At the outset, we have to warn you that it is not easy to get your pictures published by Bird Watcher’s Digest, due to their stringent screening process. They say only 10% of the images submitted to them are published.
However, if you are an avid bird lover and is recognized by others for the quality of your photography, then it is worth trying to get your photo accepted and published by Bird Watcher’s Digest.
About Bird Watcher’s Digest
Bird Watcher’s Digest was launched in 1978 in Marietta, Ohio in the living room of the founder CEO. With little technical knowledge and limited resources at hand it was just their passion for bird watching and high commitment levels towards customer satisfaction that eventually helped them to grow by leaps and bounds.
All these years since it was officially launched, Bird Watcher’s Digest have lived up to the reputation of being one of the greatest bird magazines in the world.
In 1998, they also launched a bimonthly publication by the name ‘The Backyard Birds Newsletter’.
During last 30 years their publications have served millions of customers.
Details of Photography Work you can Submit
Bird Watcher’s Digest focuses on the pictures of birds, nontraditional shots, including images of birds captured during unusual behavior or settings. For their species profiles of birds, they look for more traditional images: sharp, well-composed portraits of wild birds.
How to Submit your Photos?
If you would like to be considered for the Bird Watcher’s Digest’s pool of “want list” photographers, please prepare a website of 20 of your best bird or birding photos, and email a cover letter requesting such consideration and including the URL of the site you have prepared to email@example.com.
Provide a captions for each photo, identifying the species or the activity and the location where the photo was captured.
Where to Start?
You can review the details on the following website about how to create an account and how to submit your work.
Payments you can Expect
Bird Watcher’s Digest pays $75.00 per image used regardless of size. They pay an additional $25 for images which are also used on their table of contents page. They pay and additional $50 for each photo published that accompanies an article written by the photographer.
Company Address and Contact Information
Bird Watcher’s Digest
P.O. Box 110 (Fedex/UPS 149 Acme Street)
Marietta, OH 45750
Web Address: http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com