Hi y’all! Thank you so much for all the baby love. We are excited about “The Biscuit” in my oven and so grateful to have such wonderful encouraging friends! It’s an exciting time in our office with moving into a bigger space, said Biscuit and… a new issue to create! Preparations for our next print edition – a.k.a. V4 – are well underway and we want you to be a part of it. Photographers, brides, planners, designers and anyone else interested in submitting content for us to consider: please follow these easy directions and make sure to read our helpful FAQ page for editorial guidelines. We’re so excited about V4 and can’t wait to see what y’all have up your sleeves!
REAL WEDDINGS We are looking for the best of the best in real Southern weddings for print. Y’all know we love what you love – great photography, inspiring love stories and lovely details. To be considered for a Real Weddings feature in print, the wedding must have taken place in the southeastern United States. Photographers, please email 20-25 good web-quality .jpg attachments to our Art Director, Emily Ayer, along with the following information: couple’s name, wedding date, wedding location, and any vendor information you have (names and websites). We only accept digital submissions. Brides, please ask your photographer to do the above. Please note we do have a strict exclusivity policy and cannot share work that has been featured on another blog or in another publication. Please title your email V4 REAL WEDDING. UPDATED: We still need 4 more real weddings for print, so we are extending this deadline until we find the perfect weddings! We’re holding out for the BEST!
EDITORIAL SHOOTS We loved the editorial shoots we featured in V3! Check them out in our gorgeous Editorial Galleries! If you have shot or created something wonderful that you think our readers would love, send preview images to Emily for review. If you have an idea for a shoot, please send a creative brief outlining the inspiration for the shoot and details/vendors you would include. Please title your email V4 EDITORIAL.
BOUQUETS In every issue we assemble a gallery of stunning bouquets. Composition of these shots is very important. Please study our format before submitting images. Send low-res previews to howdy at iloveswmag.com for review. We do allow bouquet shots to have been previously published online. Please title your email V4 BOUQUETS.
RINGS We love a little bling, and we know you do, too! In every issue, we highlight the most creative ring shots around. Check out a little taste from our last issue below. We do allow ring shots to have been previously published online. Send low-res previews to howdy at iloveswmag.com for review. Please title your email V4 RINGS.
EPIC IMAGES Y’all know we love great photography in print! Have an image you think has that wow factor? We take a good number of single shots from all over the world to fill our pages and story elements. Send low-res previews to howdy at iloveswmag.com for review. We do allow epic images to have been previously published online. Please only send a max of five images and title your email V4 EPIC IMAGE.
PRODUCT SUBMISSIONS Have a Fab Find, a product or paper good that you think our readers would adore? Please first send a digital submission – just a photo of the product plus a short description (why would our readers gobble it up!?) – to howdy at iloveswmag.com for review. If approved, we’ll request a physical sample. Please title your email V4 FAB FIND.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of submissions (last time, for Epic Images alone, we got almost 1000 submissions), we unfortunately cannot respond to all inquiries. If the wedding or shoot is chosen, we will email you to request an interview from the couple and additional details. If you have not heard back from us on a Real Wedding submission within four weeks, we welcome you to submit your work to another publication. Other image submissions may take us longer to reply to as we have to fit them into stories, etc., as the time gets closer. Submissions deadline: July 15.
Have a question? First, read our submission guidelines. We take a lot of time to detail these out so you know exactly what to send. Next, read the Twitter series I wrote last year on how to get published for a few quick tips. Study our blog and print editions to know exactly what we’re looking for. Have other questions? Jumping out of your seat excited? Leave a comment here and help us spread the word! We can’t wait to see what you all cook up!
P.S. Want to get in on the V4 AD ACTION? You have till July 15th to confirm your space with Whitney!