My husband and I have been doing cakes for a long time but I have always dreams of some how getting published in the knot or some other magazine. Anyone have any idea on how to get recognized without paying a ton of money to advertise with the magazine.
any ideas for me?
Sorry, I don't but I can imagine that's the million dollar question around here. I wouldn't think it would be very easy without paying $$$'s.
The only thing I think I would do is enter contests.
I know that I would have to be very honest with myself about how good I am compared to those i would be competing against. Wow, there are some great cake artist out there....great. I understand it's expensive to do that and time consuming so ...I'm good and getting better, but not there yet.
Blessings to you. Hope you get your answer.
I have never tried this because I have never really had interest in it, but how about writing to a few mags that your interested in getting your pics into. You know, sort of like a resume or cover letter. Add pics with watermarks so they don't get used without consent. Maybe you could search online. Good luck and let us know if you published that would be great for you and your hubby.
Most Magazines that accept photo contributions will say so either in the very front or very back of the magazine and will tell you what the requirements are for your photos to be accepted. Wedding Cakes - A Design Source is one that accepts contributions.
Are you wanting photos printed or when you say "published", do you mean actually writing something?
A number of cake magazine just accept photo submissions. Whether they print them is another story, but you CAN just send them in.
For The Knot, you can pay for advertising or if you are lucky, you will be one of the cake artists that has made a cake for one of their featured weddings. Those are the only 2 ways I know of to get into their publication.