Thanks for considering a submission to Middle of the Map. The editorial calendar features work in different categories each week including the following:
- Engagement Sessions: real engagement sessions (midwest exclusive).
- Featured Vendors: interviews and portfolios of fabulous wedding vendors (midwest exclusive).
- Real Weddings: pictures and stories of couples wedding days (midwest exclusive).
- Floral Fridays: inspiring florals from weddings, and other events (not-midwest exclusive).
- Saturday Matinee: videos of fun engagements, editorial or styled shoots, stop motion, weddings days, etc.
There is also a miscellaneous day on Tuesdays reserved for posts about inspiration, DIY tutorials, fashion tips, styled and editorial shoots, fun new wedding products, etc.
So how do I submit?
To get the ball rolling and have your submission reviewed there are a few different options.
- Send an e-mail: Send an e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can include a link to the images or video you’d like to have reviewed (if they’re on a blog, website, VIMEO, or YouSendIt), or via ZIP file if you’re sending images. If sending via ZIP file I ask that images be 150 resolution, and 550 pixels wide for both horizontal and vertical. Un-watermarked images are preferred. Also include a link to your website if you’re a photographer, and contact info for the couple if it’s a wedding. If you are a bride or groom, please include a little info about your day along with the images.
- Two Bright Lights: Middle of the Map is a member of Two Bright Lights, and can receive image submissions this way. Please visit the Two Bright Lights website to find out more about this service if you are not already a member.
All submissions will be reviewed as soon as possible, and you will be notified in 7-10 days if you’ve been accepted for posting. Please keep in mind that although all wedding are unique and special, not every wedding, vendor, engagement, etc. will have a chance to get featured on the blog.
I try to inspire, and feature unique content on the blog, so when submitting real weddings, and engagements I ask that they not be featured on any other blogs prior to the submission, and until after they’ve been posted on Middle of the Map. This is to keep the content as fresh as possible, and from being something that’s been posted on 20 other wedding blogs before.
What’s the catch?
So do you have to pay sponsorship to be on Middle of the Map? NO! Not at all! This is a site meant to connect vendors to each other, to share inspiration for couples planning their weddings, and to foster an overall sense of pride, participation, and collaboration in the midwest wedding community!