We’re going back to the basics with our Footnote series, where we’ll share some good-to-know industry lingo.
Since major magazines begin pulling together content months before an issue hits the stands, editors typically use editorial calendars to outline what theme or topic they’ll focus on for each upcoming issue. For example, according to their calendar, Lucky’s October issue will focus on American style, so you’d know to pitch your product with that theme in mind.
Friends! I have been nominated for the Academy of Handmade Artists and Supporters, which honors the best in handmade businesses including those who support handmade artists! My nomination is in the craft/instructor/author category. I am thrilled (this is a first!) to be in such rich company. And to the person who thought enough of my work to nominate me — whoever you are–I thank you and am deeply touched.
#soproud #diypr #academyofhandmade
Who They Are: GRAY is a design magazine devoted to the creative interests of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in December 2011, the bimonthly mag features all things innovative in architecture, landscape, and interior design. Content includes product features, trend reports, and interviews – all accompanied by stunning photography.
Why we’re fans: The magazine celebrates the region’s unique creativity and talent, showcasing products and projects that combine a fresh perspective with functionality and aesthetic appeal. What’s more, when it comes to project submissions, they say the more local resources used, the better! GRAY is always on the lookout for “leading, forward-thinking design” from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
Pitch Tip: Read past issues to get an idea of what the editors at GRAY are looking for. If you can picture your project or story idea alongside these features, then a pitch should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do read through their submissions guide first and remember, strong photography is always key, so have a few striking images at the ready!
Q: How long should I wait to follow up my magazine pitch?
Amy: One week. If the editor is interested, she will have printed or flagged your pitch so it should be within easy reach. Any longer and you risk your pitch being buried in the editor’s inbox.
Awards season is in full swing, and with the Academy Awards approaching this Sunday, we– along with editors– have Hollywood glitz and glamour on our minds. To get in the spirit and gear up for the upcoming fashion coverage, we’ve rounded up a few red-carpet-reminiscent items.