Keep in mind that someone will be reviewing your work so don’t make these very small because this is a huge turnoff. Also, stick a DO NOT LABEL sign on the envelope as the CD you will be sending could get damaged during transit.
If you want to get the CD back after submitting it to the magazine publication, make sure to enclose the return postage otherwise, this will already become their property.
Should there be a date and time on each photograph, turn it off because those who will be viewing it do not have the time to do that.
For any other concerns you may have regarding the guidelines in submitting photographs, shoot them an email or give them a call.
Aside from following the guidelines, there are a few things you should never do when submitting images. You must never email huge unsolicited images. If the magazine publication is asking for images concerning a certain topic, only send those that are relevant.
If you think it will be smarter to send the memory card from your camera, don’t because you have to submit this to them in the format that they require. In most cases, in a CD-Rom. To ensure the quality of the images sent, don’t use a cheap CD.
There is a limit to how many images can be stored in a CD-Rom. In order to maximize it, only send the best ones to the magazine publication. When these are being sent, do not use 3rd party software as this may not be compatible with what they are using.
Submitting your own pictures to a magazine Publishing could be your stepping stone in landing a full time job working for them. So if you have something to share, try it out and see what happens next.