There are opportunities to submit your work to upcoming books -- right now, but first below are some tips and links to help improve your chances.
Consider reading the previous posts on ASK Harriete about photographic backgrounds. The series isn't finished but I didn't want to wait any longer to let you know about these opportunities to use your fabulous photos!
NEXT, MORE TIPS can be found in the Professional Guidelines which include three specific topics to improve your application:
And finally, when submitting for a publication, this is NOT the time to experiment with unusual colored or textured backgrounds. To avoid getting a "NOT ACCEPTED" notice, stick with the conventional white, black or graduated backgrounds. These "tried and true" standards reliably produce more "acceptable" images for a wide range of situations.
Now, here are BOOKS SEEKING ENTRIES. (Click on the links provided for more information.)
1) Humor in Craft ,Schiffer Publishing ,curated by Brigitte Martin
2) 500 Rings ,Lark Books, curated by Bruce Metcalf
3) The Bead and Wire Jewellery Designer’s Bible, Download Information Pack (BDEA) UK by Renata Graham Note: The deadline is very tight, January 31st, so send samples of your work ASAP if you are interested! Preferably only new work. The information is not clear about what size photos so I recommend 4" x 6" x 300 dpi.
Harriete Estel Berman
Humor in Craft was published and has won multiple book publishing awards. If you are interested in craft objects from sculpture to jewelry I highly recommend this book for hours, days and weeks of entertainment and interesting observations.