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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

***UPDATED INFO JUNE 2011*** Want to Be a JET Magazine Beauty of the Week?

***I have to say a huge THANK YOU to one of my readers, Kliah, for showing me where to find the most recent submission info for JET Beauty of the Week...below you'll find the updated submission requirements.***

JET Magazine is one of the most well known and well read publications targeted towards the African-American community. One of the magazine’s most popular features—if not “the” most popular—is the “Beauty of the Week.” The opportunity to be published and have millions of readers looking at your photo can be quite an accomplishment and is great exposure. If this is something you want to give a shot, keep reading.

Here is the link to the new way to submit yourself for JET's Beauty of the Week, which has been taken right from JET Magazine’s website so it’s all you’ll need to know in order to have your shot at becoming Beauty of the Week (BOTW). I've also included a link to the pdf that contains the details of what photos and other information candidates will need to know in order for their submission to be seriously considered:

JET Beauty of the Week Online Submission Form
JET Beauty of the Week Submission Guidelines & Requirements PDF

The quality of the images you submit must be publication-ready...that means it's got to be taken by a professional photographer--no snapshots! So make sure to shoot with a pro photographer that has experience with swimwear and other types of modeling images mentioned in the submission guidelines. By following the rules, the higher your chances will be of getting chosen and published in the mag.

JET Magazine is published weekly, so there are plenty of chances to be chosen. However, now that virtually anyone can submit pictures for BOTW, the magazine is undoubtedly bombarded with more submissions than before. This often slows down the selection process so expect to wait for a few months. If you make the cut, you’ll be notified and will receive payment, a letter of congratulations, and a free copy of the issue with your photo in it (this is what I received when I was a BOTW back in 2004. At that time I was paid $100. This may or may not have changed since then so make note of that).

Although it isn’t explicitly stated, BOTW candidates are almost always African-American or mixed with African-American. There are so many BOTW, since the publication is a weekly one, so I am not sure if there has ever been a non African-American BOTW…I believe there have been girls of Hispanic origin. Asian…I’m not sure but African-American and Asian mixes have definitely been chosen. Another cool thing about this opportunity is that you do not even need to be a model to submit. Many of the women that make it are not working models, so if you’re photogenic and proud of your body, give it a try!

20 comments:

Queen of the Night "Miss Nova" said...

Is this for women only?

Queen of the Night "Miss Nova" said...

Just curious is this just for women?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Miss Nova, and thanks for the question. You'll find your answer in its own post titled, "Answering a Reader Question #50."

Ebony said...

What size photos should I send in?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Ebony, and thanks for your question! You'll find it in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #53." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

I know this is an older post but i have a question- i am half black and half white and i know jet magazine is an african american magazine. i would be interested in submitting a photo but i am fair skinned to the point where my skin is the color of a caucasian person, my eyes are blue, and by looking at me most might not be able to tell i am even mixed with black. I was wondering in YOUR honest opinion if you think i would have a chance. I know that african-american womens' view of mixed women is not always a positive one and i have had to deal with a lot of struggles because of that. have you ever seen a white looking mixed girl with blue eyes in any of their issues or could you find out? thank you so much and i hope i have some kind of chance. if not i know they are missing out not me, but i would appreciate the help. thank!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous, and thank you for your question. You will find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #61." Thanks for reading!

MM said...

Hi some one told me that I should try for beausty of the week. I dnt know since Im trying to focus strictly on acting visit my site www.lovechic.net and click on slide show to tell me what you think . thank you for ur blog and all of your help

Dania Denise said...

Hey, MM! Thanks for the comment and question, you'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #110." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Should we only send two pictures or should we send a description as well

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled, "Answering a Reader Question #128." Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

i am about to submit to be a jet beauty but im having trouble fitting all that i have to say in 50 words.... i am very passionate about this opportunity and was wondering if u could help me to write an effective essay...=) thnx

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your questions in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #147." Thanks for reading!

Candace J said...

I want to apply to be a Jet beauty of the week sometime this year. What is a good exercise regimen for a 2 piece body? And what is a good place to get a unique swim suit for this?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Candace J! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #148." Thanks for reading!

Mrs. KLW said...

Hi I was wondering that was the only link you had for magazine submissions?

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Mrs. KLW! Yes, that is the only link to the submission form that JET Magazine has for its site.

Tavia Michelle said...

Hi Dania,
As always, you provide great info. Thank you so much! I just want to give your readers another link to the submission form (in case the one you gave doesn't work for them):
http://www.ebonyjet.com/JET_Beauty/
This page has both the form and a link to guidelines on it.

Anonymous said...

Hello Dania,
Is there a link that contains a compiled list of the questions and answers for the "answering a readers questions".

Dania Denise said...

Hi Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #329." Thanks for reading!