This post is by Rachel Phipps
For many of us, our blogs are platforms leading to bigger things, such as a career as a fashion stylist, photographer editor or journalist. Your blog is a fantastic thing to show potential clients and employers, but what about getting your work onto other websites and into other publications? This mix of websites, blogs, zines and magazines should be the perfect place to start getting your work out there…
Style Sample Magazine is an online and print magazine for fashion bloggers, by fashion bloggers. You can pitch article ideas to Style Sample's Editor Tamia about anything blogging or blogger related, but their guidelines ask you to try and fit your piece into fashion, beauty, clothing and shopping categories. You can also ask to guest edit features, such as ‘One Question, Three Bloggers' which will provide you with good examples of your editorial skills outside of your own blog.
Miseducated is dedicated to all things pastel coloured and whimsical. Submit anything DIY or website related, or just anything pretty that makes you and others happy!
VenusZine is an American print magazine, and you can pitch ideas or apply to become a writer for both the website and the print magazine. The diversity of the sections you can pitch to is breathtaking; culture, fashion, music, DIY, woman in sport, news, tech, careers, art & artists, travel, television and film, as well as being able to submit your illustration, photography and film. I think the best bit is that though you are not compensated for writing for VenusZine, that if your story makes it onto the cover of the print magazine you will be paid for writing it!
Bust is a magazine and website that provides a woman's perspective on popular culture, and it's been in print since 1993, and they take pitches on fashion, culture, real life, DIY or anything really to do with women.
Mookychick is the first stop for the alternative girl, or feminist, or for anyone really, Mookychick leaves no one out! The best bit about submitting to Mooky is that they publish a small photo, bio and link to your website with each article, not just your name/ your name and your link.
N.E.E.T's web designer editor Stephanie J has created a beautiful zine about all things grassroots, indie and DIY. N.E.E.T excepts article pictures, photos and illustrations.
What used to be fashion lecturer Amelia Gregory's print magazine (copies of which are now collectors items), is now a kooky cool fashion, art, music and earth site which thankfully accepts pitches! They love all things small, personal grassroots and indie so Amelia is particularly suited to indie type bloggers.
And finally, IFB itself. In case you hadn't noticed by now, IFB publishes articles of the business of blogging!
Of course, these are just links to get you started. The best thing to do if you're looking to have your work published elsewhere, and if you've found a website, bolg or zine that you'd like to contribute to, look for a contributors page, or even just the email of the Editor In Chief and drop them a line. Some publications will accept pitches without advertising the fact.
Editors note: Don't forget to stop by our post How to Contribute Articles to Magazines and Blogs
Image by Scarleth White