TO DO OR NOT TO DO
Consider the medium in which you're pitching work. Establish a relationship. Working is long-term. Yes, there are exceptions for all of these points. This is beyond the basics of, spell the editor's name correctly.
Mark Murrmann is photo editor at Mother Jones magazine. Mark came to Mother Jones in 2007 with a background as a photojournalist, working as a contract photographer with ZUMA Press. He studied photography at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and then in London as a student winner of the Alexia Foundation Photography Grant.By Mark Murrmann
Director of Photography at Mother Jones Magazine