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Model
Jennifer Gsell-Daniels
Posts: 12
Saint Augustine, Florida, US


I have read all differents kinds of blogs on how to submit yourself.  My question is Which are the best magazines to try? Thank you in advance for taking time to answer!
Dec 12 12 08:56 am  Link  Quote 
Model
angel emily
Posts: 1,020
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Sorry to start with this, but be sure to check with your photographers first before submitting anything on your own. smile
Dec 12 12 09:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DMesser Photography
Posts: 1,288
Oceanside, California, US


It also depends on what kind of mags you have in mind.  I think you have the look to appear in mags like maxim and stuff.  You can also try something like maximonline since they request admissions, such as the hotttt 100.   But, I agree, you have to talk to your photographer about your plans.   If your willing to do nude, which your details say no, you might try Playboy.   Don
Dec 12 12 09:14 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jennifer Gsell-Daniels
Posts: 12
Saint Augustine, Florida, US


Thank you for that I did get permission from the photographers to use their shots to submit myself.
Dec 12 12 09:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJScalzitti
Posts: 12,290
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Chances are the photographer will have to submit or fill out their form, verbal permission isn't going to cut it for most legit publications.  You need to see what each one requires
Dec 12 12 09:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
PBE Photography
Posts: 32
Atlanta, Georgia, US


AJScalzitti wrote:
Chances are the photographer will have to submit or fill out their form, verbal permission isn't going to cut it for most legit publications.  You need to see what each one requires

+100

Dec 12 12 09:27 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jennifer Gsell-Daniels
Posts: 12
Saint Augustine, Florida, US


I think what I am asking is being confused. I am not trying to sell the pictures to magazines, Im sending them a comp card in hopes that they will hire me on a future shoot.
Dec 12 12 10:03 am  Link  Quote 
Model
angel emily
Posts: 1,020
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Jennifer Gsell-Daniels wrote:
I think what I am asking is being confused. I am not trying to sell the pictures to magazines, Im sending them a comp card in hopes that they will hire me on a future shoot.

You need to send that to agencies, then - not the actual publications.

Dec 12 12 10:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Leonard Gee Photography
Posts: 16,081
Sacramento, California, US


Large national magazines generally will not be hiring random people sending them images. Unless you are famous or in the news. That's not the way things are done. An editor with a story idea will likely call an agency, give it over to the art director or photographer or have someone in mind.

For small local magazines, that maybe different, but generally in secondary markets (SF, Portland, Boston) they still call agencies & follow the same track as the larger markets. You have to get down to "small" markets like here in Sacramento before local freelance model maybe considered.

Obviously it will vary a bit and isn't a "hard" rule, but it generally holds true. Unless it was a large national magazine, the editor has just let me cast the model and most of the time I will call an agency.
Dec 12 12 02:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


with your look and that port- think small,try the local give a way magazines or community papers.  I really dont think self submission is very successful at least to a magazine-  photographers yes.
Dec 12 12 08:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,010
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Jennifer Gsell-Daniels wrote:
I think what I am asking is being confused. I am not trying to sell the pictures to magazines, Im sending them a comp card in hopes that they will hire me on a future shoot.

Magazines will accept editorials already shot by someone, they will 90% of the time not be commissioning work with you in it or sending you on gigs. Agencies handle that, and you will probably not gain agency representation

Try to work with photographers who regularly submit and get published

Dec 12 12 11:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jennifer Gsell-Daniels
Posts: 12
Saint Augustine, Florida, US


"Agencies handle that, and you will probably not gain agency representation "

Why would you say I will not gain agency representation?
Dec 13 12 07:51 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photographe
Posts: 2,350
Bristol, England, United Kingdom


It could be a reference to height, pictures, location or something else, but people can't answer because this is not the critique section and you have not asked for critique/opinion. If you were in the UK I think you should see lifestyle/commercial agencies, but I would agree with the comment if thinking of big mainstream fashion agencies and that would be a reference to the age, if I can say this without exile, as it's nothing personal, just age puts you more in the commercial/lifestyle or maybe glamour bracket than fashion from scratch.

But the thread was going in the right direction, you need to speak to agents and photographers mainly, but also network with stylists too, that helps. The best advice you will get is from seeing multiple agents and seeing a pattern of feedback.

And Laura's advice is good, I know a model that earned £250,000 eventually from having just hung out with editorial photographers, was not an agency model, just eventually was seen by a car company.
Dec 13 12 07:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chicchowmein
Posts: 14,348
Palm Beach, Florida, US


model emily  wrote:

You need to send that to agencies, then - not the actual publications.

My publisher sends me model submissions but I normally pull from agencies for my editorials anyways.

I don't think I have ever used anyone that has submitted directly. I have used models from MM before but normally it is someone that I have tested with before.

It is easier to go the agencies though because I know the models will show up.

Dec 13 12 08:02 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Chicchowmein
Posts: 14,348
Palm Beach, Florida, US


Laura UnBound wrote:

Magazines will accept editorials already shot by someone, they will 90% of the time not be commissioning work with you in it or sending you on gigs. Agencies handle that, and you will probably not gain agency representation

Try to work with photographers who regularly submit and get published

This is an excellent suggestion

Dec 13 12 08:05 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dean Johnson Photo
Posts: 56,124
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Dec 13 12 08:10 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,010
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Rollo David Snook wrote:
It could be a reference to height, pictures, location or something else, but people can't answer because this is not the critique section and you have not asked for critique/opinion. If you were in the UK I think you should see lifestyle/commercial agencies, but I would agree with the comment if thinking of big mainstream fashion agencies and that would be a reference to the age, if I can say this without exile, as it's nothing personal, just age puts you more in the commercial/lifestyle or maybe glamour bracket than fashion from scratch.

But the thread was going in the right direction, you need to speak to agents and photographers mainly, but also network with stylists too, that helps. The best advice you will get is from seeing multiple agents and seeing a pattern of feedback.

And Laura's advice is good, I know a llama that earned £250,000 eventually from having just hung out with editorial photographers, was not an agency llama, just eventually was seen by a car company.

I Hadn't/haven't looked at her photos, only her stats.

5'7", 28 years old, and living in Maryland does not a mainstream agency llama make. And that's not a critique, she'll find that same info on any of the agency sites as well as all the newbie reference pages.

Acting? Maybe. Very small commercial agency, maybe maybe. Cover of vogue? No.

There are a handful of "normal" and "alternative" smaller publications, with a number of people in the Baltimore/dc area submitting to them. It will be easier to find one she likes, find a local photographer willing to submit/already submitting, and try to shoot with them than try to tackle the oversaturated northeast agency market with less than 100% perfect qualifications. (from a Maryland resident with Delmarva area friends who DO fit the agency bill but still can't get representation. )

Dec 13 12 01:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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