Artists–When you see a really great artist feature online do you wonder how to get your art featured?
I’ve had many years experience submitting my own writing and art to magazines (and getting published), as well as working on behalf of artists to get their art submitted and published. Sometimes, I assume that all artists know how to make a submission. Well, maybe not completely–after all I did write an ebook guide for artists on how to make submissions— available here.
What I found out recently, especially for very young artists with lesser experience, is that many artists just don’t know how to get their art into magazines–online or in print!
I’m Not Passing Judgement But I Want to Help
To help artists find publications that will feature their work, I’ve spent years compiling a sharable e-list of art magazines. Each art magazine in this e-list has a link to the publication’s website. What I’ve recently discovered, especially for those very young artists again and also artists who love the seclusion of private time in their studios, is that many artists just don’t know how to use my e-list! (They have less difficulty with my e-list of art galleries, art consultants, and other resources for artists).
Some artists don’t seem to understanding that when they find an art magazine that they’d like to see their work in, that they need to read that magazine’s submission guidelines. What I’m finding out is that some artists don’t know where or how to look for the submission guidelines and how to make submissions to magazines. (There are art magazines that make it super simple with a big SUBMIT button on their site, but many do not.)
So what should artists do?
If you are new to submitting your work to art magazines and blogs, my advice is to start out with the easy ones that features artists selected from submissions of a few low resolution images. Submit to a few of those and once you begin to learn the process of making submissions your understanding will expand and grow.
To make it easier for artists to use my art magazine e-list I’ve made it super simple by adding submission details to each magazine listing. So, if a magazine has a specific submission procedure–such as– submit 3 image of your art to email@submit(dot) co– I’ve included that all spelled-out for that magazine in the alphabetical listings of my e-list. If the submission guidelines aren’t too long I’ve include them and/or a direct link to where you can read those guidelines. For more advanced submissions the art publication listing will contain the editor’s contact information and other details or a link to where you can find them. (Some art magazines have a huge long list of editor’s names and email addresses).
If you feel you need some help that’s fine–it never hurts to ask–just let me know! Right now, I’m offering a free email consultation to any artist who purchases my E-list of Art Magazines and Art Blogs. Get it here and here and then let me know your questions and how I can help. Review the e-list, select a few art magazines that you’d like to see your work in — then we can talk about how to make your submissions to those magazines. Email Marie: MarieKazalia@gmail.com
Buy Art Magazines, Art Blogs, and Art Publication Resources E-list on @Gumroad here for a Word file or PDF version of the e-list.
Buy it here for an iCloud Share file of the Art Magazines, Art Publications Resources e-list.
Why get your art into magazines?
Some artists are puzzled and think having a website is enough. Really? I’m not passing judgement, but I am trying to understand why some artists just don’t get it. Then I’m offering to help in any way I can.
A magazine feature gives you credibility with art collectors, art galleries, art consultants, interior designers and other arts professionals. There are art gallerists who will expect to see your print magazine and online art features–that is, they expect you to have some publication credits in your CV (Curriculum Vitae or résumé )! Simply put, if you have publication credits then that shows that others (editors and publishers) are interested in your work, consider you a professional artist who is doing interesting and newsworthy work and want to work with you.
Think about these things, submit your art, get some features and then you will understand. An artist feature also brings visitors to your website, gives you some news to share in your newsletter and on social media.
So again, If you feel you need some help, that’s fine–it never hurts to ask–just let me know! Right now, I’m offering a free email consultation to any artist who purchases my E-list of Art Magazines and Blogs. Buy it here and here then let me know your questions and what you need help with. Review the e-list, select a few art magazines that you’d like to see you work in — then we can talk about how to make your submissions to those magazines. Email Marie: MarieKazalia@gmail.com
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Thanks for the information. My Wife and I are a year into business and working to make her dream a reality with In The Light Artistry. I work the website along with setting up the YouTube channel and Google listing and Social Media. It can be challenging and very time consuming when you first start out. I need to do more work with a blog for our site and other outlets like Etsy and Amazon for sales of our prints. Just a tip for what has helped us is getting involved with the local Chamber to help get your name out is also good along with joining any local B2B groups that may be free. If you don’t have any local B2B groups in your area then start your own to help bring business together and market to each other. The other business owners grow your network outreach. You can also do direct mail campaigns to help if you have professional brochures describing your work. Most of all you are working to grow your following so you can become the expert and reach more customers for your sponsors. Hope I have been some help with some tips that have helped us as we get started on the journey. Richard and Wendy Burnham – In The Light Artistry – Painting Memories Together!
Check us out at http://inthelightart.com/
or our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsVeeScBoMTeAXb8gN_5IUQ/featured?disable_polymer=1
Thank you for your comment. Congrats on getting off the ground! Perhaps one day you would like to write a guest article for my site? Many other artist have no idea how to approach their local Chamber of Commerce or what to say. An article with sample dialog and how to expand on interactions to get the desired results would be informative. Plus you can include the link to your website and Etsy shop in the article. Please keep it in mind and contact me in future. Marie Kazalia, email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com