How to get Published in a Magazine

WOW. This is exciting!
I’ve seen on other blogs that people have gotten published and I so wanted to do that, too. So this Spring I was reading Haute Handbags and I saw the Submission Page calling for original work. I started thinking about my handbags… That started the whole process…
Actually, there’s not much to it as far as getting published. I have been reading Haute Handbags for a few years (this magazine has so MANY interesting and original bags in it).
I remembered a purse I had made out of moire fabric in a deep rose color last year and I thought, “Why not see if maybe Haute Handbags would consider it publishable in their magazine?”. It’s worth a try, right?
So I sent an email to the person in charge of submissions and attached a picture of my purse. The girl emailed me back and said she liked it but that I would have to send the purse physically to them. I said, “Okay”. I sent it to them and then when I got the final word that the purse would be in their magazine, I had to write an article about how I made it. That wasn’t hard. I, then, sent that article digitally to the contact person and not long after she emailed back that the article was fine and that was all I had to do.
Then last week I received the magazine in the mail.
THAT WAS EXCITING because I knew my purse was in there.
Here is the link for the Submission Guidelines at Stampington and Company. They publish several different beautiful, inspirational magazines.
Oh, I should mention that there is no monetary compensation for writing the article. But, of course, there is the thrill of getting your work recognized and seeing it in this lovely magazine.
Here are Stampington’s other publications:
Altered Couture, Apronology, Art Doll, Journaling, Mingle, Stamper’s Studio, Art Quilting Studio, Artful Blogging, Artists’ CafĂ©, Belle Armoire, Jewelry, Create with Me (kids), Green Craft, Handcrafted, Haute Handbags, Jewelry Affaire, Life Images, Somerset Life, and about a dozen more…
To see their entire lineup of magazines, click HERE.
The purse that made the cut. :)
Moire Handbag
For anyone who wants directions on how to make this Romantic Moire Evening Bag, it’s on page 19 of the Autumn 2012 Issue of Haute Handbags, which is published by Somerset Studio and Belle Armoire. It’s sold in Joann Fabrics and fine book stores.
Happy Fall, everyone,
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My Romantic Home
Favorite Things Party
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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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