My points of connection list is done, now it's time to find the publications which will find my life and work interesting enough to publish an article I've written, or a feature about me. During the teleseminar, Jennifer King suggested researching magazines in the 2007 edition of Writer's Market. Since it's over 1100 pages, and about $30, I elected to borrow it from the library (plus, it's November--buying the 2007 version didn't seem like too good an investment!). I've found 8 magazines so far, with reader descriptions which would seem to be interested in me and/or my work. Some of them were new to me--Fifty Something and Complete Woman, to name two.
So now, the challenge is to write the pitch letter to wow the magazine editors, and compel them to contact me for more. I will also write an article, to send to smaller magazines, such as Polymer Cafe, which requests full articles and feature interviews.
I'll use the article which appeared in Raleigh's News and Observer newspaper in July of 2006 as a jumping off point. Thinking back on that experience, it was fun; the reporter and I had a 45-minute telephone conversation, a photographer came to shoot me working on a mask and some of my shadow boxes which were on my living room wall, and ten days later: the article you see here appeared. 'Hope my process is as enjoyable and successful.