Overview of the PSA Journal

Managing Editor

✉ Larry Cowles, FPSA, GMPSA/G·

Assistant Managing Editor

✉ Sharon Prislipsky·

Each month PSA members have the opportunity to read feature articles in the full-color PSA Journal. These articles are written by members, for members. The articles include many "how-to" ideas and techniques, and cover a variety of topics of interest to the photography enthusiast.

The PSA Journal is mailed to a member's home address and is also available online as a downloadable pdf or a mobile version at the first of each month. A recent issue of the PSA Journal is available as a sample to share the Journal's quality writing and graphic design with prospective members and advertisers.

This section of the PSA website also includes:

  • The Distinctive Image Series of articles
  • The PSA Journal Columnists and News Editors
  • Guidelines to Write for the PSA Journal
  • An area to upload potential articles with the related photographs, and
  • Media Kits that provide the PSA Journal advertising specs and rates.

Journal Awards
PSA recognizes those members who contribute to the PSA Journal. Points are given for articles and images that are published and these points lead to Editorial Stars. The Charles Keaton Award is presented to a PSA Journal contributor who has supported the magazine for a long period of time with feature articles. The Elmore R. Chatham Memorial Award is presented to the author of the article considered the best feature story in the PSA Journal from the prior calendar year.

Journal Search
A searchable Index of Articles appearing in the PSA Journal has been maintained from 1934 to the present and is updated monthly. This index is an invaluable reference when writing an article for the PSA Journal or when preparing a photography-related program.

The first issue of the PSA Journal (March 1935) was 16 pages on 8½ x 11 inch paper and its subjects were pictorial and technical, reflecting the interest of the early Society. Originally, the PSA Journal was quarterly and catered to the advanced amateur and professional photographer. The evolution of the PSA Journal is described in the history of the PSA Journal.