From Core77's Hack2School: The Ultimate Design Student Guide.
"Dear Core"? "Dear Core Editor"? "Hey Core, I love you and I'm wondering if you'll publish my..."? What are the Do's and Don't's of sending your stuff in to design blogs? We asked the editors of 8 top design blogs (Tina Roth Eisenberg, swissmiss, Heather Ann Snodgrass, JoshSpear, Josh Rubin, CoolHunting, Grace Bonney, DesignSponge, Harry Wakefield, MoCoLoco, Régine Debatty, We-make-money-not-art, Jean Aw, NOTCOT and Marcus Fairs, Dezeen) for their advice. Most common advice?: No PDFs, and send a thank you note if they publish you. Read the full text of their sage advice here.
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