How to Contact Magazine Publishers about Featuring your Photos in their Magazines
The first thing you need to do is to find out how magazines are contacted. You can get this information by looking at their website or contacting them directly. If you find that a magazine does not have any contact information, then you can send a letter to their publisher.
If you want to be featured in a magazine, then you must know how to contact magazine publishers about featuring your photos in their magazines. Here are some tips that can help you get the job done:
Find out if they accept submissions from the public or not. If they do, then you should take note of where and how to submit your work so that it does not get lost in the pile of other submissions.
If they do not accept submissions from anyone but professional photographers and artists, then there is no point sending them anything unless they specifically ask for it. In this case, all you can do is try again next time when they open up submissions again or wait until they publish an article on something related to what you do so that they might notice your work as well.
Magazine publishers are extremely busy and receive hundreds, if not thousands of submissions every month. Your chances of getting featured in a magazine are slim unless you have a very compelling story to tell or an amazing portfolio to share.
Here are some tips on how to get your foot in the door with magazine publishers:
Research magazines in your niche and read their submission guidelines carefully. Each magazine publishes their submissions guidelines on their website. The submission guidelines will tell you exactly what they’re looking for and what type of images they accept (e.g., only digital images). It will also tell you how much money they pay for photos that are accepted for publication as well as how long it takes them to review submissions. Some magazines even offer annual contests where photographers compete against each other for cash prizes and publication credits!
It’s important to remember that editors are busy people, so make your pitch short and to the point. You can even send along your portfolio or a link to your website if it helps.
Include as much information as possible about why your photos would be great for their publication. If you know of other magazines that have featured your work, say so. Be sure to mention any awards or accolades you may have received for your photography as well.
Here is an example of what a pitch letter should include:
Dear Ms. Editor-in-Chief:
I am a photographer from (city). I’m interested in submitting my work for consideration in (name of magazine). I’ve been taking pictures since I was eight years old, and I’ve had some success selling my photographs online through (website). My work has been published in (magazine) and (magazine), among others.
I am enclosing a link to my website where you can see some examples of my work: www.exampleurlhere.com