will usually sign the decline note, this does not mean that only one set of eyes has checked your content. The editors continuously discuss and share your work during their editing sessions, and multiple staff members review all declined content every week. Each decline goes through at least four sets of eyes.
That said, we don't always get it right, and we're open to all requests for feedback or reconsideration. If we re-review and decide not to overturn your content, we ask you to respect our decision.