To land in feature-revered culinary publication "Food & Wine," a good place to start is with the magazine's Media Kit. A subset of foodandwine.com, the Media Kit offers insight into what topics, trends and stories the editorial team is most receptive to throughout the year. By tweaking your company or restaurant's pitch to complement an upcoming topic on the editorial calendar, your chances of securing a feature are greatly increased.
A visit to the "Food & Wine" editorial calendar provides a useful road map for topics in which the editorial team is most interested for the coming year. For instance, the July 2016 edition's overall theme is "Best New Chefs," while the October 2016 issue focuses on "Fall Wine."
Other critical information the editorial calendar provides includes key dates to remember. A glossy, high production value magazine such as "Food & Wine" works several months out to create its impressive, well-photographed pieces. The dates listed on the editorial calendar note when the content of the issue is locked (Space Closes), when all the supporting art and editorial assets are due for the issue (Materials Close), and when the final issue actually becomes available to subscribers and consumers (On Sale).