18 Ways to Get Featured in a Magazine

Ready for your 10 or 15 minutes in the spotlight and wondering what it takes to get featured in the pages of your favorite magazine? Here are 25 ways you can make it happen:

  • Introduce a new product or service
  • Start a new company
  • Design a powerful website
  • Provide outstanding customer experiences that people will want to talk about
  • Connect with editors and send them needed suggestions (check out Media Bistro for the best way to go about this)
  • Create a new use for an old product
  • Design a better or more economical way of doing something already in existence
  • Participate in a featured community service
  • Help out a cause or charity
  • Pitch an article (see our article for a how-to) geared toward the publication’s audience
  • Enter the magazine’s contests, such as writing an article or providing an opinion
  • Purchase ad space
  • Send a press release
  • Send samples (everyone loves free products)
  • Perfect your photography and submit a portfolio
  • Post photography portfolio to sites like flickr where magazines may opt to use one or two for stock photography
  • Network, network network (you never know who has been featured before that might be able to put in a good word for you with the editors)
  • Go out on a limb – by creating a piece (article or photo) that’s outside the box (i.e. irreverent, daring or out of the ordinary), you have a better chance of standing out from the slush pile

Of course, above all else, you want to make sure you’re targeting the right publication (with a niche that suits the thing you most want to be featured for). Pay attention to the media kit and make sure you take the time to personalize your pitch by knowing the correct editor’s full name and deadlines for publications.


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