I’ve had one person contact me to write an piece for a crafting mag with photos she only ever said brilliant just what I wanted.
That was it I never got told which issues it was in and no free copy.
Twice this happened to me by the same magazine. I only know the first one was in the mag because someone on here let me know because they were able to obtain copy where they lived.
I’ve no idea if the second piece made it into Craft Seller Magazine or not. If it was used I’ve no idea if I was ever credited for it.
It has made me very vary I will admit.
The one that did keep me updated where Lets Knit magazine and my shop link was printed.
I hope it all turns out well.
Oh and scammers know what to ask for to appear legit so simply asking for high resolution photo’s is no guarantee of a legit request. Always, always do your independent research first.
I remember reading on the American site of someone who sent what was requested believing all was legit only to find their high resolution photo’s used on cushion covers and T-shirts instead of being used in a magazine article.
So it really does pay to do the research first. I know I’m far more careful now than I was before as I’m far more aware of where things can go wrong.
It’s sad now due to a small criminal group that we have all to be far more suspicious and spend so much more time checking things out to a deep degree now
But isn’t it great when it’s legit and works out well