See, once upon a time I started submitting some scrapbook pages that I made to various papercrafting magazines. And then some of them published the stuff that I sent them and paid me money for it. And I was like “SWEET!” because I was a poor college student living on ramen noodles. True story, morning glory.
Over time working in the papercrafting industry became my actual real-life job and so I picked up some tips and tricks along the way. I’m sharing those with you here because I’m a giver y’all. I’m a giver.
And also because I remember searching hard for information on how to submit my crafty projects to magazines and what I could do to have a better chance of them being published. Turns out, there was very little information out there on the topic. Which surprised me because when I googled “how to get a nail out of my garbage disposal” there were eighty four articles on just that topic alone.
So I decided to pull together what I’ve learned and write it up in this little e-book. Stuff like: how to photograph your layouts so they look really good in a submission email, how to write said submission email, how to find out where to send aforementioned email…
And other related topics such as: how to know what magazine editors are looking for, where to find submission calls for various publications and what to do if someone asks to publish your project.
Then I called up some people who have way more experience than I do and asked them to contribute their ideas. Like Susan Opel, the Creative Editor at Paper Crafts Magazine. And Kelly Goree, the design team coordinator for Basic Grey. Oh, and also Kathleen Summers, who designs for many manufacturers and has been published over a hundred times. Right. One hundred.
So overall, the ten chapters in this little 30 page e-book cover all of the basics plus some little known facts that will help you get started submitting your work! I originally wrote a few of these articles for a scrapbooking website and received many emails from people who had their first scrapbook pages picked up for publication after using some of my suggestions, so my hope is that this e-book encourages you to start submitting!
I will warn you in advance that you may encounter the lyrics to Jenny From The Block sprinkled liberally throughout the book. I simply can not help myself. Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got.
To download the free e-book, click the download link below!
ETA: some of y’all were getting a cart error- sorry about that! I was using the cart to email you the link so it didn’t overload my server, then I tried hosting it here and it DID overload my server. But now I have it hosted at my other site, THE DIY FILES so you can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD HOW TO GET PUBLISHED IN PAPERCRAFTING
If for some reason it still doesn’t work for you, shoot me an email via the contact page and I’ll email you a copy Thanks for such an enthusiastic response!