Tip 32: Build relationships with key editorial contacts. Getting published can be all about who you know.
Tip 33: Tailor your story. Don’t assume that one size fits all. Adapt your story angle to the readership and priorities of the magazine.
Tip 34: Getting published is not just about photos; patience, persistence and a willingness to study the magazine's needs are what count.
Tip 35: Ask your friends. Ask other photographers if they have had success pitching to that mag before and, if so, how they approached them.
Tip 36: Get personal. Putting a face to a name can make the difference between getting an answer to your photography pitch – or not.
Tip 37: Introduce yourself. If the magazine is based in another country, you may need to build your relationships remotely. There's never a good time to phone – email is best!
Tip 38: Avoid the hard sell. Ask if the editor minds you sending over a few shots/ideas every so often and what format they prefer.
Tip 39: Stay in touch. Once or twice a year, send your stand-out shots with a friendly message. People do business with people they like.
Tip 40: Meet up. Identify key contacts on the publications you wish to target and arrange to meet them at the next big photography event.