I want to get my work published in Art Jewelry Magazine, and have been struggling to get some pieces finished to be photographed, so that I can then submit them to the editors. At that point they decide over a meeting who's work will be published in the magazine, and what issue.
In all my crazyness I decided to get in touch with the Assistant Editor, so that I could ask her a couple of questions I had. I was a little worried that I was taking too much time in getting my images ready, for I want everything to be perfect for the submission.
The gal I contacted quickly got back to me, and said that the issues for 2008 are already laid out, and they usually get the coming issues ready about 6 months in advanced. She also mentioned that they base the acceptance on the techniques, and materials used in the issues they publish. My guess is it's kind of like a theme.
I have to say that I feel that my work is worthy of being published, and I believe my work is of great quality, which is why I want to share it with many others who are on a similar path. It's why I love that magazine so much! In each issue they show many artists who are inspired, and doing the very things that I love, and was lead to believe at an early age that it wasn't possible to be an artist and make a great living at it. THESE ARTISTS ARE DOING IT!
I am relieved to hear that I have some time on my side to get my images ready just the way I want them to be seen. I am EXCITED and feeling MOTIVATED to do my very best!
I'm glad I e-mailed her to find out the details. I will continue on with my work, and focus on creating beauty, and let go of the small worries that if I had let them go on would've eventually paralyzed me.
MY POWERFUL INTENTION IS TO GET MY CREATIONS PUBLISHED IN ART JEWELRY MAGAZINE!