kind of braggy, but fun for me

many of my friends (especially Laurel!) have been encouraging me to submit some of my art and jewelry for publications, but i've not really done anything about it. so i was pleasantly surprised today to get an etsy conversation from the managing editor of Altered Couture:

Hello,My name is Beth Livesay and I am the managing editor of Altered Couture. We are a top-selling, national fashion DIY magazine that encourages readers to alter or embellish their clothing. We display these creations in our magazine in various chapters. We also offer our readers challenges and encourage them to assemble and alter whole outfits from thrift store finds. I came across your ETSY store and really liked what I saw.I am taking on this managerial role from another editor and I really want to diversify the quality and quantity of what we are portraying. I encourage you to visit Borders or Barnes & Noble or our Web site ( to learn more about our publication. Right now we are working with a deadline of September 15th for our winter issue if you have anything to submit. Again, clothes and accessories must be altered in some way, or made from other clothing. Which is why I like that you stamped your clutch. Our goal is to showcase the best in the upcycled and refashioned world. I would love to have you involved and helping out with this magazine. Should you need to contact me, do not hesitate. My e-mail address is you for your time. Cheers,Beth

so i've emailed her to see how to proceed.
update: i will be submitting 4 of my altered bags. i just finished typing up all the instructions, products used, etc. gosh, that was exhausting! it will be mailed tomorrow.