Posts Tagged ‘submission advice’

Building Positive Relationships with Editors

You already know the importance of having your work published, but often the submission process can be pretty overwhelming. The comparison game is real and sometimes submitting ends up feeling like a popularity contest. There isn't a secret password that others are using to be consistently featured on their favorite...

How to Get Engagement Shoots Published

Image: Emily Blumberg Photography via Coastal Bride Engagement shoots are an area of submissions that is often misunderstood. Some wedding pros, for example, see engagement shoots as an ‘easy option’. (This may be especially true when they are just starting out and don’t have a lot of other content.) Or...

How to Submit Images from a Photography Workshop for Publication

Workshops and group shoots have become very much a part of the photography landscape. For those just starting out especially, workshops are an opportunity not only to learn, but to be exposed to the work of top stylists and other wedding creatives and to build up their portfolio. However, workshops...

What it Means When a Submission is Declined as ‘Not a Stylistic Fit’

As the editor of a submission-based blog, I always feel a sense of responsibility when I accept a wedding or a shoot for publication. Every feature that I run on Hey Wedding Lady is a showcase of hours of work and months of planning for the event pros who pulled...

Exclusive Versus Non-Exclusive Blogs: What Does It Mean?

One of the most common questions we hear from wedding pros is about exclusivity. What does it mean when a publisher says their blog or magazine is exclusive or non-exclusive? And how does that affect your submissions process? Each blog determines its own exclusivity policy based on a number of...

The Importance of Submitting to Niche Wedding Blogs

When submitting to blogs, most vendors think submitting to the biggest and most well-known blogs is the best option because they have the highest traffic. Which is great, depending on what you are actually looking to get out of a submission. The question is, which demographic is that high traffic...

Are You Leaving This Crucial Information Out of Your Submission?

One of the Matchology features our users love the most is auto-fill vendor crediting. Our database includes over 25K wedding professionals worldwide, and when you enter a credit for a vendor who is already in the system, Matchology auto-completes it for you with the vendor's website and email address. It's...

The #1 Thing Vendors Forget When Submitting Their Work

That got your attention right? You're probably thinking I'll say something about sizing images correctly or including all of the vendor credit information or even making sure you have permission from the bride and groom to submit (which should be in your wedding contract). All those things are super important...