First, ask yourself this question: “Why do I want my photos published?”
Is to flatter yourself? Is it to make your portfolio even better and be known?
Every photographer has his own reasons, and no matter what their reasons are, seeing your photos in print is the next best thing in your life, more than seeing it online. But remember that there is a tight competition in this field, so instead of waiting for the publications to find you, you should take the first step forward and reach out to them directly. Make sure that your first contact or client will have the best impression because as they say, “First impressions last”. Make sure to create a very resonating email so that you’ll surely be on their number 1 list when they need someone to cover for them.