I got an email today on my other blog about my time in Germany from a magazine that wants to publish one of my pictures in their magazine! I figured I might as well do it (after I make sure it's legit) and see if maybe they'll send me a copy of the final issue. Now I just wish I had photoshop so that I could put a watermark on my images in order to make sure credit is given. (If anyone has a copy they'd like to give me, I'm very open to that!)
Here is a copy of what was posted on my blog (it was initially addressed "Dear Melissa" though so that's a little disheartening...I assume my sister commented first or something so they thought she was me):
"I am writing to you from Emel magazine.
As seen on your blog, we would like to include the following image(s) in our December issue, and as such need high resolution image(s) from you at the earliest possible convenience:
Mosque in Schwetzingen.
If you have any information about the Mosque, that would be appreciated to. However the pictures will be more than enough.
Our designers would like JPEG image files wherever possible at a high resolution (300dpi, minimum 2-3mb). We will of course fully credit your organisation/photographer.
To let you know a little more about emel, we are a dynamic lifestyle magazine with a Muslim focus. The magazine covers travel, ethical issues, health, food, and much more. We are a media company based in London with a global reach with subscribers in over 60 countries, with distribution in the UK, US, Middle East and South East Asia. We have an estimated readership of over 150,000 readers, and an email database of over 74,000. We currently receive 250,000 hits per month to our website.
In the past we have interviewed high profile personalities, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, newsreader Jon Snow, Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens), Michael Mansfield QC, green economist Ann Pettifor, Muhammad Ali, Tony Benn, Benjamin Zephaniah, Rageh Omaar, and many others.
I look forward to hearing from you.
1 Canfield Place
London NW6 3BT
Tel: 020 7328 7300"