How to Get Published In Shelter Magazine

How to Get Published In Shelter Magazine

I met Lisa Mowry several years ago when I lived in Atlanta and she helped me get published.  She is a great person to ask about getting published because she works with multiple magazines.  In the 27 years she has worked for home & garden magazines, Lisa has produced more than 1,000 features for national and local magazines.

She is the Atlanta editor for such well-known publications as Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home and Decor, as well as a dozen more of BH&G’s special interest magazines...titles such as Cottage Style, Elegant Homes and Beautiful Kitchens & Baths. Lisa also serves as the homes editor for Atlanta Magazine’s HOME and has been a contributing writer for Atlanta Magazine for 20 years.

Her many other writing credits include Southern Living, Woman’s Day, Styleblueprint, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Metropolitan Home.  So you can understand why I asked her to help answer your "how to get published" questions.  

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I was thrilled when I received a call from HGTV magazine about one of my designs.  They wanted to know what color was on the walls and if they could print it.  So I told them I would think about it.  Not really- I sent them everything they needed immediately.  Months later it is finally available on newsstands.  Between you and me, when I first saw this color I wanted to repaint it, but it grew on me and obviously others like it too.  Sometimes the first glance is just so different that you don't like the change.  Does that happen to you?

I also did this dining room in blue - Benjamin Moore Pacific Ocean Blue.  I have a thing for blue, black and white - you'll see soon when I post photos of my recent weekend bathroom update.
Don't be afraid of color.


I am having a hard time multi-tasking.  We are in transition, staying with family while we look for a house.  Let me tell you, I am not good at not having my space.  Everything feels unsettled and I am the type of person who would clean the house in college before I could begin writing a paper.  Thus, the lack of posts.  But I did have something awesome happen to me and I wanted to share.  My work has been published in Jezebel Magazine.  You can see the entire spread online starting on Page 151 or you can visit my Press page on my website and look at full size photos under Spaces.